Acadian Ambulance Assists with Woman’s Hospital Move

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Woman’s Hospital completed the move to its new facility this past Sunday. Acadian Ambulance assisted by transporting patients to the recently completed campus.

Acadian Ambulance medics bring a Woman's Hospital patient into the new facility during the August 5th move.

Since the early planning days of this move, it has been a pleasure and a great experience working with the Woman’s team. Their preparation for this historic move was exceptional.

Woman’s Hospital, a Baton Rouge hospital that specializes in the care of women and infants, completed the move to its new facility this past Sunday. Acadian Ambulance assisted by transporting patients to the recently completed campus.

Hospital administrators and Acadian employees have been collaborating and planning the move for almost two years, implementing three mock drills in the months beforehand, to make sure that the moving day went smoothly. Fortunately, the avid preparations ensured that the day went exactly as planned.

“Since the early planning days of this move, it has been a pleasure and a great experience working with the Woman’s team. Their preparation for this historic move was exceptional,” said Dan Lennie, vice president of operations for Acadian. “They provided truly superior compassion, care, and hospitality for their patients and their family members.”

The move began at 6 a.m. Sunday morning, as 85 Acadian employees and 21 units helped transport 122 patients from Woman’s Goodwill Boulevard location to its new campus on Airline Highway.

“We selected a Sunday for our patient transport because of the reduced traffic flow on Airline Highway,” said Lori Denstel, RN, Woman’s director of nursing administration. “Also, it’s typically the day we have the lowest patient census.”

GPS monitoring on the ambulances made sure that all patients were accounted for, and they were tracked by a massive video screen at the new hospital. Mothers with healthy newborns traveled together in the same ambulance, while NICU infants traveled with specialized neonatal medical teams. The last patient was moved out at 4 p.m., officially closing the old facility after 43 years of service.

“We were very proud to be part of this move, and especially pleased with how our team performed,” said Justin Cox, operations manager at Acadian Ambulance. “Our medics moved every patient without any problems and with the highest level of professionalism.”

Acadian Ambulance is an emergency and non-emergency medical transportation provider in Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. Since 1971, Acadian has been committed to providing the highest level of emergency medical care and transportation possible. In the past decade, the company has expanded to include a diverse suite of services in health, safety, and transportation. Acadian’s six divisions are Acadian Ambulance Service, Acadian Monitoring Services, Air Med, Executive Aircraft Charter Service, National EMS Academy and Safety Management Systems.
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