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1057 Paul Maillard Road | Luling, LA 70070 | (985) 785-6242 | (985) 785-3686 fax
A commitment to provide quality care and to treat everyone with respect and dignity.






Angiography/Vascular Procedures (Interventional)
This fully integrated digital subtraction equipment allows our physicians to perform the latest minimally invasive procedures with the utmost safety and efficiency. Diagnostic and Interventional Angiography procedures include angiograms and stent placement.

Phone: 985-785-3662
Fax: 985-785-3728
Outpatient Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday


The Cardiology Department features the latest in noninvasive diagnostic testing for Cardiovascular disease and the areas only nationally certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Center.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Facility

Cardiac Ultrasound, also called Echocardiography, takes digital images of the heart in motion and transfers the images to a computerized station for the physician to review.

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24-hour Holter Monitoring records every electrical heart beat. Our patients appreciate one of the lightest and most comfortable heart monitors available.

Stress testing provides information about how a patient's heart responds under stress. It is performed using a treadmill or may be induced with medication. Enhanced testing is performed using stress echocardiography or nuclear imaging.

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is nationally certified by AACVPR. The preventive education program and the medically supervised, individualized exercise program have benefited not only the newly diagnosed cardiac patients, but also patients searching to improve or maintain daily functioning for quality of life. Exercise may be monitored with telemetry depending on the patient's condition.

Phone: 985-785-5645
Centralized Scheduling: 985-785-4297
Scheduling Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday


DaVita Inc., a FORTUNE 500® company, is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, providing dialysis services and education for patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. The largest independent provider of dialysis services in the United States, DaVita® operates or provides administrative services at 1,530 outpatient dialysis facilities and acute units in approximately 720 hospitals, serving approximately 118,000 patients (as of Dec. 31, 2009).

DaVita consistently differentiates itself from other kidney care companies and surpasses national averages for clinical outcomes, and leads the nation in many key areas measuring quality dialysis care.

Phone: 985-331-1156
Centralized Scheduling: 985-785-4297
Outpatient Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

New Dialysis Center

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Health Information Management

The Health Information Management (HIM) department provides services related to obtaining, filing, maintaining and releasing medical information. Privacy and confidentiality are top priority at St. Charles Parish Hospital. Our staff observes all HIPAA regulations to ensure that health information is released only with appropriate authorization.

Phone: 985-785-3652
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

Imaging Services

With the growing need for advanced imaging procedures, we’ve upgraded our imaging equipment to be among the best available. St. Charles Parish Hospital’s Imaging Services Department offers a wide range of state-of-the-art radiological testing procedures providing physicians with invaluable diagnostic images. Information obtained through imaging services assists physicians with diagnoses, treatment and surgical planning.

Treatment areas are more easily targeted and the studies allow for more precise surgical guidance, minimizing damage to healthy tissues. The aesthetics of our imaging rooms, use of soothing music, and minimal procedure times enhance patient comfort during these procedures.

The following is a partial list of procedures available within our Imaging Department:

CT scans combine the power of X-ray technology and computers, assisting the physicians in the diagnosis of a variety of anatomical areas, including the spine, head, abdomen, chest and peripheral vascular system without the need for surgery. Our new CT scanner captures multiple wafer-thin images within seconds, reducing the exam time and provides exceptionally high-resolution images that help doctors to more accurately diagnose patients than ever before.

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Digital Mammography with CAD
The newest method of breast imaging is Full Field Digital Mammography in which images are instantaneously downloaded for the radiologist and doctor to view. The result is shorter exam times, better visibility of the breast tissue at the skin line, and lower doses of radiation for patients with dense breast tissue. Computer aided detection (CAD) highlights specific areas of interest within the breast that the radiologist should be alerted to and is used in conjunction with digital mammography.

In addition to digital mammography and computer aided detection, we also utilize the MammoBase Tracking System which tracks a patient from exam to follow-up. The MammoBase system generates lay reports to patients and reminder letters for annual mammograms as well as notifying physicians when a patient needs to return for a follow-up visit. With this state-of-the-art technology, St. Charles Parish Hospital offers the most advanced breast imaging services available.

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The new MRI/MRA (Magnetic Resonance Imaging/Angiography) system features the most comprehensive clinical capabilities in the industry, which is critical for obtaining excellent image quality, providing optimal diagnostic capabilities. It not only performs routine procedures like brain and spine imaging, it also has the ability to perform advanced applications for vascular imaging.


Nuclear Imaging

The new GE Infinia has dual head cameras that produce higher quality images and significantly reduce exam times.  The system provides more flexibility for positioning patients comfortably whether they are able to stand, confined to a wheel chair or bed bound.  With cameras that have detectors among the largest on the market, the highest sensitivity and resolution in its class, and new software, our Nuclear Imaging suite is one of the best in the area.


Ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images for soft tissue evaluation for general, vascular (segmental pressures, pulse volume, duplex sonography, MRA, contrast angiography) and obstetrical applications.

Other radiology services include:

• General x-ray
• Nuclear Medicine
• Urological Procedures

Phone: 985-785-3662
Fax: 985-785-3728
Centralized Scheduling: 985-785-4297
Outpatient Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

Injection/Infusion Services

Injections or infusions of medications ordered by physicians from any hospital or clinic can be administered on an outpatient basis locally through St. Charles Parish Hospital's Cardiology Department. Such medications may range from simple allergy injections to antibiotic infusions. Call Centralized Scheduling for an appointment.

Phone: 985-785-5645
Centralized Scheduling: 985-785-4297
Outpatient Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

Laboratory Services

St. Charles Parish Hospital is dedicated to providing the best in patient care by obtaining and analyzing specimens. The information obtained from these tests assist doctors in diagnosing patients and developing the best treatment plan for the patient to promote speedy treatment and recovery. Laboratory services are available to both inpatients and outpatients for better diagnosis of disease and management of patient care.

No appointment is necessary for routine lab work and EKGs. EEGs are scheduled by appointment only. The Outpatient Laboratory is conveniently located on the first floor of the Medical Office Building of St. Charles Parish Hospital.

Phone: 985-785-3695
Centralized Scheduling: 985-785-4297
Outpatient Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

                              8:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. (Noon) - Saturday

Company Drug Screen Collections: 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday


Outpatient Registration

Outpatient registration has been relocated and renovated with the patient's convenience in mind. We have individual registration offices to provide privacy and comfort. The new outpatient registration area is located on the first floor of the Medical Office Building in close proximity to several outpatient services minimizing the walking distance.

Centralized Scheduling now allows patients to call one number for scheduling outpatient services. Since the implementation of this new service, patients enjoy a streamlined scheduling and registration process. Patients also receive an itinerary, which lists the times and locations of all appointments.

Phone: 985-785-4292
Fax: 985-785-4243
Centralized Scheduling: 985-785-4292
Hours: 6 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

            8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., - Saturday

Pain Management

The anesthesia team provides pain managment services including epidural steroid injections and

facet blocks.  Appointments are only scheduled by referral through your physicians office.

Rehab Services

• Physical Therapy
• Occupational Therapy
• Speech-Language Pathology

Whether disability is a result of injury or illness, the pathway to regaining independence begins at our door.  Outpatient Rehab delivers comprehensive rehabilitation services with more types of therapy to help individuals become as independent as possible so they can return to what is most important…life.

Our staff of caring, dedicated professionals has extensive experience in rehab involving Hand Therapy, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Manual Therapy, Wound Care, Industrial Rehab and Ergonomics.  Rehab Services is located in a spacious, friendly and relaxed environment designed for patient comfort and personalized care. 

We provide treatment for the following:
• Orthopedics
• Sports Injuries
• Back and Neck Pain
• Work-related Injuries - Our Rehab Services include physical, occupational and hand therapy programs, which emphasize progressing the injured employee to their maximum level of performance as it relates to their job demands in a safe and efficient manner.
• Spinal Cord Injuries
• Stroke
• Brain Injury
• Amputation
• Wounds
• Lymphedema
• Neurological Disorders
• Congenital Disabilities
• Communication Disorders
• Dysphagia

Specialized services also provided:
• Manual Therapy
• Hand Therapy
• Custom Splint Fabrication
• Wheelchair Seating
• Modified Barium Swallow Studies
• Functional Capacity Evaluations
• Post-Offer Screenings
• Pediatric Rehabilitation

Our Rehab Services Department is conveniently located on the first floor of the
Medical Office Building of St. Charles Parish Hospital.

Phone: 985-785-3684
Centralized Scheduling: 985-785-4297
Outpatient Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Respiratory Services
The Respiratory Services Department of St. Charles Parish Hospital is committed to providing exceptional care when providing treatment for a variety of lung-related illnesses. Pulmonary function studies, blood gases and breathing treatments are provided for both inpatients and outpatients.

Common Diagnoses Include:
• Emphysema
• Asthma
• Chronic Bronchitis
• Cystic Fibrosis
• Bronchiectasis
• Lung Transplant
• Environmental Lung Problems

Phone: 985-785-3678

Centralized Scheduling: 985-785-4297
Outpatient Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday - Friday


St. Charles Parish Hospital | 1057 Paul Maillard Road | Luling, LA 70070 | (985) 785-6242 | (985) 785-3686 fax

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