Hello! I'm Michael Griffin, President and CEO of Ascension DePaul Services of New Orleans (ADSNO). Thank you for visiting our website. This site was designed to provide you with information about Ascension DePaul Services of New Orleans and our health centers, as well as the services that we provide.
Ascension DePaul Services of New Orleans mirrors the work of our founders, the Daughters of Charity, who began their health ministry in New Orleans in 1834 at Charity Hospital. They later founded Hotel Dieu Hospital in 1959. The sale of Hotel Dieu Hospital to the State of Louisiana in 1992 marked the beginning of a new approach to health services – a focus on primary care and prevention.
The transition from a hospital to a community health ministry fostered development of Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans (DCSNO). Following destruction of the Carrollton health care center by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, DCSNO, which became ADSNO in 2019, has focused on expanding sites and services to provide much needed health care to greater New Orleans residents with continued focus on the poor and vulnerable. With 10 community health centers, operating as DePaul Community Health Centers, ADSNO has been able to provide health care and health education throughout the community. .
Our 10 health centers are conveniently located in Algiers, Bywater, Carrollton, Gentilly, Gretna, Kenner, Louisa, Metairie, New Orleans East and Prytania. We provide care for chronic illnesses such as asthma, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and depression. Women's health, behavioral/mental health, dental, optometry, pharmacy, podiatry and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) services are also available at select health centers.
We are a proud member of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health care system. Our mission, similar to that of other Ascension Health ministries, is to improve the health and well-being of our community and to be a presence of the Love of Jesus in the lives of all we serve and with whom we partner.
As the President and Chief Executive Officer, I am privileged to work in a health ministry that is committed to strengthening health care in the greater New Orleans community. We look forward to delivering health care that works, health care that is safe and health care that leaves no one behind.