PLAQUEMINE - Ochsner Health System is opening its first location in Iberville Parish. 

Ochsner Health Center - Plaquemine will be located at 24730 Plaza Drive (formerly Westside Center for Women). Ochsner’s seven OB/GYN’s and eight certified nurse midwives will begin providing women’s services at the location within the next couple of months.

“Ochsner Health Center - Plaquemine is just the beginning of our commitment to Iberville Parish residents,” Ochsner Baton Rouge Chief Executive Officer Eric McMillen said. “With plans underway for the proposed medical complex in the area, this new location provides us the opportunity to begin serving residents now.”

Ochsner is working with the Iberville Parish government to construct a 40,000 square foot free standing emergency department in the area in 2014.   

The ED will be part of a medical complex that will include an Ochsner Health Center, which will provide primary care and specialty services.  Once the medical complex is operational the Plaza Drive health center location will relocate to that site.

Ochsner’s women’s services team provides a variety of childbirth options including alternative options such as water births, birthing chairs, balls and stools as well as traditional births and cesarean sections as needed.

With the opening of Ochsner Health Center - Plaquemine, Ochsner will have eight local health centers and a full service acute care hospital off of O’Neal Lane.