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Ochsner Opens First Freestanding Emergency Room in Marrero

Ochsner Health System, Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic healthcare system, held a ribbon cutting ceremony with local business leaders and government officials to celebrate Ochsner Emergency Room – Marrero.

The new facility – located at 4837 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero, LA – will open Wednesday, October 12, 2016, and will provide expanded access to more emergency care services for the West Bank community.

Different from urgent care centers, the Ochsner Emergency Room is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are staffed exclusively with board-certified and board-eligible emergency physicians and emergency trained registered nurses. The facility is equipped with a full radiology suite, including CT scanner, Digital X-ray, Ultrasound, as well as on-site laboratories certified by the Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendments (CLIA) and accredited by the Commission on Office Laboratories Accreditation (COLA).

“We are continuing our commitment to serve the families in Marrero and the surrounding communities with high quality, emergency care,” said Warner Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Ochsner Health System. “It is critical to provide adequate access points to quality, emergency care services. Building this access is an opportunity for more patients to receive lifesaving treatment with the ability to seamlessly coordinate follow-up care with their regular physicians.”

To celebrate the opening, Ochsner Emergency Room made a $5,000 donation to John Ehret High School. Following the ribbon cutting, attendees and members of the medical community were provided facility tours.
The American College of Emergency Physicians’ (ACEP) 2014 National Report Card demonstrated the need for additional access to emergency medical care. The most recent ACEP survey highlights emergency visits are on the rise. The overwhelming response from physicians noted that this rise is combined in part with an increase in the acuity of patients’ injuries and/or illnesses. This underscores the growing need for additional access points to high quality, 24/7 emergency care.

To learn more about Ochsner Emergency Room and the new Marrero facility, please visit

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