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SUMMER 2014 | 75 use with lung cancer. Today, his namesake hospitals and clinics are part of the region's largest private not-for-prof t health care system. Among the hospital's up-to- date service areas is the newly renovated Family Birthing Center. Among other available hospital capabilities are open- heart surgery, orthopedics and advanced specialty care. It was f rst in the region to provide robotic-assisted surgery. With 850 beds, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medi- cal Center is Baton Rouge's largest hospital in town. Its physicians also comprise the state's largest group network. Founded in 1923 by six French nuns of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady, the hospital moved to its current location in 1978 and now encompasses a dedicated children's hospital as well as more than 40 primary care clinics in the area. Another component is Our Lady of the Lake College, a primary center for LSU's medical teaching programs. The hospital also hosts a residency program for the LSU School of Medicine. Research is alive and well at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, which includes 48 laboratories and encourages scientists to exchange ideas and information. As for other industries, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber has been targeting f ve sectors for growth, including energy, chemi- cal products, software design and technical research. No summary of Baton Rouge would be complete without including accounts of governmental shenanigans under the baton of one of America's most enduringly famous politicians, Huey P. Long, aka "The Kingf sh." Long's footprint is still writ large, especially in the govern- ment buildings erected during his tenure. The 34-story state capitol would be the tallest of its kind in the nation, surpassing even its counterpart in Washington. The current governor's mansion near the capitol is open for tours. So is the previous mansion, planned by Long as a replica of the White House in Washington. The Kingf sh's other brick-and-mortar legacy is LSU itself. Historical gems notwithstanding, life has hardly stood still in the capital city. The new Shaw Center for the Arts overlooks the river, and IBM is building a new services center as part of a mixed-use development. A new town square for concerts, festivals and other events was completed in 2012, and near the Old State Capitol is a new park. The Kingf sh wouldn't be surprised. ● Eileen Lockwood is a regular contributor to PracticeLink Magazine. Looking to practice in or near Baton Rouge, Louisiana? Check out these opportunities on Iberia Medical Center Lafayette General Medical Center Lakeview Reg. Medical Center North Oaks Health System Ochsner Health Center Our Lady of Lourdes Pediatrix Medical Group River Parishes Hospital Teche Regional Medical Center Terrebonne General Medical Center (See this page) The Regional Medical Center of Acadiana University Medical Center Women and Children's Hospital 2 4 3 - S u m 1 4 - L i v e - P r a c t i c e . i n d d 7 5 243-Sum14-Live-Practice.indd 75 6 / 1 3 / 1 4 1 0 : 1 4 A M 6/13/14 10:14 AM

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