The healthcare industry, while providing vital and necessary medical services in our community, is also major economic engine within the state, generating more than $31.1billion annually in economic activity and directly employing more than 103,400 people. Hospitals make up approximately 35 percent of total healthcare employment and close to half of the annual payroll of the healthcare sector. They contribute to the economic stability and viability of the community and regional economies based on their employment and their connection to other businesses within the community. Jobs associated with hospitals require a wide spectrum of skills, and the average wage for hospital personnel is significantly higher than other service sector jobs.

North Oaks Health System, one of Louisiana’s largest and most progressive hospital organizations, is located in Hammond. Facilities in Tangipahoa and Livingston parishes include:

  • A Level II Trauma Center - one of only five in Louisiana
  • An acute care hospital
  • A rehabilitation hospital
  • Two outpatient diagnostic and treatment centers
  • An outpatient surgery center
  • Two outpatient rehabilitation centers
  • A hospice agency
  • A growing physician group for primary and specialty care

Cypress Pointe Hospital has been operating in Hammond since 2010. This state-of-the-art 63,000 square-foot facility is physician owned and consists of 6 fully digital operating rooms, 2 procedure rooms, 24 inpatient rooms and 6 ICU rooms.

In addition to our advanced medical facilities, Hammond also boasts cutting-edge healthcare training and education programs, including:

Southeastern Louisiana University Nursing Program

Southeastern's School of Nursing is recognized as a leader in the preparation of nurses and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree program.

NTCC Healthcare Programs

Northshore Tech offers a wide variety of healthcare-related programs, including:

  • Practical Nursing
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Medical Assistant

Compass Career College Healthcare Programs

Compass' healthcare programs prepare graduates for successful careers in areas such as:

  • Nurse Aide
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Practical Nursing

Petra College

Petra College offers certifications for these programs:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Phlebotomist
  • CPR
  • First Aid Training

North Oaks School of Radiologic Technology

North Oaks Health System’s School of Radiologic Technology can be the start of your career in diagnostic imaging. They provide qualified students a comprehensive education in Radiologic Technology with a focus on patients, community and one another; and with dedication to promoting professionalism and excellence in all aspects of diagnostic imaging. North Oaks School of Radiologic Technology is accredited by the Joint Review Committee of Education in Radiologic Technology.

A leader in healthcare in the Southeast

Our region provides peace of mind and a high quality of life for businesses and their employees. With our unique blend of medical and educational institutions, Hammond has positioned itself to be a trailblazer in the world of healthcare for decades to come.