Services A to Z
Acute Care Services
Pointe Coupee General Hospital's highly qualified nursing staff delivers care to patients across the lifespan with various illnesses. Highly innovative with the use of computerized documentation, accountability, and knowledge, the staff is dedicated to providing optimal nursing care.
The Cardiopulmonary Department at Pointe Coupee General Hospital offers a complete program designed to meet the cardiopulmonary needs of the patient. The department also provides electrocardiogram testing, in-house sleep lab testing, holter/heart monitoring, pulmonary function testing, and smoking cessation. A certified asthma educator is available to meet the specific educational needs of the patient dealing with chronic respiratory disorders.
Case Management, Social Services, and Discharge Planning
Pointe Coupee General Hospital believes that the patient should be treated in a holistic manner. The provision of social services and proactive case management assists the patient and family in addressing issues pertaining to the treatment plan and insures the psychological and social needs are met as well as the physical needs of the patient. Contact Case Management for any questions or to learn more.
The Emergency Department at Pointe Coupee General Hospital provides 24-hour, 7 days a week emergency physician services to meet the medical needs of the community. The experienced caring staff is devoted to delivering the highest level of care and service.
It’s the Law
If you have a medical emergency or are in labor, you have the right to receive, within the capabilities of this hospital’s staff and facilities:
An appropriate medical screening examination
Necessary stabilizing treatment (including treatment for an unborn child)
An appropriate transfer to another facility, if necessary
You have the right to receive these services even if you cannot pay or do not have medical insurance or you are not entitled to medicare or medicaid. This hospital does participate in the Medicaid program.
Pointe Coupee General Hospital has a hospice bed available for Pointe Coupee Hospice patients. This bed is available under special circumstances when the hospice patient’s symptoms cannot be managed in the home setting. Pointe Coupee Hospice patients can be admitted to Pointe Coupee General Hospital when it is determined by the physician and the hospice team that in-patient hospice care would be most beneficial for the patient.
For more information contact Pointe Coupee Hospice at (225) 638-5717.
The Laboratory Department provides accurate, quality controlled testing for physicians to utilize in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. The laboratory is Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) certified ensuring the highest reliability, accuracy, and timeliness of clinical laboratory data. The PCGH Laboratory is JCAHO Accredited.
Pointe Coupee General Hospital offers various outpatient clinics including cardiology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, podiatry, and urology.
Outpatient IV Infusion Therapy
Pointe Coupee General Hospital offers easy access for outpatient infusion therapy. A knowledgeable nursing staff can provide IV central line and peripheral line infusion therapy in a timely and precise manner. Injection therapies are also readily available.
Outpatient Wound Care Clinic
Pointe Coupee General Hospital Wound Care Clinic treats patients with non-healing wounds that require an advanced level of care. Wounds typically treated at the center include those that are especially difficult to heal, such as diabetic, venous, and pressure ulcers. Internal injuries will also be treated here, including the late effects of radiation, osteomyelitis, and crush injuries.
Dr. Michelle Carley is the physician collaborator of the program. There is a multidisciplinary staff of clinicians and advanced-trained wound care specialists who will work to heal your wounds and assure the best opportunity to heal.
The Pointe Coupee General Hospital Wound Care Clinic is conveniently located on the second floor of the hospital. For further information or to schedule an appointment, please call (877) 295-2273. The clinic is open every Wednesday.
Patient and Family Education
The Pointe Coupee General Hospital staff believes that empowering the patient and promoting self care can be achieved through an active patient education program. The staff has available a wide range of educational materials and resources for the patient and family.
The Pharmacy Department at Pointe Coupee General Hospital offers an array of pharmaceuticals available to treat each patient's health concerns. The hospital's Doctor of Pharmacy is readily available for emergency necessities and supplies medications according to the requirements and recommendations of the physician.
The Radiology Department provides 24-hour patient coverage for emergency situations. The Department also provides inpatient and outpatient services including CT Scan, mobile MRI, echocardiograms, and Digital Mammography. As an extension of the Radiology Department, the Ultrasound Department offers extensive diagnostic testing. In keeping with ever-changing radiologic technology, the Radiology Department is pleased to have the film-less digital Picture Archival Communication System, a dedicated network to the storage, retrieval, distribution, and presentation of radiological images.
Pointe Coupee General Hospital offers comprehensive skilled nursing services to individuals in need of functional restoration for various diagnoses. With the availability of this service provided close to home, coupled with a compassionate and experienced staff, the patient is able to work positively through the healing process.
Sleep Disorders Center
The Speech Therapy Department at Pointe Coupee General Hospital develops a comprehensive plan designed to treat the patient's individual communicative disorders. A Speech Therapist is also available to perform selective diagnostic procedures such as Swallow Studies.
Pointe Coupee General Hospital provides endoscopic screening examinations including colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, and gastroscopy. The surgical department also conducts outpatient surgical procedures including feeding tube insertions, debridement & other skin surgeries, and cataract surgery. The surgical team at Pointe Coupee General Hospital believes the personalized concise care provided to the patient promotes a positive surgical experience.
Pointe Coupee General Hospital Emergency Room uses telemedicine specifically geared toward care utilizing electronic communication methods and technology to securely exchange medical information from one geographic site to another.
The program allows a specialist from Our Lady of the Lake Heart & Vascular Institute in Baton Rouge to connect with the team of healthcare providers at Pointe Coupee General Hospital in real-time in order to provide patients outside of Baton Rouge with specialty cardiac care.
Our Telecardiology program
Provides 24/7 access to an Our Lady of the Lake Heart & Vascular Institute Specialist
Eliminates travel for patients who can be assessed at Pointe Coupee General Hospital
Transfers only those patients that are appropriate for higher level care
Reduces unnecessary hospital admissions by consulting specialty physicians remotely