Women's Services

Memorial Hospital for Women is dedicated to meeting the unique healthcare needs of all women in the Lake Charles community and southwest Louisiana. Our 14-bed women's Specialty Unit and our 24-bed Family Birth Center provide the diagnostic and surgical care women may need at every stage of their life. Memorial for Women's Family Birth Center offers labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum birthing services that are specially designed to accommodate women throughout the every phase of your pregnancy. Memorial for Women also is designated as a Center of Excellence for minimally invasive surgeries by the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (AIMIS). It is the only hospital in Louisiana to attain this designation, and one of just 41 hospitals nationwide. Our hospital is a state-of-the-art facility specializing in:

  • Childbirth and high risk pregnancy care
  • Neonatal care
  • Women-specific health & procedure issues
    • Obstetrics
    • Gynecology
    • Urogynecology
    • Cancer care
    • Breast health
    • Menopause care
    • Vein and vascular treatment
    • Sports medicine
    • Heart care
    • Surgery

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women has been designated a Center of Excellence for minimally invasive surgeries by the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (AIMIS). Memorial for Women is one of only 41 hospitals nationwide, and the only hospital in Louisiana to be designated a Center of Excellence.A hospital or surgical center can be recognized as a Center of Excellence once it has combined efforts with an accredited AIMIS surgeon and meets AMIS standards. Memorial for Women exceeds the national average for open versus minimally invasive hysterectomies. More than 80 percent of hysterectomies performed at the hospital in the past two years were minimally invasive. The national average is around 20 percent.

AIMIS is the nation's pre-eminent educator of minimally invasive surgical techniques. The organization teaches minimally invasive methods, and also supports graduates and members with opportunities to find marketing support, consulting services and strategies to help them grow and strengthen their practices.


Memorial for Women
1900 W. Gauthier Road
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 480-7000