Most Louisiana hospitals participate in the LERN provider network and the vast majority of those hospitals are not certified and designated as trauma centers. Hospital participation in LERN is voluntary – the terms of hospital participation are captured in a written agreement.
Through the participation agreement, hospitals define the level of trauma care resources typically available at their facility and agree to routinely notify LERN of changes in the availability of their trauma care resources using the Emergency Resources Information System (ERIS). The agreement also requires hospitals to utilize LERN entry criteria and destination protocols, coordinate with the LERN Communications Center, provide relevant data, and participate in LERN’s efforts to manage and improve the quality of the trauma system.
Click below to download a sample copy of the hospital agreement form and attachments.
See the Regional Commissions page of this website for region-specific lists of participating hospitals.