In response to the closing of Louisiana Heart Hospital (LHH), Lakeview Regional Medical Center – along with sister HCA MidAmerica Division hospitals Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans and Garden Park Medical Center in Gulfport, Mississippi – has quickly mobilized to meet the area’s healthcare needs, so far hiring nearly 30 former LHH employees, with dozens of additional job offers made and interviews scheduled in the coming days.
“Our hearts go out to the patients, staff and physicians affected by the unexpected closing of Louisiana Heart Hospital,” said Bret Kolman, CEO at Lakeview Regional. “We are saddened to lose a valuable healthcare asset in our community, and we are prepared to assist all affected in any way possible. I think we’ll grow stronger as a community as we work together to fill the void.”
"Our hearts go out to the patients, staff and physicians affected by the unexpected closing of Louisiana Heart Hospital."
The HCA MidAmerica hospitals have held several job fairs over the last two weeks and are continuing to hire registered nurses as well as ancillary staff like housekeepers and dietary workers.
Lakeview Regional and Tulane leaders are working with LHH physicians to help ensure continuity of patient care and to serve the community’s growing healthcare needs.
As a full service, critically acclaimed hospital located in Covington, Lakeview Regional Medical Center offers all aspects of patient care from emergency care to cardiovascular and orthopedic services, as well as pediatrics and stroke care. For many in the St. Tammany Parish area, it is the closest, fastest and preferred healthcare option. In April, Lakeview Regional will become a part of the Tulane Health System, furthering its access to best practices, clinical trials and research from Tulane Medical Center.