Daily Report staff
Published Apr 26, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Surgeons at Our Lady of the Lake's renovated Perkins Surgery Center on Tuesday performed the first surgery on a patient who would ordinarily have been treated at Earl K. Long Medical Center before its closure. That's according to a news release today from LSU Health Baton Rouge, a division of Our Lady of the Lake. The new surgery center is averaging 16 to 19 procedures a day, officials say, compared to last month's average of six surgeries per day at Earl K. Long. Since services and programs were transferred from EKL to OLOL April 15-25, officials say:
- A 1,200-prescription backlog has been cleared, and turnaround time has been improved.
- The urgent care clinic in north Baton Rouge has seen 442 patients.
- The number of residents on clinical rotations at OLOL increased from 73 to 163.