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Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and Lane Regional Medical Center to Partner on Electronic Medical Record

October 30, 2022

Health System Experience Advances Patient Access with EPIC Software

Baton Rouge, LA — Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge and Lane Regional Medical Center (LRMC) in Zachary announced a formal agreement to share the same electronic medical record delivered through the integrated EPIC platform. EPIC is one of the nation’s largest electronic medical record software systems securely linking real-time, personalized diagnostic, treatment, and continuing care data for each patient. Because Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center is a member of the multi-state Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS), LRMC will also benefit from full access to the health system’s integrated software.

“Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center has worked closely with the incredible team of Lane Regional Medical Center for years to provide the best quality of care for the capital area community,” said Dr. Catherine O’Neal, Chief Medical Officer at Our Lady of the Lake. “As neighbors in proximity and care, our two healthcare systems have collaborated on many projects together and we are proud to continue our work together in ongoing efforts to improve the experience of our patients.”

With this agreement, FMOLHS will collaboratively work with Lane Regional Medical Center physicians and leadership to install and implement the EPIC software. The collective goal is to improve care coordination, patient registration, scheduling and clinical integration, while also streamlining the financial and billing processes. Central to the EPIC model is patient access and participation in their personal health information using the robust patient portal, MyChart. Through this secure online tool, patients can easily schedule appointments, communicate with their doctors, request prescription refills, and view visit summaries, lab and imaging results from the convenience of a laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

Planning is already underway between the two healthcare systems and implementation of the EPIC platform at LRMC is expected to begin in early 2024.



About Lane Regional Medical Center

At Lane Regional Medical Center, we value community and take pride in the role we play as caregivers. It is an honor to say that we serve as the primary healthcare resource for approximately 200,000 of our neighbors located throughout Zachary and the surrounding region of Baker, Central, Clinton, Jackson, St. Francisville, New Roads, North Baton Rouge, and Southern Mississippi. Lane began as a community hospital in 1960. Over the years, we evolved into a 131-bed healthcare system by continually expanding and adding new capabilities and technologies. Offering a full range of inpatient and outpatient diagnostic services, Lane supports Interventional Cardiology, Medical & Radiation Oncology, OB/GYN, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Wound Care and Hyperbarics, as well as Orthopedics, Labor & Delivery, In-Patient Rehabilitation, Home Health, Family Medicine, Emergency Services and After-Hours Urgent Care. With more than 850 dedicated team members, Lane is the largest employer within the city of Zachary. The hospital continues to grow and invest in the community by recruiting new physician specialists and providing access to exceptional healthcare services, technologies and programs. Lane’s mission is to provide exceptional healthcare services to every patient, every time. Our core values are Quality, Service, Stewardship, Teamwork and Innovation. For more details, please visit us online at and follow us on Facebook at

About the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System

The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System is one of the largest healthcare systems based in Louisiana and is the leading healthcare provider for more than half the state’s population. The health system is a non-profit, Catholic organization sponsored by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady. Headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the ministry serves patients in Louisiana and Mississippi through a network of hospitals, clinics, physicians and integrated health systems. The health system’s unified physician organization is comprised of more than 1,100 adult and pediatric primary care physicians and specialists. The system’s nine main campus hospitals include St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge and Gonzales, Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, Heart Hospital, and Women's & Children's Hospital in Lafayette, Our Lady of the Angels in Bogalusa, and St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. For more information, visit

Media Contact

Alexandra Stubbs
Director of Public Relations
Franciscan Missionaries of
Our Lady Health System



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