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Celebrating 10 Years of Commitment to Washington Parish

2024 marks the 10th anniversary of Our Lady of the Angels Health, carrying on a long-standing tradition of healthcare for Washington Parish and surrounding areas.

In response to God’s call, the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Sisters, our health system’s sponsors, extended their healing ministry into Washington Parish. On March 17, 2014, FMOLHS acquired LSU Bogalusa Medical Center, renaming it Our Lady of the Angels Hospital.

Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa is the only full-service acute care hospital within a 45-minute drive. The hospital is among the three largest employers in Washington Parish with nearly 500 team members and 130 physicians.

Embracing the Call to Serve: Our First 10 Years in Washington Parish

In 2014, the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System embarked on a journey to extend its mission to Washington Parish.

What followed has been a decade of growth and unwavering commitment to serving a rural community with high-quality healthcare at Our Lady of the Angels Health.

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Our Economic Impact

Our Lady of the Angels is deeply committed to fostering positive change and enhancing the well-being of the Washington Parish community. We have invested $327 million in our workforce and more than $20 million in capital improvements since 2014.

Our Lady of the Angels Economic Impact

Our Commitment to Education

In Bogalusa, we partner with LSU Health on its Ophthalmology Residency Program and provide a teaching site for its Rural Family Medicine Residency Program. It’s the only one of its kind in the state, training family medicine physicians and providing much-needed health access to a rural community.

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Nationally Recognized for Quality and Safety

Our Lady of the Angels was named a 2023 top rural hospital along with an “A” safety grade.

Reflections on Our Lady of the Angels’ First 10 Years

With an array of outpatient and inpatient services available, there's no need to travel for your healthcare services. From lab work to nuclear medicine, MRI to CT scans, labor and delivery to women’s services, and pediatrics, Our Lady of the Angels Health can provide for just about all your healthcare needs. As part of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, our patients have access to specialized care when they need it.

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