About West Jefferson Medical Center

Hospital serving the West Bank for over 55 years

With a proven track record of more than 55 years of service to the West Bank of Jefferson Parish and the surrounding area, West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) is well respected regionally and nationally for excellence in patient care, distinguishing it from other hospitals in New Orleans.

WJMC, a 419-bed not-for-profit hospital located in Marrero, Louisiana, resides on a more than 20-acre sprawling campus just minutes from downtown New Orleans. Situated near vast industrial and maritime corridors, WJMC serves area industry as well as the citizens of Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemine and St. Charles Parishes and beyond.

Mission:

West Jefferson Medical Center is dedicated to providing quality care in a comforting and cost-effective manner.

Vision:

We will optimize the health of our community now and in the future.

Our Core Values:

West Jefferson Medical Center is committed to excellence through:

  • Positive Attitude
  • Genuine Commitment
  • Honest Communication
  • Total Ownership

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Our facility & services

On campus, companies will find a Return to Work Center, outpatient physical and occupational rehabilitation as well as cardiac rehabilitation. West Jefferson Medical Center is the regional leader in acute, preventative and rehabilitative healthcare services for the West Bank of Jefferson Parish and its surrounding communities.

The Medical Center, a full-service community hospital, offers comprehensive services for patients and their families which include:

  • Emergency services complemented by heart and vascular care
  • Neuroscience services including a dedicated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission
  • Orthopedic services
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • A cancer program accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeon
  • Comprehensive women's services
  • Comprehensive Rehabilitation program certified by CARF

A community hospital, West Jefferson Medical Center continues to respond to the needs of its community. The Medical Center features several neighborhood primary care clinics, The Family Doctors.

Health & wellness services

Keeping our community well and preventing disease are part of our vision. The Fitness Centers represent an enhanced concept in community and family-focused fitness, with qualified staff members guiding customers in the use of state of the art exercise equipment and in programs addressing every dimension of wellness including physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual. Corporate, military and senior citizen rates are available.

The Fitness Center-Marrero is located on the main campus and features an Aquatic Center with a multi-purpose pool, whirlpool and SwimEx Aquatic Therapy pool. The Fitness Center-Oakwood is located in the Wellness Complex, a 46,000 square foot facility which opened in 2003 near Oakwood Shopping Center in Terrytown, Louisiana. The Wellness Complex also houses The Family Doctors primary care practice and Outpatient Rehabilitation Services.

Our history

In 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., Nat Knight, Jr., George Fonseca, Eldon Majoue and Doctors Massony and Samuel Logan.

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.

Joining with LCMC Health

In the Fall of 2015, West Jefferson Medical Center joined LCMC Health. LCMC Health is a Louisiana-based, not for profit healthcare system consisting of Children’s Hospital, Touro Infirmary, New Orleans East Hospital, and University Medical Center. The system serves the needs of the people of Louisiana, the Gulf South and beyond. Our family of hospitals has a very strong heritage with more than 450 combined years of service.

As a proud member of the LCMC Health, we continue our on-going commitment to our patients and community, offering a wide-range of programs to those we serve.