Where Do Your Dollars Go?

Financial Information

In 2005, CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital recognized both a need and an opportunity to create a health care center of excellence, to support those most in need of its services in Southwest Louisiana and to support our community’s initiatives. The CHRISTUS St. Patrick Foundation was born in pursuit of that goal. Now the CHRISTUS Ochsner SWLA Foundation, serving CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana, thrives with the support of the hospital’s patients and employees, along with members of the community.

The Foundation now oversees all philanthropic efforts for the hospitals since 2016. Through the support of major gifts, planned giving, events, capital campaigns and other programs, it has contributed nearly $9 million toward initiatives like establishing a nationally accredited Breast Center, funding a therapeutic activity room for geriatric unit patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia, and more. Additionally, as a Children’s Miracle Network partner, the Foundation makes CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana a leader in pediatric medical care and health education opportunities.

Form 990

Each year, the not-for-profit CHRISTUS Ochsner SWLA Foundation files an informational Form 990 with the Internal Revenue Service. This form includes data on the organization’s mission, programs and finances. The Foundation has filed its own Form 990 – separate from the hospital – since fiscal year 2015-2016. 

To review the Foundation’s forms or for further questions, please contact:
Patricia Prudhomme – [email protected]

Federal Tax ID

The Foundation’s federal tax identification number is


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