Critical Care

When your child is faced with a life-threatening illness or injury, it takes a healthcare team with special skills and a hospital with advanced tools to offer critical care. At Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, we are the only Louisiana hospital with Fellowship-trained critical care doctors on staff 24/7 in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, or PICU.

Only Level-designated Trauma Center

Additionally, the Trauma Center at Our Lady of the Lake is the only Level-designated trauma center in the region. It is equipped with the latest technology to deliver the highest level of life-saving care to both adults and pediatric patients in urgent care situations.

24/7 Transport Team

When your child needs rapid transport, Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital can dispatch its Transport Team at a moment’s notice by either ambulance or helicopter. Experienced medical professionals can begin treating patients immediately during transport, and the on-site helipad means critically ill patients can have access even sooner to life-saving equipment.

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a 14-bed unit staffed 24/7 by specially trained pediatric critical care physicians and nurses who provide care and management of critically ill patients ranging in age from infancy to young adulthood. The PICU at Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital is one of Louisiana's largest and serves patients from around the Baton Rouge region and the state.

Commitment to Quality

Our Lady of the Lake Children's Health is committed to keeping up with cutting edge technology to improve patient care, from our pediatric vein viewer to Computer Physician Order Entry (CPOE) system, computer-assisted IV and Syringe pumps that block dosage errors, and our leading three ID System for patient identification, we are always seeking to improve efficiency and health and medication safety, therein reducing medical errors while taking care of your child.

Visiting Hours

Our hospital is family focused and dedicated to making patient care easier on the whole family. To offer your child and family as much privacy as possible, all our patient beds are located in individual bays.

  • Visiting hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
  • Two parents plus two visitors/guests are allowed at the bedside at a time
  • If no parent or guardian is present, no visitors are allowed
  • Visitation by children under 14 is prohibited

Thank you for helping us provide a safe and healing environment for our patients.

Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health

Pediatric Intensivists of Louisiana
7777 Hennessey Boulevard
Suite 103
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 765-8842

Pallav Bhattari

Brian Binck

Kelechi Iheagwara

Firdous Laique

Stephen Papizan