Milestones & Updates
Opening Fall 2013: NEW Our Lady of the Lake Heart & Vascular Center
In May 2011, Our Lady of the broke ground on a new heart and vascular tower & expanded ER for Baton Rouge.
Dignitaries in attendance at the ceremony included Dr. Walter Bringaze, Our Lady of the Lake Board of Directors; Governor Bobby Jindal; Carroll Blewster, Architect, Bradley Blewster & Associates; Scott Wester, Chief Executive Officer, Our Lady of the Lake; Sr. Kathleen Cain, Provincial, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady North American Province; John Finan, Chief Executive Officer, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System; Terrie Sterling, Chief Operating Officer, Our Lady of the Lake; Alden Andre, Our Lady of the Lake Board Building and Planning Committee; and Rebel Roberts, Design Principal and President of VOA.
On July 19, 2012 a "Topping Out" ceremony was held to place the last steel beams at the top of the tower construction. As is customary in traditional "topping out" ceremonies, an evergreen tree and American flag were placed on the hoisted beam to symbolize growth. OLOL team members were invited to sign the final beam, representing the organization's teamwork.