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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 trauma and critical care, mental health and fast track non-critical emergencies.

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.

Primary Stroke Center

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Primary Stroke Certification. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with the join commission national quality approval award logohealth care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewers also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

The Joint Commission measured Memorial against national standards for the care of stroke patients and Memorial has met these guideline standards thanks to the interdisciplinary team’s use and development of written care protocols, education programs, quality reviews and performance improvement activities across the health system.

To learn more about this excellence measure, visit The Joint Commission

The Memorial Difference

Lake Charles Memorial Emergency Medicine is located on the Oak Park campus on 2nd Street in Lake Charles. 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.

Our emergency services are supported by the:

  • Most Medical Specialties and Sub-specialties in SWLA
  • Only Level II Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in SWLA
  • Only Orthopedic Trauma Trained Specialists in SWLA
  • Only Sexual Abuse Nurse Examiner in SWLA
  • Only LERN Level III Trauma Program in SWLA
  • Only Family Medicine Residency Program in SWLA