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About West Jefferson Medical Center

Hospital Serving the Westbank for Over 60 Years

With a proven track record of over 60 years of service to the Westbank of Jefferson Parish and the surrounding area, West Jefferson Medical Center (West Jefferson) is well respected regionally and nationally for excellence in patient care, distinguishing it from other hospitals in New Orleans.

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


Health, care, and education beyond extraordinary.


Creating a culture of wellness.


We bring heart and soul. We're in it together. We give a little extra.

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Our facility & services

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

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

A community hospital, West Jefferson Medical Center features several neighborhood Primary Care clinics.

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