Emergency Medicine

If you are having a medical emergency, don't wait. Go to the nearest emergency room or call 911!

The Emergency Department at River Parishes Hospital plays an essential role in caring for the urgent health needs of the River Parishes area. The department cares for more than 18,000 patients each year including serious injuries as a Level III Trauma Center.

A team of physicians work in cooperation with other in-house specialists to provide efficient, quality treatment for:
  • Stroke
  • Heart Attack
  • Trauma

Minutes matter in the event of a stroke. River Parishes Hospital partnered with Ochsner Health System to form a Telestroke Program. Patients who come to the Emergency Room at River Parishes Hospital with  symptoms of an acute ischemic stroke have immediate access to vascular neurologists at Ochsner Health System 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the use of a Reach computer system. The neurologist, patient and clinical team at the hospital can see and speak to each other throughout the consult. The physician will examine the patient and review the CAT scan of the patient’s head, providing guidance on advanced treatments within minutes.

Advanced Emergency Medicine provided at River Parishes Hospital includes:

  • Early intervention for heart attacks
  • Early intervention for strokes
  • Management of trauma conditions:
    • falls
    • motor vehicle accidents
    • fractures
    • sprains
    • asthma management
  • Management of acute back pain
  • Expertise in lacerations, crush injuries, abrasions
  • Treatment of migraines
  • Evaluation and management of acute abdominal pain
  • Acute eye conditions
  • Treatment for common infections:
    • pneumonia
    • kidney infections
    • skin infections
  • Treatment of problems associated with:
    • diabetes
    • obstructive lung disease
    • heart disease
    • chronic medical problems