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Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health Announces Expansion of Developmental Medicine with acquisition of McMains Children’s Developmental Center

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Feb 07, 2022
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Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health announced today the acquisition of McMains Children’s Developmental Center, a nonprofit, outpatient pediatric therapy clinic that has long-served the Greater Baton Rouge area.

Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health Children’s Developmental Center at McMains adds to the robust service line of Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health Developmental Medicine and brings the expertise of occupational therapists, educational therapists, speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, and other supporting staff to support children with developmental needs. This will expand offerings using the latest technology and integrative therapy to meet unique needs that enhance the everyday lives of children and their families.

“McMains Children’s Developmental Center has an established reputation for supporting children and families in our community,” said Alston E. Dunbar, III, M.D., President, Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health. “We are excited to bring them into the Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health network. Together we will expand our pediatric development and therapy services. We will increase our bandwidth for therapies that improve the scope of care that we are able to provide for all Louisiana children and their families.”

For nearly 70 years, McMains Children’s Developmental Center has advanced the quality of life for children and their families by providing physical, developmental, academic and communication services. An offering unique to McMains is the adaptative therapy program that helps children with severe neuro-motor disorders learn how to participate in household activities through assistive technology. With this program, parents can also learn how to bring these activities home to integrate their child’s therapy into daily life.

“This new partnership will allow us to expand the work started by our organization and the McMains family over 68 years ago,” shared Anne Hindrichs, McMains Executive Director. “We are excited for this transition that will better serve our patients and their families. This new partnership was necessary to ensure continued growth of McMains and to help children become as independent as possible using the tools of Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health, which has a proven track record in delivering quality care and services to our community.”

“The patients and families of the Children’s Developmental Center meant the world to my father,” said Andrew “Ty” McMains, son of the Center’s first medical director and namesake, Dr. Frank McMains. “His commitment to them during his 33 years with the Center was paramount. We are excited and look forward to the integration with Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health and know that it will maintain the quality of care for these children and enhance the offerings that Our Lady of the Lake can provide.”

This is the second announcement just this month from Our Lady of the Lake about expansion that will grow the offerings for the communities it serves.

“In our quest to provide a Spirit of Healing, we know that access can be a major challenge,” shared Scott Wester, President and CEO of Our Lady of the Lake. “Only by enhancing the offerings in our community and helping wonderful organizations like McMains grow, can we continue to truly make an impact in keys areas such as developmental medicine. “

Patients can be referred by their physician for Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health developmental medicine services. Families can call 225-374-HEAL for more information and to schedule future appointments. To learn more about Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health, please visit www.ololchildrens.org.

About Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health

Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health is a collaborative, coordinated and child-focused statewide health network that provides patients with more access to physicians and providers specifically trained to care for children. The network includes hospital-based services at the main campus of Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital in Baton Rouge, as well as St. Francis Pediatrics in Monroe and Our Lady of Lourdes Women's and Children's in Lafayette. It also connects pediatricians, pediatric specialists and other health providers across our state with clinics in the Baton Rouge region, Hammond, Lafayette and Monroe. This model of coordinated pediatric healthcare extends the vital work happening at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital into more communities across Louisiana so families have greater access to expertise close to home.



About McMains Children’s Developmental Center

McMains Children’s Developmental Center is a nonprofit, outpatient pediatric therapy clinic serving Greater Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes since 1954. The mission of McMains Children’s Developmental Center is to advance the quality of life for children and their families by providing physical, developmental, academic, and communication services. Services of McMains Children’s Developmental Center include speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, educational therapy, assistive technology assessment and training, psychological services, pro bono orthopedic clinic, learning disability evaluations, social work, and family programs. www.mcmainscdc.org