The Heart and Vascular Tower and the Emergency Department are two of the largest construction projects currently underway at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. The work being done on these two projects continues to place OLOL on the cutting edge of medical education, patient care, and technology.
In an effort to keep patients and visitors well informed, we are listing changes that accompany our construction as they occur.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to expand to serve more of our community and region.If you have questions at any time, please ask a team member for assistance or call Security at 765-8825 (ext. 5-8825 from inside the hospital).
The Emergency Department is a multi-phased project that will change the way the Emergency Room (ER) at OLOL flows, operates, and handles ER patients. The construction of this project is currently in Phase 3 with Phases 1 and 2 having been completed in 2012:
Phase 1: Main Building (Trauma Center after completion)
Phase 2: Trauma / Imaging
Phase 3: Waiting Room and Front Area
Phase 4: Adult ER
Phase 5: Pediatric ER
Phase 6: Psychiatric ER
Heart and Vascular Tower
The Heart and Vascular Tower will be a nine-story building and will house OLOL's electrophysiology/catherization labs and cardiovascular operating rooms in addition to other areas of the Heart and Vascular service line. The Tower has a completion date of November 2013.
Mitchell Equipment Planning and the Materials Management Division of FMOLHS have combined efforts to source the supplies, standardize products and negotiate pricing for products to be be installed in both the Heart and Vascular Tower and the Emergency Department. Supplies include the beds, trash cans, stretchers, and trauma bay equipment.
The first floor of the Heart and Vascular Tower will be an auditorium for training and live surgery observations. The auditorium, an educational venture with LSU, will be integrated into the OR rooms where medical residents will be able to access live surgery feeds and demonstrative videos for surgical procedures. IIn the auditorium, residents will also be able to communicate with doctors and other medical staff during surgeries.
The second floor the Heart and Vascular Tower will house operating rooms, and the third through seventh floors will be reserved for patients and critical care units. This project will be complete in the fall of 2014.
Visit our Facebook construction photo album for updated photos of our construction progress.