Ochsner Opens First Freestanding Emergency Room in Marrero
New location opening October 12 to serve West Bank community
NEW ORLEANS – Ochsner Health System, Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic healthcare system, held a ribbon cutting ceremony with local business leaders and government officials to celebrate Ochsner Emergency Room – Marrero. The new facility – located at 4837 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero, LA – will open Wednesday, October 12, 2016, and will provide expanded access to more emergency care services for the West Bank community.
Different from urgent care centers, the Ochsner Emergency Room is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are staffed exclusively with board-certified and board-eligible emergency physicians and emergency trained registered nurses. The facility is equipped with a full radiology suite, including CT scanner, Digital X-ray, Ultrasound, as well as on-site laboratories certified by the Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendments (CLIA) and accredited by the Commission on Office Laboratories Accreditation (COLA).
“We are continuing our commitment to serve the families in Marrero and the surrounding communities with high quality, emergency care,” said Warner Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Ochsner Health System. “It is critical to provide adequate access points to quality, emergency care services. Building this access is an opportunity for more patients to receive lifesaving treatment with the ability to seamlessly coordinate follow-up care with their regular physicians.”
To celebrate the opening, Ochsner Emergency Room made a $5,000 donation to John Ehret High School. Following the ribbon cutting, attendees and members of the medical community were provided facility tours.
The American College of Emergency Physicians’ (ACEP) 2014 National Report Card demonstrated the need for additional access to emergency medical care. The most recent ACEP survey highlights emergency visits are on the rise. The overwhelming response from physicians noted that this rise is combined in part with an increase in the acuity of patients’ injuries and/or illnesses. This underscores the growing need for additional access points to high quality, 24/7 emergency care.
To learn more about Ochsner Emergency Room and the new Marrero facility, please visit Ochsner Emergency Rooms.
About Ochsner Health System
Ochsner Health is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 28 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 60 health centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across three specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs 17,000 employees and over 1,000 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties, and conducts more than 1,000 clinical research studies. Ochsner Health is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
About Adeptus Health Inc.
Adeptus Health (NYSE:ADPT) is a leading patient-centered healthcare organization expanding access to the highest quality emergency medical care through its network of freestanding emergency rooms and partnerships with premier healthcare providers. Adeptus Health owns and operates First Choice Emergency Room, the nation's largest and oldest network of freestanding emergency rooms and owns and/or operates hospitals and freestanding facilities in partnership with Texas Health Resources in Texas, UCHealth in Colorado, Dignity Health in Arizona, Ochsner Health in Louisiana and Mount Carmel Health System in Ohio. All Adeptus Health freestanding facilities are fully equipped emergency rooms with a complete radiology suite of diagnostic technology, on-site laboratory, and staffed with board-certified physicians and emergency trained registered nurses. For the last three years, Adeptus Health has exceeded the 95th percentile in patient satisfaction according to patient feedback collected nationwide by Press Ganey Associates Inc. Adeptus Health also was named a 2016 Best Workplaces in Healthcare by Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine. For more information please visit adhc.com.