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The LSU Board of Supervisors on Friday endorsed an agreement needed to accelerate closure of Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge, ignoring pleas to slow down amid charges that mistakes are being made.

Now, LSU is on target to move its patient care and medical education programs to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in mid-April instead of in November as originally planned.


For posters who live in the BR area, is this going to change where you seek care moving forward? If so, please elaborate as I am trying to conduct an informal study regarding public opinion of hospitals in the region...







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junkfunky
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For posters who live in the BR area, is this going to change where you seek care moving forward?


OLOL was already heading the wrong direction. My grandfather was just there a few days ago and even though he had massive hemorrhaging in his thigh and groin nobody had thought to do blood work until my 86yo grandmother (who was an RN) suggested it and sure enough he was 2 pints low. It seems they are always fricking up in one way or another. Living in Central it's a tossup between Lane and General for me unless it's an emergency then I'm going to Lane.






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MDcajuntiger
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I am bumping this as this transition/merger is happening in 2 weeks

OLOL and BRG are also constructing expansions with new, state of the art facilities.

For posters who live in the BR area, is this going to change where you seek care moving forward? If so, please elaborate as I am trying to conduct an informal study regarding public opinion of hospitals in the region (reading the tea leaves so to speak)...

Specifically, what would be your preferred hospital for:

Trauma/ ER care
Minor illness (that we know should not go to the hospital/ER, but it does)
Elective admission/hospitalization for a surgery


Any input appreciated.






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NC_Tigah
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For posters who live in the BR area, is this going to change where you seek care moving forward?
It shouldn't have to. Sounds like the presumption is that charity orientation will drive facility quality down. It certainly does not have to be that way. There are many models out there demonstrating just the opposite. Just FWIW.






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It won't affect our choices at all. We have been using the General on Blubonnet for years and absolutely love the treatment/service that we have received.

We ended up at OLOL last summer as a referral for my newborn having a high fevor. The facility was absolutely attrocious. The air conditioning was broken all 4 days we were there and this was in June.






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MDcajuntiger
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It shouldn't have to. Sounds like the presumption is that charity orientation will drive facility quality down. It certainly does not have to be that way. There are many models out there demonstrating just the opposite. Just FWIW.


I am hoping this will be the case. But I'm cautiously pessimistic. Please link to facilities that are using this model with success. My brief research was not able to find anything

The main issue in this community is that not all physicians/specialties have residents. Most practices are not located on site which will make this sort of care challenging for those specialties






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OLOL has gone downhill noticeably in the past few years. My personal belief is that the influence of the Catholic Church has been supplanted by the influence of businessmen among the directors of the hospital, and OLOL has just become a different place. The nuns are no longer calling the shots, and the cooperation with LSU to care for Medicaid patients has resulted in major changes in how patient care is delivered.





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Given a choice by my doctor, I will never agree to be an inpatient at OLOL again.





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OLOL has gone downhill noticeably in the past few years. My personal belief is that the influence of the Catholic Church has been supplanted by the influence of businessmen among the directors of the hospital, and OLOL has just become a different place. The nuns are no longer calling the shots, and the cooperation with LSU to care for Medicaid patients has resulted in major changes in how patient care is delivered.


I think your opinion is spot on. It is patently obvious to those of us at LSU that OLOL saw $$$ in the 'merger' with EKL without having any idea how to absorb and treat these patients. The fact that EKL's closure is imminent and 'details' are still being worked out is evidence to that...






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MDcajuntiger
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Thanks for the input. Interesting times ahead





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udtiger
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Makes no fricking sense that they did not just take over Woman's. Same general area to service that clientele.

OLOL is being replaced by BRGMC as our family's hospital.






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I walked in to OLOL having an MI a year ago in August, was in the cath lab in about twenty five minutes. When the first word from the nurse is strip, there is no modesty.





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Having worked at almost all the major hospitals in br as a resident, I would tell u this:

If you have a minor or common problem, your care will likely be the same anywhere you go, and OLOL will likely be the least convenient place to get it.

If you are really sick or have a unique or specialized problem, you might as well go to Olol b/c you will probably get sent there by the other hospitals anyway.

My experience may be a bit slanted, but that's how it seemed to go to me.






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I agree with Tomcat and will tell you that if you're kid is having a problem that you will probably ended up at OLOLRMC because none of the other hospitals are equipped to deal with acute or emergent pediatric cases.





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I trust NOTHING that Jindal privatizes. Look at the largest contract for DHH if you want to know why. This "ethical" governor is not so ethical after all.





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I mean this with all sincerity. If you are sick and need quality health care i with suggest you go to either Houston or Dallas.





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What is the basis of this statement temple?





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What is the basis of this statement temple?


I love my state but if anybody tries to compare the quality of healthcare you get in LA to what you can get in Houston I just have to laugh. Houston has world class hospitals the top hospital in LA would probably be fifth in Houston if that.






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MDcajuntiger
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I mean this with all sincerity. If you are sick and need quality health care i with suggest you go to either Houston or Dallas.



So, what if the Gulfstream is down and you can't get to Texas in timely fashion? If for some reason you were stuck slumming it in BR, where would you go?

Too bad these center of excellence can't train people to go out across the country and deliver this skilled care at different locales...






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