Advanced Technology Best-in-Class Care Saves Employers Time and Money
The advances in medical technology that are available at OLOL can mean shorter recovery times for your employees -- days instead of weeks -- so they can be back to their normal routines sooner, improving their quality of life and saving your time and healthcare dollars.
Our Lady of the Lake was the first hospital in the area to use the da Vinci® Surgical System -- a revolutionary robotic approach to surgical procedures -- to treat prostate cancer and complex head and neck cancers. Lake PET Imaging has some of the most advanced diagnostic capabilities available, making our capabilities for early detection and monitoring of cancer among the best in the country. In October 2011, OLOL further advanced heart procedure technology with new hybrid operating room, allowing patients to have several procedures at one time and in one setting, reducing the patients' number of hospital visits and stays.
Over the last four years, Our Lady of the Lake has made improvements to provide more efficient care, which means our patients - your employees - will spend less time in the hospital and more time with their families and at work. This reduction in the amount of time a patient is hospitalized has resulted in an estimated cost savings to you and other employers of $13 million. Yet, more importantly, your employees are safely out of the hospital sooner and back home where they belong.
With the state's only mobile virtual critical care unit, staff at OLOL and its sister hospital, St. Elizabeth in Gonzales, can monitor critical care patients 24/7. This innovation has reduced the amount of time patients need to be hospitalized and has improved survival rates by nearly 25%.
The combination of one of the most advanced clinical information systems in the nation , continual process improvements, and an awarding-winning staff allows OLOL to consistently deliver best-in-class patient care.