“Bringing emergency services to the North Campus will have an immediate positive impact on the community,” said Dionne Viator, CEO of Iberia Medical Center Medical Center.
At 10am on December 1st, the North Campus ER passed all Fire Marshal, Office of Public Health and Louisiana Department of State (LDH) surveys. Later that afternoon, IMC hosted the Iberia Medical Center Board of Commissioners and the Iberia Parish Government Council members for a preview of the ER followed by a ribbon-cutting and sign lighting celebration in advance of officially opening to the public today,Thursday, December 2nd at 7am.
The IMC North Campus Emergency Department is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by emergency physicians and trained RNs who specialize in providing emergency care. Other services expanded as a part of the ER opening are 24-hour CT and X-ray, lab and respiratory therapy. Physician specialists will be on call.
The North Campus will treat patients with conditions that are less emergent such as fever, headaches, sprains, minor lacerations and minor injuries. Ambulances will continue to deliver patients including trauma patients to the Main Campus for higher levels of obstetrical care, cardiac care and availability of other surgical equipment. The ER at the North Campus will be backed by the Main Campus as needed.
The North Campus ER, located at 600 North Lewis Street, is a 5,078-square foot comprehensive renovation and a critical service added to the growing list of services currently offered at North Campus.