The NeuroMedical Center and OLOL Announce New Neuro PartnershipDecember 11, 2019 2:04 pm
State-of-The-Art Neuro ICU Unit Coming to Baton Rouge
Expanding on a 40-year partnership between The NeuroMedical Center and Our Lady of the Lake, the two healthcare organizations announced a new Neuro Intensive Care Unit located on the ninth floor of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. The new dedicated Neuro Intensive Care Unit brings Baton Rouge to the leading-edge of stroke care in Louisiana, and one step closer to becoming a destination center for comprehensive stroke and neurological care for the Southeast Region.
“We are now one step closer to our ultimate goal of transforming Baton Rouge into a destination center of care for neuroscience excellence,” said Gerald J. Calegan, M.D., Chief Neurologist at The NeuroMedical Center. “This partnership is a win for both organizations and, most importantly, for patients who can receive the highest level of care for stroke and other neurological emergencies close to home.”
The new intensive care unit will combine all the necessary personnel, technology, and resources to help shave off critical minutes, even hours, in the triage, diagnosis and treatment of stroke and emergent neurological complications.
“There is no more time-sensitive treatment in all of medicine than that required when responding to neurological emergencies such as stroke,” said Gregory L. Fautheree, M.D., Endovascular Neurosurgeon & President at The NeuroMedical Center Clinic. “Fast, efficient, and accurate treatment, as well as the proven excellence provided by the physicians, nurses, and all aspects of the treatment teams at Our Lady of the Lake, leads to better chances for successful outcomes. We are proud to be able to provide this level of advanced, coordinated care to the communities we serve.”
The Neuro Intensive Care Unit will be home to the latest in Neuro-Imaging Capabilities including Baton Rouge’s first state-of-the-art CT scanner and interventional suite. Additionally, the unit will allow physicians to continue groundbreaking procedures such as the minimally-invasive WEB® Aneurysm Embolization System and IRRAFLOW for Intraventricular Hemorrhagic Stroke, and offer the latest in stent technology (Atlas, LVIS) and image-guided tumor excision.
“Nowhere in Louisiana are there more cutting-edge devices and procedures to help physicians treat neurological emergencies better and faster than at Our Lady of the Lake,” said Steven Gremillion, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Our Lady of the Lake. “Through our unique partnership with The NeuroMedical Center, we are doing things in Baton Rouge not seen in the entire southeastern United States.”
“Our organizations are proud to play such an important part in bringing world-class healthcare to the residents of our community,” said K. Scott Wester, President and CEO of Our Lady of the Lake. “It’s innovative partnerships such as this that save lives every single day.”