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Why Support LSU Health Foundation


Why Support LSU Health Foundation

A gift to the LSU Health Foundation makes an immediate impact and changes lives. Whether the gift benefits life-saving research or our future health care providers' education, your gift leaves a legacy of hope and health.

Why We Exist

LSU Health Foundation New Orleans exists to support LSU Health New Orleans and its fourfold mission of patient care, education, research and community outreach through fundraising and asset oversight and management. While LSU Health New Orleans strives to Discover, Teach, Heal, and Serve, LSU Health Foundation New Orleans strives to connect the needs for critical funding to those capable of providing those critical funds.




Our faculty are in the vanguard of biosciences research in a number of areas that touch the lives of every Louisiana citizen, including cancer, addiction, neuroscience and neurodegenerative diseases, eye disorders, genetics, diabetes, hypertension, angiogenesis, cardiovascular disease, epilepsy, asthma and respiratory diseases, infectious diseases, vaccine technology, obesity and weight management, and children’s health.

Their work focuses on finding new ways to diagnose, treat and cure some of life’s most chronic and burdensome diseases. To accomplish this, critical funds are necessary for gathering the best people and equipment available.




Our faculty are teaching the next generation of health care providers. More than 1,000 faculty currently teach approximately 3,000 students in the schools that make up LSU Health New Orleans: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Graduate Studies, Medicine, Nursing and Public Health. LSU Health New Orleans offers more than 40 degree and certificate programs ranging from associate through doctoral and postdoctoral. Many of our faculty hold or have held top leadership positions in national and international professional societies.

Examples of our leadership include: LSU School of Nursing is the only nursing school in Louisiana within an academic health sciences center. LSU School of Dentistry is the only dental school in the nation offering degrees in Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, and Dental Laboratory Technology.




LSU health care professionals have been practicing the art of healing for more than 85 years. Patients from all over the world choose LSU health care in order to reap the benefits of academic medicine – the best health care linked to the most current research from the brightest minds.

Offering a broad range of health care specialties in hospitals and clinics throughout the state, it is easy to see why our health care professionals are the first choice for nearly 1 million patient visits each year.




For generations, our faculty, staff and students have been committed to serving the communities we live and work in. LSU Health New Orleans is known
for its outreach activities, from opening the first clinic of its kind in the nation specifically for musicians to increasing scientific achievements of school children and providing education and early cancer detection services statewide.

LSU Health’s outreach programs, educational opportunities, research and health care services reach into every corner of the state, bringing the full resources of Louisiana’s health care leader to the people it serves.