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OLOL taking on more responsibility, security changes

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BATON ROUGE - As care at Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital winds down, services and safety changes at Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center are ramping up.

Earl K. Long closes on April 15th, and OLOL will begin operating several medical clinics around Baton Rouge and take over LSU's residency training program.

But that's not the only changes coming to OLOL. Along with the increase of buildings and responsibility, OLOL is anticipating more patients than ever which means more eyes to keep the campus secure.

"Recently, we had a consultant come and work with us to access our environment what additional personnel needs might we have what are things we can do around the campus whether it's additional lighting or trimming trees," OLOL Vice President Stephanie Manson said. "It's a priority for us. It always has been."

The consultant's final report of new security measures is expected in the coming months and could include even more video surveillance at OLOL.

"We're going to continue to make sure that we are using the latest technologies not just from personnel but also cameras and just safe practices," Manson said. "It's just things that make good sense that I think any of us should do whether we're going to the mall a restaurant or to a hospital."



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