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ServicesAt Teche Regional Medical Center we are here for you, right here at home. From the moment you enter our hospital you will notice the changes that are being made to ensure that you receive quality, compassionate healthcare.
Teche Regional Medical Center is staffed and ready to serve you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Highly skilled professional and technical staff members are always available to assist your physician in your treatment. Our responsibility to our patients requires that we constantly maintain and improve our ability to provide high-quality health care. Your expectations are taken very seriously and we want you to know that we continually strive to provide very good care and are committed to exceeding your expectations in terms of healthcare and customer service.
Teche Regional Medical Center is a 165-bed hospital that provides a broad range of healthcare services important to the health of you and your family. These services include: a 24-Hour Emergency Department, Surgical & Ambulatory Care Services, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Cardiopulmonary, EKG, and Echocardiography, Endoscopy, Full Service Lab, General Surgery, Inpatient Behavioral Health, Women's Services, Medical / Surgical, ICU, Pharmacy, Rehabilitation Services include outpatient Physical, Occupational, & Speech Therapy, X-Ray, MRI, CT Scan, Nuclear Medicine, Bone Densitometry, Digital mammography and Ultrasound.
When surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis, Teche Regional Medical Center combines all of the safety and security of our inpatient surgical unit with the convenience and comfort of at-home recovery. Located on the 5th floor, the Ambulatory Surgery Department offers a comfortable environment for pre and post op procedures.
Behavioral Health Services985-380-4515
The Behavioral Health Unit at Teche Regional Medical Center provides a caring, supportive environment specially designed to meet the emotional needs of adults, 18 and above, specializing in care of the aged. Through a structured plan of individual counseling, group therapy, coordinated activities and family support, patients are given the opportunity for renewal of social, physical and mental skills.
The Cardiopulmonary Department at Teche Regional Medical Center is a full service department that provides services to all patients while in the hospital. The Cardiopulmonary Department offers services to the critically ill patient as well as routine surgical and medical patients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. Patients receiving respiratory care are usually treated in their rooms with the exception of the diagnostic procedures that are performed in the Stress Lab.
To concurrently monitor key processes and promote appropriate utilization of resources, the Case Management Department evaluates every admission for appropriateness, continued stay, achievement of discharge criteria, as well as the efficacy, appropriateness, availability, timeliness, effectiveness and efficiency of test procedures or services provided. Case Managers meet with the patient and or caregiver within 24 hours of admission and ensure that the patient is oriented to the program and participates as feasible in the development and implementation of his/her treatment plan. In the admission review, the patient is screened for risk factors that require social services assistance.
Teche Regional Medical Center Diagnostic Imaging Department provides a range of diagnostic and testing procedures done both inpatient and outpatient. Included are General Radiology, CT Scan, MRI, Ultrasound, Digital Mammography, and Nuclear Medicine. The department is located on the 1st floor of the hospital.
If a medical emergency brings you or a loved one to Teche Regional Medical Center, we want you to know that our Emergency Department combines the latest technology with a highly skilled medical and nursing staff.
All patients coming to our Emergency Department are important to us. However, it must be realized that others in the emergency department may have a condition that requires them to be treated before you. We will do everything we can do for you as quickly, and as appropriately as possible and will do our best to make you comfortable. Our Emergency Department is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Environmental Services and Plant Operations985-380-4463
Keeping our hospital clean and operating in a efficient and safe manner are the responsibility of our Environmental Services Department and our Plant Operations Department. It is our mission to provide a facility that is attractive, safe, clean, and conducive to your well-being and health. If there is a concern or if something in your room is not working properly, please notify Environmental Services at ext. 4463 or Plant Operations at ext. 4452. If you identify any unsafe situation, please report it to your nurse.
Food and Nutrition985-380-4559
The nutritional needs of our patients, family members, visitors, and staff are addressed by our Food and Nutrition Service Department. The department is responsible for the provision of food service for patients, visitors, staff, and physicians through meals in patient’s rooms and through our hospital cafeteria. Special diet orders are written by the physician for all patients and are provided by the Food and Nutrition Service Department. Patient’s nutritional needs and diet counseling are assessed and provided by a Dietitian as needed. Vending machines are accessible 24 hours a day and are located on the first floor in the snack bar.
Heart Catherization Lab985-380-4511
Teche Regional’s state-of-the-art Heart Catheterization Lab is located on the first floor behind Radiology. Using minimally invasive procedures, concerns of the heart and vascular system can be identified, and as necessary, corrective measure taken. The Cath Lab provides our hospital with the ability to diagnose Peripheral Arterial Disease in the leg and will allow our physicians to perform Balloon Angioplasty and Stent Replacement in the heart and legs, to name a few.
