Ochsner Health Named to Newsweek’s America’s Greatest Workplaces 2024 for Mental Wellbeing

Ochsner Health has been named one of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Mental Wellbeing 2024 by Newsweek and Plant-A Insights Group. The ranking survey conducted included responses from more than 250,000 young professionals and more than 1.5 million company reviews.

“At Ochsner, we understand the critical importance of mental well-being not only for our patients, but also every member of our organization. Working in healthcare can be stressful. By focusing on key factors such as accessibility to mental health, proactive wellness programs, and a supportive workplace culture, we are equipping our workforce with the tools and support necessary to thrive,” said Nigel Girgrah, MD, chief wellness officer, Ochsner Health. "Being named to Newsweek’s list of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Mental Wellbeing is a milestone that reinforces our dedication to leading by example, championing the well-being of our employees and setting a benchmark for excellence in healthcare.”

Ochsner leads the way in Louisiana as the first health system to establish a department dedicated to the wellness of its workforce. The Office of Professional Well-Being works to help Ochsner employees find resources to stay connected, reclaim joy and find balance. Understanding that the excellence of our patient care is directly linked to the wellness of our professionals and providers, the Office of Professional Well-Being offers programs and resources designed to address burnout, resiliency, workplace stress and the mental health needs of employees.