From clinical to non-clinical, at Our Lady of the Lake we are a team on a mission to deliver compassionate care to everyone, especially those most in need, by promoting health, wellness and spiritual wholeness. We are committed to serving our community and patients with a dedication to continual improvement, innovation, first-class technology and our award-winning staff.

Our Mission

Inspired by the vision of St. Francis of Assisi and in the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, we extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to God’s people, especially those most in need.

We call forth all who serve in this healthcare ministry, to share their gifts and talents to create a spirit of healing-with reverence and love for all of life, with joyfulness of spirit, and with humility and justice for all those entrusted to our care.

We are with God's help, a healing and spiritual presence for each other and for the communities we are privileged to serve.

Our Mission

Our Values

Service: The privilege of reaching out to meet the needs of others.

Reverence and Love for All of Life: Acknowledging that all of life is a gift from God.

Joyfulness of Spirit: An awareness of being blessed by God in all things.

Humility: Being authentic in serving as an instrument of God.

Justice: Striving for equity and fairness in all relationships with special concern for those most in need.

Our Values


“I'm a pulmonary critical care physician. This is my first pandemic, on top of an epidemic we've been through, I worked through the H1N1 and also the Ebola scare and all of the hurricanes since Katrina. So some experience with this chaos, this one is a little more chaotic than previous just because this is a new and novel infection and it behaves differently for us. So this is truly one where the learning is as we go and the information coming in is fast and furious and we're having to adjust on the fly.”

— Ronald Fields, MD

Our Lady of the Lake operates as an 800-bed teaching hospital that serves an 11-parish area making it one of the largest private medical centers in Louisiana. We treat more than 35,000 patients in the hospital and more than 600,000 individuals through outpatient locations with the assistance of more than 1,100 physicians and 7,300 team members.