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About Touro

Proud to Be New Orleans’ Hospital

Founded in 1852, Touro Infirmary is New Orleans' only community-based, not-for-profit, faith-based hospital.

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For 165 years, Touro has been the vanguard of medical excellence. Founded by Judah Touro, Touro Infirmary is guided by the principles of Judaism to provide the highest quality and most compassionate healthcare. As one of New Orleans' most enduring monuments, Touro Infirmary stands for stability. Generations of babies have been born here and we've cared for more than a million people. Our modern facilities utilize the latest technology, along with the expertise of our dedicated and caring physicians and staff - Touro is known for its quality and excellence.

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A commitment to innovation

Touro has been at the forefront of innovation for generations. In 1923, Touro was one of only fifteen hospitals in the country approved to use insulin to treat patients. In 1929, Touro was one of the first hospitals in the United States and the first in the city to have a physical therapy department, which paved the way for our nationally recognized Rehabilitation Center. Today, Touro Rehabilitation Center offers specialized inpatient and outpatient programs for patients experiencing catastrophic injuries, neurological disorders and diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury and cancer.


In 1922, Touro Infirmary Maternity Service was established and Touro unofficially became the place “where babies come from.” Today, Touro is designated a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, a Baby Friendly designated hospital, and has been voted “Best Hospital to Have a Baby” for many years consecutively by NOLA Family Magazine .

As one of Louisiana's busiest delivery hospitals, the Family Birthing Center at Touro is equipped with private labor/delivery and postpartum suites, acute neonatal intensive care services, and a comprehensive infant security system. We are proud to be the birthing hospital of choice for generations of New Orleanians.

Always growing

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In 2009, Touro and Children’s Hospital partnered to form LCMC Health, a non-profit, community-based system providing a complete continuum of care from birth to geriatrics. In the following years, LCMC Health has expanded to include University Medical Center, New Orleans East Hospital and West Jefferson Medical Center. Today, Touro joins its partner hospitals in dedication to the community through a focus on economic development, advanced research, teaching, and clinical excellence..

In addition to providing a full range of inpatient and outpatient services, Touro’s subsidiaries help ensure that our patients have access to the quality care they have come to expect from Touro.

Our subsidiary, Crescent City Physicians, Inc., has proudly served the Greater New Orleans Area since 1994. Our physicians and staff offer comprehensive medical care at locations throughout Orleans Parish and surrounding areas.

Home Health, the hospital-based home health agency of Touro Infirmary, provides care to patients in their homes in coordination with the patient's physician.

Woldenberg Village is Touro’s premier full-service retirement community in the New Orleans area. We offer a variety of living accommodations, services, and programs to meet the varied needs of seniors at different life stages.

Leaders in care

Touro offers a full range of services including emergency services, preventive diagnostics, surgical care, women’s services, cardiology, cancer treatment, rehabilitation, imaging, orthopaedics, and stroke care, and more. Our patients and the community can count on our ongoing commitment to their health and well-being for generations to come.

New Orleans is a city that values tradition and history and prides itself on the strength and vibrancy of our local community. No institution embodies this enduring New Orleans spirit more than Touro. Touro is proud to be New Orleans’ hospital.

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We are located in Uptown New Orleans, near the historic Garden District.

Touro Infirmary
1401 Foucher St.
New Orleans, LA 70115

For more information, please call 504.285.8493.