Living in Baton Rouge means you and your family get access to high-quality care, the latest technology, and renowned institutions.

Cutting-edge facilities. World-class care.

From groundbreaking research and innovation to convenient locations and specialized treatment, our city is one of the premier healthcare hubs in the South.

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Find Your Neighborhood
  • ~60Kjobs in Baton Rouge are in healthcare. This important industry has grown its headcount by nearly 7% since the end of 2019.
  • $25Mis being invested in the new Our Lady of the Lake Nursing an Allied Health Building. This investment between Baton Rouge Community College and Our Lady of the Lake is aimed at elevating future healthcare workers' education and professional growth, further strengthening Baton Rouge's dedication to healthcare excellence.
  • 5major hospital systems are located in the Greater Baton Rouge area, providing convenient access to the region's best physicians, technology, and staff.

Top-tier Biomedical Research

Baton Rouge boasts the nation’s first integrated, interdisciplinary metabolic treatment center — the Metamor™ Institute. In partnership with Pennington Biomedical Research Center, the institute brings together researchers, scientists, nutrition experts, psychologists, and exercise physiologists to transform the understanding and treatment of obesity and diabetes.

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A Dedicated Health District

The Baton Rouge Health District is a unified medical community fostering collaboration among Baton Rouge healthcare providers to increase competitiveness on a national scale. Whether it's finding shared cost savings or supporting research, the district aims to create a more connected, cohesive community with healthcare at its core.

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The Area's Only Children's Hospital

Our Lady of the Lake's Children's Hospital is the central hub for Louisiana's largest pediatric healthcare network, with 99 patient beds and a 24/7 pediatric emergency room. This facility offers the region’s only Level II pediatric trauma program, with a large team of specialists and specialized services.

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Renowned Cancer Institutions

Cancer doesn't stand a chance in Baton Rouge. As the region's first comprehensive cancer program, Baton Rouge General Cancer Center has provided care and treatment for over 30 years. Additionally, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Louisiana's leading cancer care organization, is equipped with state-of-the-art treatments, comprehensive services, expert physicians, and highly specialized scientists, all focused 100% on cancer care. That's not all. Ochsner Cancer Center is the only provider in Louisiana with a fully integrated cancer program based on MD Anderson's standards and treatment plans.

Additionally, Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Institute provides comprehensive care at every stage of the cancer journey, and the Woman's Hospital Cancer Pavilion focuses on specialized treatments for cancers affecting women.

Thanks to organizations like Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, you get the support you or your family need all within a caring community.

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