Ministries

Healthcare Ministries Timeline

1911  – Six Franciscans arrive in North America (Pineville, Louisiana)

1913  – St. Francis Hospital and Nursing School opens in Monroe, Louisiana

1923  – Our Lady of the Lake Hospital and Nursing School opens in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

1949  – Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital opens in Lafayette, Louisiana

1984  – Parent organization called the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System is established

1990  – Our Lady of the Lake College opens Baton Rouge, Louisiana

2000  – St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales becomes part of the health system

2009  – Senior Service Division is created in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

2011  – Franciscan Health & Wellness program is created in Louisiana and in other states

2013  – Our Lady of the Lake Livingston opens in Livingston, Louisiana

2014  – Our Lady of the Angels Hospital opens in Bogalusa, Louisiana

2015 – Cristo Rey School High School opens in North Baton Rouge

2016 – Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital groundbreaking

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