As southeast Louisiana’s largest nonprofit, academic, multi-specialty healthcare delivery system, Ochsner is driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate, and Innovate. Coordinated clinical and hospital patient care, all connected electronically to provide convenience for our patients, is provided across the region by Ochsner’s 30 owned, managed, and affiliated hospitals and more than 80 health centers and urgent care centers.
Clear streams, piney woods and idyllic communities filled with antique shops, galleries, and restaurants are found throughout St. Tammany Parish, on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Only forty minutes from the French Quarter in New Orleans, revel in Northshore art, cuisine, culture, and the great outdoors.
There are about 80,000 acres of national wildlife refuge set aside in the parish, including Big Branch NWR and the Northlake Nature Center on Bayou Castine. Birdwatching is popular on the Northshore, and many endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers live here.
The Tammany Trace, a jewel of a bike trail threading through 31 miles of St. Tammany Parish, is a great way to enjoy the Northshore outdoors.