Our Lady of the Lake North Emergency Room Celebrates 5 Years

Our Lady of the Lake Health celebrated five years of the Our Lady of the Lake North Emergency Services on Nov. 15 with a special event at the campus on Airline Highway.

Our Lady of the Lake North officially opened the emergency department, which completed the model of care that includes primary care, specialty care, and urgent care, on Nov. 15, 2017. The campus previously housed an urgent care, primary care, and specialty care clinics operated by Our Lady of the Lake in conjunction with LSU Health Baton Rouge since 2012. The addition of free-standing emergency services by Our Lady of the Lake in the same location as urgent care and primary care services set a unique model of care.

"Our Lady of the Lake Health has been in service to Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas for nearly 100 years bringing quality healthcare to those who need it,” said Chuck Spicer, president at Our Lady of the Lake Health. “The opening of our North campus provided access where there was none, and we look forward to continuing to serve this community with robust and comprehensive care.”  

The campus offers primary care, urgent care, emergency services, infusion services for cancer patients, radiology including PET, ultrasound, bone density, and mammography in a single location.

Our Lady of the Lake partnered with the state of Louisiana, with support from the City of Baton Rouge, to open the free-standing emergency department at 5439 Airline Highway. The campus first opened for primary care and urgent care in 2013 after Earl K. Long closed and left a gap in the North Baton Rouge community.

"Our Lady of the Lake North is an invaluable resource for the community," said Regina Barrow, Louisiana State Senator. "The services offered at this campus truly provide for the health needs of this community all in one accessible location. Everyone deserves access to high quality care, and this campus allows patients to access these vital health resources close to home."   

The campus is also home to the Geaux Get Healthy Nutrition program, a part of Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome's HealthyBR program. The program helps patients who are food insecure through a series of healthy cooking classes and grocery shopping over several weeks.