INNOVATIVE, MODERN & COORDINATED
...and it's backed by the region's largest, comprehensive health
care system, Memorial.
Critical care requires the full support of a TEAM of experts and specialists
all in ONE place. Every step of your care has been carefully considered
from treatment to recovery because a heart attack, stroke or fractured
hip doesn't stop at the emergency room.
Memorial's newest milestone, the 40-bed, 26,000 sq. ft. Emergency Center,
doubles the size of our previous ER and includes a CT and digital x-ray
technology in the center with specialized treatment areas for critical
care, mental health and fast track non-critical emergencies. There are
6 trauma bays for the trauma program currently in the development stages.
As the largest, full-service health system in Southwest Louisiana with
the most specialists, Memorial provides board certified emergency medicine
physician coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year with
the support of medical and surgical specialists.
Memorial has been designated by the Louisiana Emergency Response Network
(LERN) as having Trauma Program, which is the 18-month groundwork for
becoming the Level III Certified Trauma Center for Southwest Louisiana.
LERN is an agency of the Louisiana state government with the responsibility
of developing and maintaining a statewide system of care coordination
for patients suddenly stricken by serious traumatic injury or time-sensitive
illness (such as heart attack and stroke). It is a system also designated
to serve as a vital healthcare resource in the face of larger scale emergencies
and natural disasters.
Hospital participation in LERN is voluntary. Through the participation
agreement, hospitals define the level of trauma care resources typically
available at their facility and agree to routinely notify LERN of changes
in the availability of their trauma care resources using Resource Management
(LERN). The agreement also requires hospitals to utilize LERN entry criteria
and destination protocols.
Memorial's TeleStroke Program is in partnership with Tulane Medical
Center. The program is a form of telemedicine that provides Memorial patients
with enhanced in-house stroke care and 24-hour access to Tulane Medical
Center’s specialized stroke experts.
The collaboration brings together innovative TeleStroke equipment, the
Memorial emergency team and specialized care from Tulane’s Joint
Commission-certified comprehensive stroke center to evaluate, consult,
diagnoses, treat or transfer the patient to the appropriate stoke care
facility. Using TeleStroke system carts and a two-way live video, audio
and image sharing system, consulting stroke neurologist and neurosurgeons
from Tulane Medical Center can evaluate a patient in real time to diagnose
a stroke and determine the best course of action.
The Memorial Difference
Lake Charles Memorial Emergency Medicine is located on the Oak Park campus
on 2nd Street in Lake Charles. It is the largest emergency department
in Southwest Louisiana with the most board certified, residency trained
Most Medical Specialties and Subspecialties
Only Level II Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Only Orthopedic Trauma Trained Specialist
Only Psychiatric & Substance Triage Unit
Only Sexual Abuse Nurse Examiner
Only LERN Trauma Program
Only Family Medicine Residency Program