OLOL named the only Level II trauma center in the capital region 09/03/2013
Our Lady of the Lake has been approved by the America College of Surgeons and the state of Louisiana as a Level II trauma center. This exciting and historic certification is not only a first for our organization, but also for our community.
In a ceremony this afternoon, Gov. Bobby Jindal announced the new designation as he gave an update on the partnership between Our Lady of the Lake and LSU.
In his remarks, Gov. Jindal said, “The Lake’s Emergency Department is now the only Level II trauma center in the capital region, allowing it to deliver top-line, immediate trauma care around the clock.”
With ready resources and expertise, Our Lady of the Lake's trauma center will be providing better outcomes for our community. Receiving care at a trauma center increases the likelihood of survival. In fact, research from the CDC shows a 25 percent reduction in deaths for severely injured patients who receive care at a trauma center such as ours.