Critical Care Starts Here
From emergency room care to in-patient intensive care, Memorial can handle
a wide variety of critical care situations.
Our state-of-the art, 15,102 sq ft. Medical Intensive Care Unit is located
on the 9th Floor of the main campus. Our newly renovated, 10,180 sq. ft.
Surgical Intensive Care Unit , is located on the 3rd floor. Memorial now
has the largest critical care unit in southwest Louisiana with a total
of 32 beds. These areas are available for critically ill patients in need
of ongoing specialized cardiac, stroke, and/or pulmonary monitoring, or
recovering from major orthopedic trauma or general trauma surgery.
Our 40-bed, 25,464 square feet ER is equipped to handle increased patient
volume and includes trauma-related services such as telestroke and heart
attack assessment, orthopedic trauma and general trauma surgery, as well
as other critical care services such as respiratory and gastrointestinal distress.
In addition to general medicine treatment areas, our ER has 4 cardiac-designated
care rooms, a fast track treatment area, and 6 trauma bays. Digital diagnostics,
including CT scanning, are located in the ER which reduces transport times.
Click here to learn about our
TeleStroke Program and
Trauma Program designation.
Chest Pain & Heart Attack Intervention
From the minute ED is alerted of a cardiac emergency to the time the patient
is brought to Memorial and through the cardiac catheterization lab or
surgery, our emergency and heart care team works together to provide fast
heart attack intervention treatment following nationally-established assessment
protocols. Five newly- enhanced cardiac catheterization laboratories are
available to provide emergency response to open blocked coronary arteries.
In addition, with the largest surgery department in southwest Louisiana,
our 13 renovated, state-of-the-art surgical suites are equipped with cutting
edge technology for trauma surgery.
Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
Specialized orthopedic trauma and fracture care, as well as general trauma
surgery, is available for potentially limb-threatening or life-altering
injuries that commonly result from car accidents, falls, sporting activities
and industrial accidents. Memorial is the only hospital in southwest Louisiana
to offer this critical care treatment team with trauma and orthopedic
surgeons, physiatrists and neurosurgeons working together to provide multidisciplinary
care for major injuries. Orthopedic trauma services include severed fingers,
sports injuries, and fractures such as pelvic fractures and intra-articular
fractures, and infected or improperly healed fractures.
General Trauma Surgery
Comprehensive emergent care for critical injury means patients have direct
access to specialists and advanced technology, ensuring the fastest and
most extensive care in the region. A team approach to surgical critical
care can require a multidisciplinary team of trauma, neuro, plastic, orthopedic,
heart and vascular surgeons to ensure that patients receive the best possible
care no matter the type or severity of their illness or injury. Trauma
surgery may be necessary after the body experiences a catastrophic impact,
such as a major car crash, a gunshot wound, a stabbing, a severe fall,
a crush injury, or being struck by a car.
The only Level II Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in southwest Louisiana
is on the 6th floor of our main campus. Memorial’s PICU provides
24-hour care by a multidisciplinary team under the supervision of the
area’s only board-certified intensive care specialist, along with
board certified pediatricians and pediatric critical care nurses who provide
specialized care to critically ill children. Common conditions treated
include severe asthma, complications from diabetes, severe infections,
heart abnormalities and/or orthopedic accidents. The PICU also has the
latest in Spacelab monitoring technology.
For premature and newborn critical care, Memorial for Women’s campus
has a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit specially equipped and staffed
by a team of dedicated registered nurses and neonatal nurse practitioners
who provide care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, under the medical
supervision of board-certified neonatologists. The NICU utilizes advanced
transport incubators that provide a portable heated environment, state-of-the-art
ventilation and cardiac monitoring during transport of the most fragile infants.
Mental Health Intervention
Archer Institute, our 34,000 sq. ft., stand-alone mental health hospital
includes emergency triage services. This facility is designed with patient
needs in mind and current state-of-the-art mental and substance abuse care.For more information about Archer Institute, please click here.
Mental health evaluations are available, free of charge, 24 hours a day,
7 days a week. If you believe you or a loved one may need behavioral health
care, call or walk in anytime for a free and confidential assessment with
one of Archer Institute’s mental health professionals. 337.480.7792