Behavioral Health

Electroconvulsive Therapy

For people with mental illnesses such as severe depression, schizophrenia, or suicidal thoughts, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a proven way to help manage brain chemistry to help the patient feel more at peace. ECT is known as a highly effective method for treating these kinds of problems, recording a success rate of between 60-90%. The practice’s endorsements include the National Institute of Mental Health, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Medical Association, and the U.S. Surgeon General. You can learn more about ECT at University Medical Center by clicking here to read University Medical Center’s ECT Patient’s Guide.

Defining Quality

  • Joint Commission National Quality Approval Award
    The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
  • American College of Surgeons: Verified Trauma Center
    The Norman E. McSwain, Jr, MD, Spirit of Charity Trauma Center only verified Level 1 Trauma Center in South Louisiana.
  • City Business - Best Places to Work
    The Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Center (CPHC) at University Medical Center New Orleans was awarded top-tier accreditation from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA).
  • PHA Center of Comprehensive Care Award
    University Medical Center New Orleans is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center with a full stroke team on call 24/7 to immediately care for patients with stroke symptoms.
  • American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Primary Stroke Center
  • Commission on Cancer Accedited Program logo
    The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
  • Commission on Cancer Accedited Program logo
    University Medical Center has been designated an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA).