Woman's Hospital is the participating site for the LSUSOM OB/GYN (Baton Rouge) Residency Program. Our program is entirely based here in Baton Rouge. We are under the umbrella of the LSUSOM in New Orleans which is our official designated institution. Though our residency program is distinct from the LSU OB/GYN Residency Program in New Orleans, we share the same chairman, Dr. Lisa Peacock, who is headquartered in New Orleans.
Woman's is the only free-standing hospital remaining in this country dedicated to the specialized needs of women. Woman's Hospital exists for the purpose of improving the health of women and infants. As a not-for-profit organization, all proceeds from operations are reinvested in new equipment, community service programs and expanding services including medical and surgical treatment of gynecological and urogynecological conditions, gynecologic oncology, maternal fetal medicine including in-utero fetal surgeries, neonatology (24 hour in house coverage), pediactric surgery, anesthesiology (24 hour in house coverage), diseases of the breast, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and general surgery. Woman’s Hospital opened in 1968, and was one of the first woman's specialty hospitals in the nation. In 2012, the hospital moved to the current site. The new hospital is a state of the art five-story facility built on approximately 216 acres. Over 8,000 babies are delivered annually, which translates into approximately 15% of all the births in the state of Louisiana, and the 16th largest delivery service in the nation. Woman’s Hospital is the home of the residency program’s inpatient Obstetrics and Gynecology services as well as the program’s outpatient clinic which is located in the Physician Office Building next to the hospital. Other rotations include Gynecology Oncology, Urogynecology, Radiology, Neonatal Intensive Care, Maternal Fetal Medicine, and Reproductive Endocrindology and Infertility. All OB and GYN clinics including Continuity Clinics occur here at the Woman's outpatient clinic known as Woman's Health Center for OB/GYN which is currenlty being enlarged. Construction is in progress for a new cancer center to be built on the campus of Woman's Hospital.
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center (OLOLRMC) was established in 1923 and is the largest private medical center in Louisiana with 763 licensed beds. In a given year, OLOLRMC treats approximately 25,000 patients in the hospital, and serves about 350,000 persons through outpatient locations with the assistance of almost 900 physicians and 3,000 staff members.
OLOLRMC recently opened a 10-bed neurosurgical-trauma intensive care unit and has trauma physician coverage 24/7. A Mobile Virtual ICU allow hospital intensivists to simultaneously monitor critical patients throughout OLOLRMC's multiple ICUs on a 24/7 basis from a centralized location. Also, OLOLRMC is the only hospital in the region that provides neurosurgical services on a 24/7 basis. It is the home of the LSU Baton Rouge based residency programs which include Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Psychiatry as well as a community based Pediatrics residency program. LSU residents that rotate through OLOL from their LSUSOM-NO based programs include ENT, Oral Surgery, Opthamology, Dermatology, Orthopedics, and General Surgery.
Ob/Gyn residents rotate through the Internal Medicine program for one month and the Emergency Medicine program also for one month during their first year of training.
Baton Rouge General Medical Center - Bluebonnet was built in 1994, which geographically expanded availability of care and service to the community (The original Baton Rouge General - Downtown, which was established in the early 1900's was the city's first hospital). Much of the training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility occurs here with some also taking place at Woman's Hospital. The legacy of this institution is one of compassion and caring, innovation, and leadership.
The nurses at "The General" have earned the highest respect of physicians and patients. The hospital has also won top honors as Louisiana's Hospital of the Year for Nursing Excellence more times than any other hospital. The hospital is working hard to continue its longstanding tradition of superior nursing through its School of Nursing. In 2007, their nursing students ranked #1 in the U.S. for passing the national nursing licensing exam.
Baton Rouge General also has a longstanding tradition of medical education. It currently is the home of two community based residency programs involving Internal Medicine as well as Family Medicine.