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Pulse stronger on New Orleans ER services with new facility

New Orleans Times-Picayune, January 12, 2009

The New Orleans region's emergency medical services and other hospital capacity will expand with the opening of new facilities at Ochsner Baptist Medical Center. Ochsner Health System executives and some residents around the hospital praised in particular the opening of an emergency department, part of $12 million in improvements to the campus. The department will have two trauma rooms, nine exam rooms and one triage room. The upgrade also includes a wing with 43 private rooms and an expansion of the hospital's intensive care unit from three to 12 beds.