About Us

The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System is the leading health care innovator in Louisiana. We bring together outstanding clinicians, the most advanced technology and leading research to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality and safest care possible.

This commitment is grounded in a history that is more than 100 years old, but reflected today by our strategic vision of transforming healthcare through superior performance and excellent patient care.

In the last fiscal year, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System had:

  • 1,747 Licensed Beds
  • 65,322 Discharges
  • 44,592 OR Procedures
  • 10,827 Full Time Employees
  • 331,360 Inpatient Days
  • 1,915 Active Medical Staff
  • 229,296 Emergency Visits

As a nonprofit, mission-focused Catholic healthcare ministry, we give special attention to our citizens who are most in need. During the most recent fiscal year, we provided more than $39 million in unreimbursed care and community support to the underprivileged.

With hospitals, clinics and physicians located throughout our state, our health system is the largest in Louisiana. In fact, we provide care to almost half of Louisiana’s citizens. Because of our size and the partnerships we have with other local organizations, we are able to pool our resources and share cost and service efficiencies and learn from each other, thereby accelerating our ability to improve care and solve challenges.

Since our founding in Monroe, Louisiana in 1911, we have been blessed by the guidance of the Franciscan Sisters. Through their guidance and steadfast example, we have committed to assure that we perpetuate their healing ministry for another hundred years. It is a noble purpose we strive to fulfill every day.

Headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, we serve patients across Louisiana through a network of hospitals, clinics, physicians, elderly housing and integrated information systems.

Our five hospitals include:

Our health system has partnered with the State of Louisiana as it transforms its healthcare delivery system. The partnership includes inpatient acute care and primary care delivery in Baton Rouge and Bogalusa.

Following in the footsteps of our founders, the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady, our team members and physicians are called to provide high quality care and compassion to all people, especially those most in need.

As we look to the future of our healthcare ministry, we chart our course by “going where we are called.”