Our hospital staff is dedicated, experienced, highly skilled, and many have made careers of working at Teche Regional Medical Center. The Human Resources office is responsible for the coordination of needs and interests of the hospital and the training and staff development of its employees. When a position does become available, Human Resources provide the hospital with highly qualified, productive individuals. If you are interested in a career at Teche Regional Medical Center, click here.
Inpatient Rehabilitation Center985-380-4763
This newly constructed 10-bed Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit offers intensive physical rehabilitation to patients that have suffered significant physical impairments as a result of disease or injury. Diagnoses that typically qualify for inpatient rehabilitation such as, stroke, hip fracture, brain injury and amputation just to name a few. Located on the 7th floor of Teche Regional Medical Center, the Rehabilitation Center at Teche Regional is staffed with physicians specialized in physical medicine and rehabilitation along with physical and occupational therapists as well as speech-language pathologists, case managers and nurses specialized in rehabilitation.
Intensive Care Unit985-380-4392
When constant medical monitoring and care is required, the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Teche Regional Medical Center, located on the 2nd floor is available. Highly specialized patient care is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. The scope of care in our ICU provides medical and surgical nursing care requiring astute observation and treatment in collaboration with your physician.
The Laboratory Department at Teche Regional Medical Center is a full service Laboratory and is located on the first floor. The Laboratory operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week and provides comprehensive services including diagnostic testing in the areas of Chemistry, Therapeutic Drugs, Coagulation, Serology, Blood Banking, Microbiology, Hematology, Urinalysis and Immunology. Services are provided to inpatients, outpatients, emergency department, home health and nursing home patients.
Marketing and Public Relations985-380-4302
The Marketing and Business Development Department is responsible for developing and managing the marketing and community relations efforts of the hospital. Marketing directs the hospitals community education programs, oversees the website, coordinates participation in all community events and health fairs and the development and placement of all media advertising.
Medical Records-Health Information985-380-4742
In the Medical Records - Health Information Department, patient privacy and confidentiality are our top priority. As a patient at Teche Regional Medical Center you can be confident that your personal medical information will never be released without your written consent. Located on the second floor, the Medical Records - Health Information Department is where transcription and other functions concerning patient medical records occur. The Health Information Department is staffed 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Medical Records can only be released with the proper release of information form completed.
Medical/Surgical Department of the Teche Regional Medical Center is a forty-four-bed unit providing a high level of care for patients with special medical and surgical needs.
Helping in your recovery by assuring that the medications your physician orders are provided in a timely and safe manner is the responsibility of our Pharmacy Department. This department provides prescribed pharmaceuticals for all patients receiving care at Teche Regional Medical Center. Screening drug-drug, drug-food and allergic contraindications is ongoing through the pharmacy computer system. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring provided along with drug information services, nutrition support, team participation, and other clinic services as requested by the medical staff.
Rehabilitation Services (Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy)985-380-4465
Helping you recover as fully as possible following injury, surgery, illness is the goal of our Rehabilitation Department. Physical Therapy services are available Monday -Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. From sports injuries to chronic pain, stroke related conditions, skeletal problems, balance issues or sprains; Teche Regional has the Resources to treat these conditions and more.
Surgery Services and Anesthesia Services985-380-4404
Should you come to Teche Regional Medical Center for a surgical procedure, trust that you will receive the very best care from the moment you enter the door to the day you return home. Your physician will instruct you as to specific preparations prior to your surgery including needed lab work or other testing.
If anesthesia is required, an anesthesia team member will talk with you prior to surgery to explain the anesthesia process. All patients requiring anesthesiology services are assessed by a member of the anesthesia team prior to the procedure. Family members will be directed to a comfortable waiting area located on the second floor. A member of the surgical team will update them on your progress and will notify them when you are moved to the recovery room. At that time, your physician will update your family. Once you have moved to the recovery room, you will be closely monitored until you wake up from the anesthesia. After the recovery room, you will be moved to a patient room for the remainder of your stay. Upon discharge, please arrange to have someone available to drive you home and remain with you for a while.
The Women’s Service Department is located on the 4th floor of the hospital and is an exclusive floor dedicated to meet women’s special needs. Teche Regional Medical Center’s Women’s Service’s Department underwent a complete renovation. New moms will receive the best of care in one of seven luxurious birthing suites. The new rooms offer a more home-like, comfortable setting for mother and baby. The Women’s Services Department also feature a centralized fetal monitoring system which allow the medical staff to continuously monitor the patient from the nurse’s station, a state-of-the-art computerized bedside charting system, and a security system. The floor also features: A new fourteen (14) bed nursery and an isolation nursery. All of this combined with our special type of caring spirit that makes all the difference. You may want to include your newborn on our website nursery page so that all of your family can share in the joy. Ask your nurse for details. Other gynecological procedures are offered through Teche Regional Medical Center’s Women’s Center. In a sensitive and nurturing atmosphere, a highly trained, experienced and caring staff addresses the specialized needs and concerns of women patients.