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LSUHSC New Orleans Vision & Mission

The Vision of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans (LSUHSC-NO) will be recognized as an outstanding comprehensive public academic health sciences center that serves the needs of all citizens of the State of Louisiana by delivering professional education and training, conducting innovative research, providing high-quality patient care, and engaging in diverse outreach initiatives.

The Role, Scope, and Mission of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans

The mission of LSUHSC-NO is to provide education, research, patient care, and community outreach. LSUHSC-NO comprises the Schools of Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Graduate Studies, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health.

LSUHSC-NO educational programs prepare students for careers as healthcare professionals, educators, administrators, and scientists. The Health Sciences Center disseminates and advances knowledge through basic and clinical research programs, resulting in publications, technology transfer, and related economic enhancements to meet the changing needs of the State of Louisiana and the nation.

LSUHSC-NO provides vital public service through direct patient care, including care of indigent and uninsured patients. Healthcare services are provided through LSUHSC-NO clinics in allied health, dentistry, medicine, nursing, and in numerous affiliated hospitals and clinics throughout Louisiana.

LSUHSC-NO provides referral services, continuing education, and information relevant to the public health of the citizens of Louisiana. In addition, LSUHSC-NO works cooperatively with two Area Health Education Centers (AHECs), whose programs focus on improving the number and distribution of healthcare providers in underserved rural and urban areas of Louisiana and on supporting existing rural healthcare providers through continuing education programs.