Lake Charles Emergency Medicine

Innovative, Modern & Coordinated Emergency Care

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.

Emergency Center

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.

Trauma Program

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.

Telestroke Program

Memorial's TeleStroke Program was created 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 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 emergency physicians.

Our emergency center offers many services that are difficult to find in Southwest Louisiana:

  • 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