Founded in 2013, Professional Emergency Medicine Management (PEMM) supports ten contracts throughout nine facilities in southern Louisiana. Led by the group’s President Dr. Shammi Kataria, PEMM joined Emergency Care Partners (ECP) in September of 2018.
Professional Emergency Medicine Management offers data-driven management, true physician leadership, and real expertise in emergency department services — exploring the complete extent of the efficiency process. PEMM’s process approach to improvement strategies are based on proven lean methodologies and transparent, collaborative relationships with hospitals and physicians. PEMM aims to enhance patient satisfaction by making visits better, faster, and more efficient.
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, the main campus of the Memorial Health System, is the region’s largest family-centered medical complex, serving the healthcare needs of Southwest Louisiana. The main campus consists of 313 licensed acute care beds on Oak Park Boulevard. The hospital’s state-of-the-art, 15,102 sq. ft. Medical Intensive Care Unit opened in 2016 on the 9th Floor of the main campus. The existing 10,180 sq. ft., on the 3rd floor Surgical ICU will undergo renovations. Between these two units, Memorial has the largest critical care capacity in southwest Louisiana with a total of 36 beds.
The 40-bed Emergency Department is just under 26,000 sq. ft. and includes specialized treatment areas for critical care, mental health, and fast track non-critical care designed to improve the care process and reduce wait times. The emergency department sees approximately 60,000 patients per year and is supported by an outstanding team of APPs, nurses, and administrative staff.
Located in southwest Louisiana, Lake Charles is a thriving destination that caters to many different tastes: from glitzy casinos, quiet greens of award-winning golf courses, hunting, fishing, and more than 75 regional festivals, including the area’s family-friendly Mardi Gras and the Louisiana Pirate Festival!
The city of Lake Charles is conveniently located off Interstate-10 between Houston, TX and New Orleans, LA. The sandy beaches make up the shores of the Calcasieu River just 30 miles upstream from the Gulf of Mexico.