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Lake Charles Critical Care

ICU roomWe’re Prepared to Offer Intensive Care When Patients Need it Most

Our state-of-the-art, 15,102 sq ft. Medical Intensive Care Unit is located on the 9th Floor of the main campus. Our 10,180 sq. ft. Surgical Intensive Care Unit, is located on the 3rd floor. Memorial 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.

Emergency Room

Our 40-bed, 25,464 square feet ER is equipped to handle high patient volume and includes Level III 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 Level III 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 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 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 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.

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 infections, heart abnormalities and/or orthopedic accidents. The PICU also has the latest in Spacelab monitoring technology.

NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)

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 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, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you believe you or a loved one may need behavioral health care, call (337) 480-7792 or walk in anytime for a confidential assessment with one of Archer Institute’s mental health professionals.