OGHS is a 245-bed full service medical center as complete and as inclusive as any referral hospital in the state. OGHS is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, the American College of Pathologists, American College of Radiology, and the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories, and the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation for Echocardiography Laboratories.
OGHS latest $68 million dollar expansion and capital improvement plan that included a new Heart & Vascular Institute, 5-story parking garage, 6-story Medical Complex, Emergency Center, Coronary ICU and an off campus medical imaging center. In April, 2007, construction of a new Sleep Disorders Center for the treatment of adults as well as children was completed and opened.
The hospital's medical imaging center incorporates the very latest CT and MRI technology and provides exceptionally clear, sharp images and the fastest scanning times possible. The hospital's off campus medical imaging center is located in Sunset, LA, which is approximately 10 miles from the main campus. The Sunset facility offers an 8-channel MRI System, a 16-slice CT, ultrasound, digital X-Ray, digital mammography, fluoroscopy, bone densitometry and calcium scoring.
Cardiologists on staff at OGHS were the first physicians in the area to offer a new treatment option for people suffering from the effects of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). This new treatment, Diamondback 360 degrees Orbital Atherectomy System, uses a unique orbital motion with an offset, diamond coated "crown" to sand away the plaque, creating a smooth vessel opening or lumen which may improve blood flow. This new system helps remove plaque and restore flow for treatment of PAD.
With the addition of a spine surgeon, OGHS recently opened an 8-bed orthopedic unit with plans to double its size in the near future. Two of the hospital's orthopedic surgeons are among a select number of specially trained physicians cleared to use an innovative, less invasive knee prosthesis to help knee replacement patients make a quick recovery to daily activities. OGHS also offers Balloon Kyphoplasty, a minimally invasive treatment option for patients suffering from spinal fractures due to osteoporosis.
OGHS was the first hospital in the parish to install in its operating room suites a monitor that provides valuable information and improve the quality of patient care during and after surgery. The BIS monitor enables anesthesiologists to make sure that their patients continually receive a tailored dose of anesthesia throughout their surgery. OGHS was also the first hospital in the area to obtain the da Vinci, a less invasive surgical treatment that enhances surgeon capabilities with state-of-the-art robotics technology. In 2012, we installed the new 3 T MRI.
Physicians at OGHS can now access patient clinical data via their PDS's or Smartphones. The PatientKeeper provides 'one tap' access to patient's clinical information anytime and anywhere. This improves patient care by ensuring that providers have the most up-to-date information about their patients regardless of where they are.
In 2006, the OGHS Foundation was formed to help raise funds for a healthier community. Thus far, the OGHS Foundation has donated Automated External Defibrillators to all of the high schools in the parish. In addition The Foundation has funded six scholarships to students pursuing a degree in the healthcare field and constructed a Healing Garden at OGHS for patients, visitors and staff.
OGHS is committed to providing patients with the most advanced quality of medical care available. The facility has expanded to meet the needs of its patients and physicians but believes seriously in the philosophy that the institution is more than just bricks and mortar, it is the employees who make OGHS a world class facility. In fact, many of the recent renovation and expansions are aimed at the employees in giving them a better place to work and heal.