Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for New Ochsner Center at Delgado

March 31, 2021

This morning, March 31, Delgado Community College celebrated the groundbreaking for its new Ochsner Center for Nursing and Allied Health. Joining Chancellor Steib and President Sullivan for the event were Governor John Bel Edwards, Higher Education Commissioner Kim Hunter Reed, Mayor LaToya Cantrell, Delgado Foundation President Lee Giorgio, Ochsner Health CEO Warner Thomas, Ochsner Health Board Chairman Andy Wisdom, and other officials and guests.

Due to COVID-19 social distancing protocols, attendance was by invitation only. The entire ceremony was live streamed on the Delgado YouTube channel, as well as recorded by local TV news media who were present. Click here to see the event as captured and reported by WGNO.

The $20 million gift by Ochsner Health is the largest in the history of Delgado Community College. The partnership it represents is transformational for our Charity School of Nursing and Allied Health Division. Centrally located at the City Park Campus in a new state-of-the-art facility, they will be more than ever the choice for students from across the spectrum of the regional population for healthcare education.

A Fact Sheet describing the new facility can be viewed online with a rendering of the new building.


One-two-three! The ceremonial groundbreaking. Photo by Frank Aymami, Delgado Communications and Marketing.


Rendering of the new Ochsner Center for Nursing and Allied Health.