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Our Lady of the Lake Heart & Vascular Institute

Unmatched Heart Patient Care

Our Lady of the Lake’s nine-story, 330,000-square-foot Heart & Vascular Institute brings the highest level of patient care to our Greater Baton Rouge and south Louisiana communities in a single, healing environment.

Designed in partnership with physicians, nurses and other clinical team members, the facility features a universal patient floor where you can access the full continuum of care and stay in the same private room throughout the healing process. Our intensive care rooms also include sleeping accommodations for loved ones, and the unit design was named the best in the country by the Society of Critical Care Medicine for having the ideal patient- and family-focused elements to promote recovery.

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The Scope of Our Care, By the Numbers:

  • Nine patient floors
  • 330,000 square feet
  • Six state-of-the-art operating rooms
  • Four cardiac catheterization electrophysiology labs
  • Critical care units
  • 141 all-private rooms designed to enhance patient care
  • Universal patient rooms to facilitate all levels of treatment in one setting, promoting faster healing and higher levels of safety and comfort for patients and guests

Whether patients need life-saving heart attack care or new, minimally invasive procedures for complex conditions, our surgeons can provide the necessary treatment.

Spaces Designed with the Best Patient Care in Mind

In patient rooms, you’ll find:

  • GetWellNetwork, a full-service television and entertainment system that provides educational tutorials and videos related to patient care
  • Sofas, recliners and other features selected by family members, patients and nurses for ultimate comfort
  • Bathrooms specifically built closer to beds for easy access and safety

In our state-of-the-art surgical suites:

  • Standard and hybrid operating rooms give our cardiac surgeons access to the most advanced technology to perform sophisticated procedures, ranging from minimally invasive to the most complex
  • Our Lady of the Lake performs more than 4,500 cardiovascular procedures each year, and the Heart and Vascular Institute facilitates our team’s continual innovation in patient care and treatment options
  • All operating and procedure rooms feature equipment and imaging designed specifically for cardiovascular care

In our intensive care rooms:

  • Equipped with the latest technology, giving caregivers 360-degree access to the patient’s bed
  • Larger spaces allow one guest to stay overnight
  • Cameras in all ICU rooms enable mobile monitoring
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5000 Hennessy Blvd., Baton Rouge LA

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The Premier Heart Patient Experience

Our surgical and inpatient teams continue to earn high scores for healthcare quality and patient satisfaction. The Heart & Vascular Institute also achieved a score of 100% in quality measures for the treatment of heart failure, exceeding the national average.

We’re committed to providing an exceptional experience for every patient through world-class physicians and specialists, specialized cardiovascular equipment and technology, and patient-centric design of spaces for comfort, faster healing and recovery.

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Benefits of The Heart Care Center at Our Lady of the Lake Heart & Vascular Institute

Meet Dr. Jorge Castellanos

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Meet Dr. Frederico De Puy and Dr. Swayze Rigby

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Meet Dr. Dawn Denicola and Dr. Andrew Smith

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