WJMC - West Jefferson Medical Center

WJMC - West Jefferson Medical Center

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WJMC History

50 Year Anniversary Video



WJMC History Breaking GroundIn the early 1950s, a group of citizens led by the late Dr. Joseph Massony and Mr. George Fonseca took the first steps toward developing one of the first New Orleans hospitals to serve the citizens on the West Bank of Jefferson Parish. Those early efforts, so full of enthusiasm for the pioneers, eventually came to fruition through a citizens group and hospital committee with dozens of area families and individuals including Mr. Beauregard Miller, Jr., Frank Ehret, Jr., and the late Nat Knight, Jr., George Fonseca, Eldon Majoue and Doctors Massony and Samuel Logan.


WJMC History buildingFounded April 11, 1956, in Marrero, through the citizens of Jefferson Parish, West Jefferson Medical Center today is a 435-bed, full service community hospital. Located in the heart of the West Bank of the New Orleans region, this hospital service district hospital is one of the crown jewels of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana and is dedicated to serving the people of West Bank, Gretna, Harvey, New Orleans, and the surrounding areas.


West Jefferson Medical Center opened its doors in April 1960. Through its distinguished history, it has had an amazing $13.5 billion dollar economic impact on the community. Not only is West Jefferson an important corporate entity and economic engine, today it is the major provider of healthcare for West Bank Citizens out of all the New Orleans hospitals.


In 2015, following a lengthy RFP and bidding process that began in 2012, LCMC Health (LCMC) announced that the Jefferson Parish Council approved a Cooperative Endeavor and a Master Lease Agreement (CEA) between LCMC Health and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). LCMC Health will pay Jefferson Parish up to $245 million to lease WJMC and operate its hospital and clinics for 45 years with a portion of the consideration dependent on the hospital’s financial performance in the first three years. As a member of LCMC Health, WJMC will continue to provide exceptional healthcare to the residents of Jefferson Parish and beyond. WJMC joins LCMC Health’s community hospitals, which include Children’s Hospital, Touro, New Orleans East Hospital, Interim LSU Hospital and the new University Medical Center.





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