Pediatrics & Pediatric ICU
Providing Care for More Children Than Any Other Southwest Louisiana Hospital
With the only pediatric intensive care specialist, Memorial brings the
same extraordinary dedication, skill and expertise of our adult care to
children. Every pediatric registered nurse is certified in pediatric advanced
life support, and our emergency room treats children’s emergencies
with the most board certified emergency room physicians and specialists
in our area.
If your child has an immediate or long-term medical problem, you can take
comfort in knowing that Memorial’s pediatric unit is specially designed
and equipped to care for children requiring surgery or hospitalization
for acute or chronic conditions. Specially trained in the medical, emotional
and developmental needs of infants, children and adolescents, the department’s
multidisciplinary staff provides comprehensive specialty care. For more
information, call Memorial’s Pediatric Department at (337) 494-3050.
PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit)
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 infection,
heart abnormalities or orthopedic accidents. The PICU also has the latest
in spacelab monitoring technology.
For our youngest patients requiring surgery, we offer general surgery.
Uniquely designed to ease the anxieties of children, parents, and other
family members, our family-centered care offers parents access to the
pre-operating rooms. Common children's procedures are provided at
Dr. Hope Bueller and
Dr. Samuel Sprehe, ENT specialists, offer such general ENT surgical services as ear tubes
and tonsilectomies. For more information, call(337)-480-5595
Memorial also provides specialized care for infants, children and adolescents
with heart problems. Our board certified pediatric cardiologist
Dr. Mudar Kattash and board certified cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon
Dr. J. Gregory Lugo collaborate closely with our adult cardiologists to coordinate care for
conditions that require lifelong treatment and follow-up. For more information,
call (337) 494-3050.
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
A child’s growing body creates special “kid only” health
issues for young bones and muscles. Memorial’s orthopedists handle
the common bone and joint injuries that befall otherwise healthy kids.
Our expert team also specializes in sports medicine for young athletes,
offering preventative and rehabilitative treatment of sports-related injuries.
Dr. William Hubbard, orthopedic surgeon, performs general pediatric orthopedic surgeries andDr. Brett Cascio, orthopedic and sports medicine surgeron, provides treatment and surgery
for young athletes. For more information, call (337) 494-4900.
Pediatric Emergency Care
Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Memorial’s emergency department
is equipped to handle your child’s everyday bumps and bruises, as
well as his or her critical injuries and life-threatening conditions with
expertise and compassion. In our ER, we offer kid-specific emergency treatment
by an experienced staff of board certified emergency medicine physicians,
family medicine residents, nurse practitioners, emergency care certified
nurses, clinical educators, and support personnel. For more information,
call Memorial’s Emergency Department (337) 494-3036. If it is an
emergency, call 911.
Utilizing state-of-the-art digital imaging equipment, our experienced team
of radiologists, nurses and radiologic technologists provide a complete
array of pediatric diagnostic services at Memorial. Our technology enables
referring physicians to have instant Internet access to the images and
reports 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information, call
Memorial’s Radiology Department at (337) 494-3070.
Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Services
Memorial’s Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Services are specifically
designed to meet the mental health needs of school-aged children who are
experiencing serious behavioral disturbances. Upon admission, our interdisciplinary
team completes a comprehensive assessment of each patient to design an
individualized plan that includes the family’s involvement. To ensure
academic success during treatment, the child/adolescent program maintains
a working relationship with local school districts. Our program treats
patients affected by a variety of psychiatric illnesses, including depression
disorders, bipolar disorders, social withdrawal, self-destructive behaviors,
thought disorders, substance abuse, phobias and other anxiety disorders.
For more information, call Memorial’s Child/Adolescent Psychiatric
Services at (337) 494-3252.