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In Case You Missed It: BR Business Report: OLOL performs first surgeries under LSU partnership

Friday, April 26, 2013  |  Contact: Media & Communications: Phone: 225.342.1532, E-mail: dhhinfo@la.gov

Baton Rouge, La.—

Daily Report staff
Published Apr 26, 2013 at 2:00 PM

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Surgeons at Our Lady of the Lake's renovated Perkins Surgery Center on Tuesday performed the first surgery on a patient who would ordinarily have been treated at Earl K. Long Medical Center before its closure. That's according to a news release today from LSU Health Baton Rouge, a division of Our Lady of the Lake. The new surgery center is averaging 16 to 19 procedures a day, officials say, compared to last month's average of six surgeries per day at Earl K. Long. Since services and programs were transferred from EKL to OLOL April 15-25, officials say:

 

  • A 1,200-prescription backlog has been cleared, and turnaround time has been improved.
  • The urgent care clinic in north Baton Rouge has seen 442 patients.
  • The number of residents on clinical rotations at OLOL increased from 73 to 163.

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