Rush Health Systems and Ochsner Health Officially Merge

The two companies, now Ochsner Rush Health, will anchor services in East Mississippi and West Alabama.

By HFT Staff
August 9, 2022

Rush Health Systems has merged with Ochsner Health, becoming Ochsner Rush Health. Work has already begun to expand access to patients in East Mississippi and West Alabama, including more opportunities for patients to receive  care close to home. 

Ochsner Rush Health will anchor services in East Mississippi and West Alabama for Ochsner Health. Updated names and branding to reflect the new organization and its enhanced capabilities will also be rolled out at regional hospitals: 

  • Ochsner Rush Medical Center 
  • Ochsner Specialty Hospital 
  • Ochsner Choctaw General 
  • Ochsner Scott Regional 
  • Ochsner Laird Hospital 
  • Ochsner Stennis Hospital 
  • Ochsner Watkins Hospital. 

The depth and breadth of specialized care provided by Ochsner will now be available to local communities. Ochsner Rush Health is already working to expand existing programs and offer new services for the patients across the region.  

Ochsner Rush Health will focus on the following to benefit patients, including: 

  • expanded access to specialty and sub-specialty services so more patients can receive the care they need closer to home, including cardiology, neurology,stroke care, women’s services, cancer treatment and surgical oncology 
  • innovation in healthcare delivery through Ochsner’s expanded technological and digital capabilities, including expansions in telehealth, digital monitoring and clinical improvements guided by artificial intelligence 
  • access to Ochsner’s robust clinical research network, one of the largest in the Gulf South, so Ochsner Rush Health patients will be able to participate in groundbreaking, novel therapies, including the latest in cancer treatment, close to home 
  • more efficient, affordable care through the sharing of best practices and resources. Economies of scale will allow Ochsner to find efficiencies throughout the system, and then invest more in programs and resources locally. 



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