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Our Partnerships

Catholic Health Association

Catholic Health Association

In partnership with the Catholic Health Association, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System is committed to fostering inclusiveness in our workplace culture, advocating change to end health disparities and building right and just relationships with our communities. Through partnership with the Catholic Health Association, we will work to develop a comprehensive, strategic and data driven approach on our journey to solve the challenges faced by individuals in our community. Our approach includes all facets of our organization at both the health system and ministry levels. Learn more about CHA’s commitment to heal, to unite and to justice at

Healthcare Anchor Network

Healthcare Anchor NetworkOur health system is a proud member of the Healthcare Anchor Network (HAN), a national collaboration with 70+ health systems leveraging their hiring, purchasing and investing power to reduce health disparities and sustain healthy economies. Our commitment as a HAN member is to address the root causes of health disparities, focusing on economic and racial inequities and the social determinants of health that perpetuate them.

By leveraging our business practices around inclusive, local hiring and workforce development, local and diverse sourcing, and community investments, we can tackle these underlying causes of poor health by investing in the social and economic well-being of the communities we serve. We can get at that impact by leveraging what we’re doing now. The anchor mission approach offers a portfolio of proven strategies that can multiply outcomes without multiplying cost.

University of Louisiana System

In 2024, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System and the University of Louisiana System co-hosted the 4th Annual Black Male Summit in New Orleans. The event brought together more than 600 students, educators, mentors and professionals from across the state of Louisiana to address the unique challenges and opportunities facing black male students. Workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities allowed attendees to develop and refine their professional skills.

We continue to strengthen our partnership the UL System through various initiatives beyond the summit. These include the Reginald F. Lewis Scholars program, mentorship opportunities and collaborative research projects designed to bridge gaps in education and healthcare. Together, we are committed to building a well-rounded and skilled workforce equipped to meet the future needs of Louisiana and beyond.

FranU Earns 2023 Military Friendly Schools Designation Gold Ranking

Institutions earning the Military Friendly Schools Awards designation were evaluated using public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Over 1,800 schools participated in the 2023-2024 survey, 530 schools earned awards level designations in Gold, Silver, and Bronze. 250 were selected for “Gold” award status for their leading practices, outcomes, and effective programs.

“We are very excited about receiving the Military Friendly Designation. FranU prides itself of providing excellent service to our students of the armed forces from the moment they join our leaning community until the day they walk across the stage at graduation. Earning this designation further emphasizes FranU’s commitment, effort, and success in providing meaningful support for our military community,” stated Rebecca Cannon, FranU Vice President for Student Affairs.

Our Anchor Mission Practices

Inclusive, Local Hiring

Local and Diverse Sourcing

Community Investments

Anchored in our Community

Read more about our journey and model.

Download our 2024 Impact Report