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Our Mission

For more than 100 years, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System has provided faith-based, quality and compassionate care to the people of Louisiana and now Mississippi. We seek to make a significant difference in the communities we serve through Catholic health services.

Throughout Louisiana — from Monroe to Lafayette, Baton Rouge to Bogalusa — and in Jackson, our healthcare ministry takes to heart the words of St. Francis and his prayer that we be made instruments of God’s peace. Our compassion is just as important as the care and treatment we provide.


Inspired by the vision of St. Francis of Assisi and the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, we extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to God’s people, especially those most in need.


We call forth all who serve in this healthcare ministry to share their gifts and talents to create a Spirit of Healing — with reverence and love for all of life, with joyfulness of spirit, and with humility and justice for all those entrusted to our care.


We are, with God’s help, a healing and spiritual presence for each other and for the communities we are privileged to serve.

Core Values

  • Service

    The privilege of reaching out to meet the needs of others.
  • Reverence and Love for All of Life

    Acknowledging that all of life is a gift from God.
  • Joyfulness of Spirit

    An awareness of being blessed by God in all things.
  • Humility

    Being authentic in serving as an instrument of God.
  • Justice

    Striving for equity and fairness in all relationships with special concern for those most in need.

Our vision is to make a significant difference in our communities through Catholic health services.


More Than Healthcare

You know us for our comprehensive range of healthcare services. You trust our physician group for your primary care and specialty needs. We are privileged to serve you and your loved ones when in need of healing.

Part of our mission is to provide for the needs of the people in the communities that we serve. We also dedicate ourselves to important programs that go beyond providing healthcare. They are the tangible work carried out in living our mission and are at the heart of what our healthcare ministry is called to do.

Below are a few examples of this important work.

Our Mission in Action

Our Lady of Lourdes Invests in Acadiana’s Children

Louisiana summers are relentless, but Acadiana families have a brand-new respite, Our Lady of Lourdes Interactive Water Adventure at Moncus Park.

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International Roots of Our Health System

Our health system was founded by immigrant missionaries who traveled from France to Louisiana.

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Women at the Helm of Healthcare

Our Sisters were unquestionably pioneers — women, founding a healthcare system in the deep South — proving beyond doubt that women can be exceptional leaders.

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Our Lady of the Lake: How It All Started

In 1921, Baton Rouge was a small river town with only 22,000 residents who needed a hospital.

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