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Our Practice


 

The Premier Provider of Women's Health Care in Louisiana

 

 

As the largest OB/GYN physician group in the state of Louisiana, Louisiana Women's Healthcare is recognized for our clinical excellence and long-standing commitment to our community, and to women just like you.

We have proudly served women of the Greater Baton Rouge area for nearly 25 years. We touch lives - caring for over 70,000 women and providing over 150,000 patient exams annually. We welcome lives - delivering more than 5,000 babies every year. We save lives - providing surgical expertise to more than 4,000 patients annually. We are committed to detecting and preventing breast, cervical and ovarian cancers, as well as osteoporosis.

With an unmatched combination of compassion and skill, our team of physicians and advanced clinicians provide a comprehensive range of services. Because we understand that each woman in our community deserves an experienced medical team completely focused on her unique needs, we are devoted to your health and dedicated to your care through every season of life.

Offering a premium level of care and caring for our community, one woman at a time.
That's the Louisiana Women's Healthcare difference.


Our Partnership with Ochsner

Louisiana Women’s Health (LWH) is thrilled to share that we have reached an agreement to become part of Ochsner Health, effective May 1, 2021. This is exciting news about the future of OB/GYN services in Baton Rouge and across Louisiana, as the partnership brings together the state’s largest private practice for women’s health services with the leading and most technologically advanced health system in the Gulf South.

Our relationship with you is personal and important to us. That’s why we wanted to take time to explain why LWH and Ochsner are better together, and how this new, strategic partnership will continue to enhance the quality of women’s healthcare services in Baton Rouge.

But first, we want to let you know what’s not changing for you:

  • LWH patients will continue to have access to the same outstanding physicians and services they know and trust today.
  • Our offices will remain at our current location on the campus of Woman’s Hospital.
  • Deliveries and procedures will continue uninterrupted at Woman’s Hospital.
  • We will continue to accept the same insurance coverage for our providers and services.

As part of Ochsner Health, we’ll be able to provide the same, exceptional care in new and innovative ways. We’ll build on the expertise of Ochsner’s extensive regional network of women’s health providers and implement leading-edge technologies. Ochsner’s focus to remain at the forefront of health information technology means that we’ll be able to roll out advanced digital health tools rarely used by organizations of our size, including:

  • Epic electronic health record system – the gold standard in electronic health information software. We will implement Ochsner’s instance of Epic to improve care coordination, patient registration, online scheduling, clinical integration and streamline billing – all of which makes receiving care at LWH even more convenient and accessible.
  • MyChart patient portal – You will be able to easily schedule appointments, communicate with your physicians, view imaging results and access health information from your smartphone.
  • Connected MOM Program – Expecting moms will be able to send information including weights and blood pressure readings to their LWH care team digitally to help them virtually manage their healthcare from home.
  • Enhanced Access to Primary and Specialty Care – LWH patients will have enhanced access to primary and specialty care as part of Ochsner Health.
  • Telemedicine – Over time, LWH and Ochsner will work together to enhance telemedicine services to provide women across Louisiana with the highest level of prenatal care.

We hope you are as excited as we are about the innovations that will soon be available through LWH and Ochsner Health. Together, we will be able to grow and expand access to coordinated care and bring better value to our patients in ways that we would never have been able to do alone. Best of all, LWH and Ochsner are aligned on our vision to improve the health and lives of women across the entire state of Louisiana. We are proud to unveil our new, co-branded logo that reflects our partnership with Ochsner and our joint commitment to delivering best-in-class women’s health services now and for generations to come.

Thank you for the privilege of allowing us to care for you and your families since 1997. Please visit our FAQs page for answers to additional questions about our new partnership with Ochsner. If you have any additional questions, please email us at info@lwha.com.

 

F.A.Q.s

LWH is passionate about caring for women and taking care of our employees. We continually look to improve health outcomes, improve the experience of care for women, enhance access to care and use information technology in more advanced ways to meet the evolving needs of our patients – and to do all of this in the most cost efficient manner possible.

