Dear Friends,

The Foundation recently hosted an event, Take a Walk into Our Future, at the Lake Charles Country Club to update the community on the expanded footprint of CHRISTUS Health Southwestern Louisiana with the recent joint venture with Ochsner Health System and our expanded service lines at CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick and CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospitals. Our ministry is now CHRISTUS Ochsner Heath Southwestern Louisiana.

As we endeavor to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ every day, we continue to focus our efforts on addressing our communities’ needs to provide health care close to home, especially those for women’s health, children’s services and cancer care.

One area that we have made significant investments in is our oncology services. We have elevated our service offerings in this community with advanced technology like the new linear accelerator, Computed Tomography (CT) Simulator and upgrades to current equipment for our Regional Cancer Center. With the new investments, we are able to shift our focus to becoming a nationally accredited breast center that will provide a heightened level of care for women across Southwest Louisiana. Our strategic initiatives include integrating advanced diagnostic and treatment technology as well as participation in clinical trials and research. These steps ensure we will continue to build upon our comprehensive cancer program so that our facilities are well-prepared to meet the health care needs of our community for years to come.

We have launched several initiatives that are focused on women’s health services in our region. As we strive to support women in all stages of life, our goal is to enrich our current service offerings so that our patients continue to receive the absolute best in care. Providing comprehensive services is vital for ensuring exceptional access to health care here at home and encouraging strong, healthy women across the community.

With the addition of CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital to our ministry, we are committed to the health and well-being of our babies and our children in Southwest Louisiana. Through our Children’s Miracle Network Program, investments are being made for special equipment and treatment materials for Labor and Delivery Services, the Well-Baby Nursery, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Kids Team at CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area.

We are excited about our expanded footprint and look forward to building a healthier, stronger community across Southwest Louisiana.

(Click on this link to learn more about our services in women’s health, children’s services and cancer care at CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area and CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospitals.)