• Our Pledge to You: Be seen within 30 minutes in our ER.

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  • World-class care, close to home.

    At West Jefferson Medical Center, our care comes highly-ranked and our listening skills come naturally. We pride ourselves on providing care the Westbank can bank on.

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  • Locally known, nationally recognized for patient care

    West Jefferson Medical Center earned the Healthgrades 2019 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award – the only hospital in Louisiana to receive such prestigious recognition.

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  • Exceptional family care, right around the corner

    With 6 clinics in and around the Westbank area, we have a convenient location for you, just for you.

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The care you need, close to home.

From the time we opened our doors in April of 1960, West Jefferson Medical Center has delivered one-of-a-kind care to the Westbank community of Jefferson Parish.

Today, we’re a 419-bed, not-for-profit hospital offering specialized, comprehensive care in more than 50 specialties and sub-specialties in medicine.

Our departments for spinal surgery, neuroscience, and neurosurgery are ranked in the top 5 in Louisiana, according to Healthgrades. We have a prestigious cancer program accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons, as well as an Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stoke Centers by The Joint Commission.

In 2019 we were named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades. We continue to meet and exceed national standards for care. That means you can count on us to bring the latest and greatest expertise to your care, every time you step through our doors.

At West Jefferson Medical Center, treating you like family is the only way we know. With a long legacy of caring for generations of families on the Westbank, our physicians and staff go the extra mile to deliver personalized care with compassion and commitment.

We’re a hospital on a mission to help you get to the very best version of you. No matter where you are on your healthcare journey, the best in healthcare is right here on the Westbank of New Orleans.

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Our Provider's Specialties

  • Smiling couple with young boy talking to male physician Family Medicine As part of primary care, family medicine practitioners focus on providing medical attention to all members of your family.

At The Family Doctors clinics, the level of care offered to our patient population ranges from treating acute to chronic conditions. Our medical staff is focused on specialties such as family practice, internal medicine, and pediatrics.

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New Orleans cancer patients have many available programs and technological options. Our comprehensive program includes Palliative Care, a Survivorship Clinic, Clinical Trials and the ONLY Radiation Therapy Department on the West Bank of New Orleans.

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West Jefferson provides patients with heart and vascular conditions with exceptional medical and surgical treatments options by offering the latest technology, compassion, and education resources to care for all of any cardiovascular condition.

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The Family Birth Place’s staff is dedicated to providing the most positive pregnancy and birth experience. From our extensive selection of prenatal classes to our quality nursing staff, we are always mindful of our core values- courage, commitment, and compassion.

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The Sleep Disorders Center is a comprehensive facility dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of all major sleep/wake disorders. Our staff is comprised of sleep technologists who are registered in both sleep technology and respiratory therapy to ensure patients receive the most accurate diagnosis and best treatment.

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As the first Primary Stroke Center in Louisiana, our team is committed to providing each patient with comprehensive, interdisciplinary stroke care from the time they arrive by EMS to when they are recovering.

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The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at West Jefferson is proudly accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, and is a Comprehensive Center. It is our goal to provide our patients with the best surgical options to help them lead a healthier lifestyle.

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Our team of physicians and staff provide the most advanced minimally invasive technology, and quality diagnostic urologic care to ourpatients because we want you to feel confident in your West Jeff urologist.

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Defining Quality

  • 2019 Healthgrades Award America's 100 Best Stroke Care Centers

    Healthgrades recognized WJMC as one of America's 100 Best Stroke Care Centers and Stroke Care Excellence awards in 2019
  • 2019 Healthgrades America's 250 best hospitals

    Healthgrades recognized WJMC as one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals in 2019.
  • 2019 Healthgrades award Neurosciences Excellence

    Healthgrades recognized WJMC with the Neurosciences Excellence award in 2019.

  • West Jefferson Medical Center has been designated as a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR), which recognizes our facility's commitment to patient safety and effective diagnostic care.

  • The Commission on Cancer recognizes that the Cancer Program at West Jeff meets the CoC quality care standards and maintains levels of excellence in delivering comprehensive patient care.
  • Fair Warnings Certified Achievement Award logo

    West Jefferson Medical Center is a FairWarning® Ready Certified Care Provider at the Professional Achievement Level, demonstrating its dedication to patient privacy.
  • 2018 Healthgrades America's 100 Best Stroke Care and Stroke Care Excellence Award logos

    Healthgrades recognized WJMC as one of America's 100 Best Stroke Care Centers and Stroke Care Excellence awards in 2018.
  • 2018 Get with the Guidelines logo

    The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. 
  • Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Award

    The Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award designation recognizes superior performance of hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays. 
  • Healthgrades 2017 Treatment of Stroke Five-Star Recipient logo

    This achievement places WJMC among the top 10% of hospitals in the nation as measured by lowest risk-adjusted mortality.
  • 2017 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award logo

    West Jefferson is the ONLY hospital in the Greater New Orleans Area to achieve Top 5% in the nation for Patient Safety Excellence in 2017.
  • RAD Award
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    West Jefferson Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology by the American College of Radiology.