March 26, 2013
Lagniappe Transfer Center provides patients access to the care they need
Lakeview Regional Medical Center now offers emergency transfer services through collaboration with Lagniappe Transfer Center. Reinforcing Lakeview’s commitment to outlying areas, when a patient requires a higher level of care, Lagniappe Transfer Center will work with the patient’s facility to assure a seamless and timely transfer to our facility. This partnership provides the patient with the appropriate care they need, and their families have peace of mind knowing access to a higher level of care is quickly available.
Bret Kolman, Chief Executive Officer of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, says the availability of efficient patient transfer is critical in many situations such as trauma, cardiac, surgical and stroke-related conditions, in addition to patients with less urgent needs. “We understand acute patient care and are sensitive to the needs of the family, as well,” states Kolman. “When a patient’s condition warrants a transfer to Lakeview from another facility, we are able to offer this transfer service. It reinforces our commitment to the highest level of health care possible for our community.”
Lakeview Regional and the Lagniappe Transfer Center work together to coordinate all aspects of transferring patients efficiently from one hospital or healthcare facility to another.