OLOL introduces new 9-story Heart & Vascular Institute to open this fall 08/21/2013
Our Lady of the Lake announced today the Heart & Vascular Institute as the new name to represent the 9-story building and services that will open this fall. Our Lady of the Lake performs the most heart procedures in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas and the new Heart & Vascular Institute name reflects the expansive breadth of top-rated cardiovascular services and specialty care available to the community, as well as leading edge treatments and state-of-the-art technology that will offer better outcomes for patients.
The 330,000 square foot building dedicated to heart, vascular and critical care is set to open this fall and builds on Our Lady of the Lake’s recognized centers of excellence and best-in-class expertise. The facility’s design is based on national best practices and encourages innovation through education, advanced technology and research and provides a healing and comforting environment to enhance patient care and safety.
“The new Heart & Vascular Institute will provide our communities with access to a spectrum of unmatched specialty care and simply calling it a tower or center does not adequately capture the true difference or our vision for this facility,” said K. Scott Wester, Chief Executive Officer of Our Lady of the Lake. “We selected the name of the Heart & Vascular Institute to best reflect our commitment as leaders to advancing and redefining the field of heart and vascular care for our communities.”
Designed with open space and large windows, the Heart & Vascular Institute will promote a calming, comforting and healing environment for patients and families and improve patient and employee satisfaction as well as decrease hospital anxiety and length of stay. Large patient rooms will assist families with a more comfortable visiting and seating area in addition to other amenities.
“We believe our approach to care through innovation and education sets us apart,” said Wester. “Through this evolution of our new Heart & Vascular Institute, we have not only expanded our cardiovascular services, technology and educational efforts, but we have also enhanced our culture of healing with patient-centered care at its core.”
About Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Our Lady of the Lake is a not-for-profit 700-bed medical center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with more than 6,000 employees committed to building a healthy community through excellence in patient care and education. A part of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Our Lady of the Lake includes a Regional Medical Center, dedicated Children’s Hospital, 300-provider Physician Group primary care network, and free-standing emergency room in Livingston Parish. Consistently awarded for compassionate care, clinical expertise, leading edge technology and innovation, Our Lady of the Lake has been named the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in Baton Rouge for 14 consecutive years and is ranked as a “Best Hospital” by U.S. News and World Report. Our Lady of the Lake is a primary teaching site for graduate medical education programs and is recognized in the areas of trauma and emergency care, stroke, heart and vascular, cancer care and minimally-invasive procedures and more.