St. Martin Hospital ER Open 24/7

8/23/2017

Having an Emergency Room available to serve St. Martin Parish has been important to this community since our hospital was first founded in 1969. Today, we are fortunate to have a state- of-the-art facility that can handle severe cases, or treat non-severe cases through our Fast Track program.

The Emergency Department at St. Martin Hospital (SMH) is open 24/7. We are staffed with physicians and registered nurses at all hours to meet the needs of our community. The Director is a master’s- prepared Registered Nurse who is certified in Emergency Nursing and has 29 years of ER experience. The staff is prepared to handle all types of life-threatening emergencies not only with expert care, but with a level of compassion that is unsurpassed.

Maintaining ongoing education is a primary focus in order to provide the best, most up-to-date care available. The nursing staff are well trained and maintain certifications in basic and advanced adult and pediatric life support, stroke care, trauma emergencies and care of patients in crisis situations. Our focus of care is from infants to older adults. We have developed an environment that is ready to meet the needs of the elderly in our community with cushioned mattresses, soft lighting, warm blankets and non-slip floors. All staff have completed training in age- specific care and are fully prepared to handle many of the needs of our older adult population.

For patients that need admission, we have acute care beds on our inpatient unit. Additionally, we have solid guidelines to aid in smoothly transferring patients to larger acute care hospitals in Lafayette when additional resources are needed.

SMH recently named Hospital of the Year (60 Beds or Fewer) at the 16th annual Nightingale Awards. SMH exemplifies a hospital where nurses have the autonomy to lead, participate and innovate in designing the highest level of patient care evidence-based processes. Our overall quality, patient satisfaction and employee engagement results validate these successes. Our goal is to ALWAYS meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

We are proud to have the ER facility that we do and want you to be assured that we also have the skill and expertise on our staff to care for you and your entire family at any time. Providing acute care services is another way in which St. Martin Hospital brings health care you can trust closer to home.

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