Inspired by St. Francis of Assisi and the tradition of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady, the Health System strives to deliver compassionate care to all persons - especially those most in need - by providing quality, cost effective medical care in a healing and spiritual environment. Over 6,500 dedicated individuals work to advance our mission, guided by our core values of service, reverence and love for all of life, joyfulness of spirit, humility and justice. Our sponsored organizations and wholly owned subsidiaries are places where the spirit of God, our Catholic identity and our Franciscan heritage are evident and celebrated.
The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System was formed in 1984 by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady, North American Province, to ensure the perpetuation of their mission. The Health System delivers medical care and community services through its sponsored hospitals, subsidiaries and affiliates: Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; St. Elizabeth Hospital, in Gonzales, Louisiana; Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana; and St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, Louisiana; Calais Health, LLC, a wholly owned corporate health services subsidiary, is headquartered in Baton Rouge and operates throughout Louisiana and in neighboring states. Louise Insurance Company seeks to assure best-cost liability coverage for Health System-sponsored organizations.
Today, the Health System's combined service area covers more than 1.8 million individuals, representing more than 40% of the Louisiana's population.