Ochsner Health System and Acadia Healthcare to Build 82-Bed Behavioral Health Hospital in Louisiana


Ochsner Health System and Acadia Healthcare announced a strategic partnership to repurpose the existing River Parishes Hospital building to an 82-bed behavioral health facility.


Ochsner will make a significant contribution in providing the facility and Acadia will invest $16 -18 million dollars in the facility build out, equipment and working capital. Estimated to open in 2018, the new facility is expected to grow to an average daily census of more than 60 patients, with more than 2,500 annual admissions and more than 3,000 outpatient visits. It also represents an additional 145 jobs in St. John Parish.

Ochsner also announced today the new location for the Ochsner Medical Complex – River Parishes, currently open on the River Parishes Hospital campus. The free-standing $12 million medical facility will be located near Tiffany Drive and Airline Highway in LaPlace.

The planned 20,000 square foot medical complex is expected to be completed by the summer of 2017 and will house a 24-hour, 7-day a week freestanding emergency department accommodating 13 beds, onsite laboratory and radiology services using advanced technologies. In addition, the Ochsner TeleStroke program will be available at this location to provide lifesaving interventions for patients experiencing a stroke. This addition of virtual expertise has proven to significantly improve outcomes for these patients.


Name Ochsner Health System
Partner Company Name Acadia Healthcare
Type 82-Bed Behavioral Health Hospital
Estimated Cost $30 Million
Completion Of Hospital 2018