We chose to partner with Ochsner because:

  • We share similar values. Like us, Ochsner is committed to the health of women across the state and committed to their employees.
  • We share a common vision. Ochsner has a vision to improve the health rankings in our state across the board, moving Louisiana from the bottom of the rankings to 40 or better by 2030. LWH physicians are excited by this vision and want to be part of achieving this goal for our patients – and all women – in Louisiana.
  • We know technology enhances the care we provide. Ochsner has invested in Epic, an industry-leading electronic health information software. LWH will install the Ochsner instance of Epic, which will improve care coordination, patient registration, scheduling, clinical integration and streamline billing. Epic will effectively coordinate care for LWH patients, allowing them to have better access to their own health information through Epic’s patient portal, MyChart.
    • Through MyChart, patients can easily schedule appointments, communicate with their doctors, request prescription refills, and view visit summaries, lab and imaging results from their laptop, tablet or smartphone.
    • With Ochsner, we’ll be able to implement this technology for our patients at a fraction of the cost and time it would take to do so on our own.
  • We can grow services. Ochsner is a leader in developing innovative products to improve patient experience and outcomes, especially when it comes to obstetrics and gynecology. Together, we will be able to grow our services, offering even more for the women who trust us with their care.
  • We can reduce the cost of care. As we look to grow into the future and provide services for generations to come, working with Ochsner means that we can purchase supplies and equipment at a significant savings to our organization due to Ochsner’s scale. Ultimately, this reduces the cost of care for our patients.

We must continue to evolve to meet the needs of our patients. As part of Ochsner Health, we will be better positioned to identify growth opportunities, implement best-in-class technology, and offer digital medicine tools in the most effective way possible.

Ochsner is nationally recognized as a healthcare leader, treating nearly 900,000 patients from every parish in Louisiana, every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries. Last year alone, Ochsner conducted more than 2.5 million patient visits. By partnering with the healthcare leader in Louisiana, we can continue to grow and deliver even more innovative care to the women in greater Baton Rouge.

How does this partnership affect my relationship with my physician? Are you relocating?

Nothing changes today for our team or our patients:

  • LWH patients will continue to have access to the same outstanding physicians they know and trust and the same services offered today.
  • LWH offices will remain at our current location on the campus of Woman’s Hospital.
  • Deliveries and procedures will continue uninterrupted at Woman’s Hospital.
  • We will continue to accept the same insurance coverage for our providers and services.

Will you move deliveries to Ochsner Baton Rouge The Grove or O’Neal campuses?

No. LWH will continue to provide services at Woman’s Hospital, including baby deliveries, surgical procedures, mammograms and patient visits in the same location – on the campus of Women’s Hospital.

Will your logo or brand change?

Yes. We will transition to a co-branded logo that reflects LWH becoming a part of Ochsner Health. Our organization’s name – Louisiana Women’s Healthcare – will remain the same.

What can I look forward to as a current or future LWH patient?

Our strategic partnership allows us to accelerate the rollout of digital technology that will enhance and improve the quality and delivery of women’s health services in Baton Rouge. Our staff will be able to serve our patients more efficiently while also bringing you additional benefits. Here’s a look at what is coming:

  • Epic: Epic is an industry-leading electronic health information software that will improve care coordination, patient registration, scheduling, clinical integration and streamline billing. This allows patients to have better access to their own health information through MyChart.
  • MyChart: Through MyChart, patients can easily schedule appointments, communicate with their doctors, request prescription refills, and view visit summaries, lab and imaging results from their laptop, tablet or smartphone.
  • Connected MOM: With the implementation of Epic, LWH patients will have access to Ochsner’s Connected MOM program. Expectant mothers can use their smartphone to enroll, then easily send their weight and blood pressure readings in real time to their OB care team. By staying connected virtually, the care team can more easily recognize trends or issues earlier and provide ongoing prenatal care. Ochsner has welcomed nearly 3,000 babies whose mothers have benefitted since the program launched.
  • Enhanced Access to Primary and Specialty Care – LWH patients will have enhanced access to primary and specialty care as part of Ochsner Health.
  • Expanded telemedicine: Over time, LWH and Ochsner will work together to enhance telemedicine services and provide women across Louisiana with the highest level of prenatal care.

Why is Ochsner the right partner for LWH?

Ochsner’s national reputation, statewide presence and mission make them a natural fit for LWH. Ochsner is committed to improving the health and well-being of communities across Louisiana, and their willingness to think differently and innovate healthcare will allow LWH to offer more for our patients.

In addition to sharing strong values and a common vision to positively impact women’s health, Ochsner and LWH both put people first – our teams, our patients and our communities. We will share one powerful mission and core values that will guide our decisions, inspire our actions and influence our relationships with patients, colleagues and communities.

Through a spirit of collaboration and a commitment to transparency, Ochsner and LWH will learn from one another while building a strong future together. We will share our cultural strengths and best practices while adapting together and remaining open to new opportunities that further improve and differentiate us.

 

BETTER TOGETHER. LOUISIANA WOMEN'S HEALTHCARE
IS NOW PART OF THE OCHSNER HEALTH FAMILY.