Prepared for the Unexpected
North Oaks Shock Trauma Center provides immediate, lifesaving care for
all injured patients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our team delivers
the highest level of trauma care through compassion, excellence and continuous
quality improvement. We have in-house trauma/critical care surgeons available
24/7, as well as coverage by the specialties of Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery,
Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, ENT, Eye Care and Radiology.
In 2016, North Oaks earned official verification from the American College
of Surgeons and designation from the Louisiana Department of Health as
a Level II Trauma Center.
If you are a health-related professional from a transferring facility and
would like to transfer a trauma patient, please call (985) 230-1346.
After discharge from the hospital, trauma patients may be seen at North
Oaks Shock Trauma Clinic by members of the trauma team. Continuity of
care helps assure our patients receive the best care through every step
of the healing process and maximizes their ability to regain as much of
their "pre-trauma" life as possible. Trauma patients in clinic
are encouraged to ask questions and get additional information on wound
care, therapy, medications and returning to school and work.
Meet Our Providers
North Oaks Shock Trauma
15770 Paul Vega, MD, Drive, Suite 108A
Hammond, LA 70403
Phone: (985) 230-1870
Fax: (985) 230-7461
We are committed to community education to help keep families safe and
minimize the incidence of preventable injuries. We are proud to participate
in the following programs:
Unintentional trauma is the leading cause of death among people age 1-44,
with motor vehicle crashes the number one mechanism of the fatal injury.
Our Trauma Team has joined with community partners to present “Sudden
Impact,” one of Louisiana’s premier safety programs. This
program is offered to area high schools to educate teen drivers to help
prevent fatalities and injuries from impaired, distracted and/or unrestrained driving.
Car Seat Fitting Stations
Each month, North Oaks Health System offers
Car Seat Fitting Stations to educate parents on the proper installation and use of child safety
seats. Certified child passenger safety technicians are available by appointment
to install child passenger safety seats and boosters and provide instruction
to ensure the safe transport of children of all ages.
Helpful Resources for Trauma Patients and Families
As you recover from trauma injury, we encourage you and your family members
to explore the following online resources to assist you: