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Emergency Care

The most trusted emergency room on the Northshore

At Lakeview Hospital, when seconds count, count on us to give you the best emergency care. Our ER is staffed 24/7 with board-certified emergency medicine doctors. We’re the only Level II Trauma Center in St. Tammany Parish. And we have primary stroke certification to treat the most complex strokes.

Reduced ER wait times

With rapid medical evaluations, we’ve decreased ER wait times to some of the shortest in our part of Louisiana.

Our goal is for all patients to receive high-quality, immediate care and treatment for medical emergencies—whether it’s a car accident, fall, or sports injury. We even offer specialty ER services for pediatric emergencies, so your babies get the specific treatment they need as fast as possible.

Know when to visit the ER.

If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, you may be having a medical emergency. Please call 911.

Specialized ER services and technology

Expand a section to learn how our ER is ready to support you and your family.

Trauma care

At Lakeview Hospital, we have the only verified Level II Trauma Center in St. Tammany Parish. This verification comes from the American College of Surgeons, with designation from the Louisiana Department of Health. It means:

  • You receive the highest level of trauma care 24/7. Examples of trauma include brain injuries, spinal cord issues, amputations, crush injuries, broken bones, concussions, and more.

  • You have access to the latest technology and most skilled caregivers if you experience an extreme, life-threatening, or critical injury. Our trauma team includes trauma surgeons, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, and cardiothoracic surgeons.
  • You can trust us to provide you with resources for trauma care. Did you know that treatment at a designated trauma center can improve survival rates by 18%? We not only respond to any and all signs of trauma but also provide trauma outreach education—right here in the Northshore.
Emergency services for older adults

At Lakeview Hospital seniority matters. So, we built an ER that caters to the physical, psychological, and social needs of adults ages 65 and older in St. Tammany Parish. You can expect:

  • 24/7 coverage from emergency medicine board certified doctors, as well as staff trained in geriatric medicine
  • Direct collaboration with primary care providers and specialists if patients need specialty or follow-up care
  • Hearing and visual aids to help with communication needs
  • An innovative Matter of Balance program and specialized care for falls
  • Specially designed rooms with softer lighting, larger clocks, and non-skid flooring
  • Top cardiac monitoring technology
EKG Technology

St. Tammany Parish ambulances now have 12-lead EKG machines. With this technology, the ambulance team can send a full view of the heart to our Lakeview ER before the ambulance arrives. Emergency doctors and cardiologists use the imaging to prepare for an incoming heart attack patient.

The result? A streamlined process that saves time and reduces damage to the heart muscle.

Expert ER physicians

You know you’re getting the best from the best when you visit the Lakeview ER. That’s because our ER krewe is filled with board-certified emergency medical doctors and certified emergency nurses. All are trained in emergency care, including advanced cardiac life support.

Nationally recognized emergency care

Our ER supports the St. Tammany Parish community. But our impact is recognized nationally. The Joint Commission, a well-known organization that accredits hospitals, has listed us as one of the nation’s top performers.

We’ve achieved high scores for how we’ve improved emergency care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, and children’s asthma. We’re the only hospital in our area to receive this recognition. And it’s all for you, Northshore.