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Memorial Specialty Hospital Names Co-Medical Directors

Peter Karam, MD and A.F. Abu Shamat, MD will serve as co-medical directors for Memorial Specialty Hospital.

Dr. Karam is an internal medicine physician at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. Dr. Shamat is a nephrologist on staff at CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital and Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. Both doctors are board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and have served our community for many years.

Memorial Specialty Hospital is a 29-bed long-term acute care hospital that is part of the Memorial Health System. It is located on the third floor of CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital. Memorial Specialty Hospital provides long term acute care services for patients in Lake Charles and all surrounding communities.

Memorial Health Systems have been committed to providing this service for over 20 years. The

primary admissions to Memorial Specialty Hospital are from an intensive care unit (ICU) or a critical care unit (CCU) and will often need several weeks of acute specialty care and rehabilitation.

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