Ochsner Baptist Expands Offering of Womens’ and Opthalmology Services

Added on May 04, 2008 | Filed Under: General News

Uptown Campus Continues To Grow Medical Services in Orleans Parish

NEW ORLEANS - Staying on track is the motto at Ochsner Baptist Medical Center (OBMC).  Today, the facility is holding true to its promise by offering new OB/GYN services and will soon open a Laser Vision Center at the Uptown campus.  On May 5, 2008, Drs. Elizabeth Lapeyre, Jerry St. Pierre, William Sargent and Margaret Roberie will begin seeing patients at the Baptist campus in Suite 400 of the Women's Pavilion.   In addition, the Laser Vision Center, under the direction of Dr. Pulin Shah, will begin patient consultations in May 2008 and actual procedures in June 2008.  Optometry services will be provided by Tiffany Brown, O.D.
 
"We're proud to continue to expand our services at Baptist.  It signifies that the campus is coming back to life.  We are a full-service hospital with 25 beds, an Intensive Care Unit, five operating rooms, two cardiac catherization suites and two endoscopy suites," says Robert Wolterman, Vice President of Operations for Ochsner Baptist. 

In March 2008, a Urology Clinic located on the 6th floor of the Women's Pavilion opened with Drs. Satish Karnik, Melissa Montgomery and Harold Fuselier.

The OBMC Imaging Center opened in November 2007 and includes state-of-the-art equipment, 64-slice CT machine, MRI, Ultrasound, Radiography, Fluoroscopy, Nuclear Medicine and Echo Cardiology testing.  In addition, a Picture Archive and Communication System (PACS) enable physicians to view patient images in their offices and throughout the hospital, including inside operating rooms. 

Wolterman goes on to say "throughout 2008 we will continue to add inpatient beds and additional services as the need dictates and volume continues to increase."

OBMC is capable of handling virtually all medical and surgical cases with the exception of trauma, open-heart surgery and neurological cases.  Ochsner Baptist has over 300 community physicians with privileges at the facility.
 
Ochsner Health System (www.ochsner.org) is a non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system dedicated to patient care, research and education.  The system includes seven hospitals and over 35 health centers located throughout Southeast Louisiana.  Ochsner employs over 600 physicians in 80 medical specialties and subspecialties and 450 clinical research trials annually.  Ochsner was ranked one of the "Best Places to Work" by New Orleans CityBusiness in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and received the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 12 consecutive years.  Ochsner was ranked as "Best" Hospital by U.S. News and World Report in July 2007.  Ochsner has over 10,000 employees system-wide.

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