Our Health System

Lake Charles Memorial Health System is the region's largest not-for-profit, community healthcare system, serving the healthcare needs of Southwest Louisiana. Memorial Health System is locally-owned and operated by a Board of Trustees from the community it serves. The hospital is a shareholder of Voluntary Hospitals of America (VHA), and is fully licensed by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. CEO Larry Graham joined Lake Charles Memorial Hospital in 2006, bringing more than 30 years of experience in healthcare administration.

The only full-service healthcare system in Lake Charles, Memorial was established in 1952. Today, our health system includes 298 licensed beds on our Oak Park campus, 38 beds at our Women's campus, 29 beds at our long-term care specialty hospital, outpatient clinics serving uninsured and under insured at the W.O. Moss Memorial Health Clinic, and over 90 employed physicians and specialists that are a part of the Memorial Medical Group.

As the healthcare market leader in the Lake Charles region, our success can be attributed to a dedicated team of over 2,500 employees and 300 staff physicians representing more than 60 specialties and subspecialties, as well as the largest emergency services department in southwest Louisiana. Memorial is also the area's only teaching facility for physicians through the Memorial/LSUHSC Family Medicine Residency Program, and serves as a clinical training site for nursing, medical technology and radiologic technology students through various universities, including McNeese State University.

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital

Over the past seven years, Memorial has invested more than $114 million in facility improvements, new technology, and service upgrades, as well as recruiting much needed specialty physicians from some of the nation's top medical schools and hospitals. Recognized for quality care and the most physicians and specialties under one roof, Memorial's main campus at 1701 Oak Park Blvd. provides:

  • Breast Health
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency
  • Endocrinology
  • Family Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Hematology
  • Home Health
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurosurgery
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedic & Sports Medicine
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pain Medicine
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical, Occupational, Speech & Respiratory Therapy
  • Sleep Health
  • Thoracic & Vascular Surgery
  • Urology
  • Wound Care

Lake Charles Memorial for Women

Memorial for Women, located at 1900 Gauthier Rd., focuses on childbirth, neonatal care and women’s health. Specially designed birthing suites, educational programs, patient-centered nursing care and the latest technology help ensure that every patient’s healthcare needs are met when it comes to:

  • Breast Health
  • Family Birth Center
  • Diagnostics
  • Neonatology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Perinatology
  • Women's Surgery

Memorial Specialty Hospital

Memorial Specialty Hospital, located at 2837 Ernest St, offers long-term or intensive care that goes beyond the scope of a traditional hospital, addressing the needs of patients who cannot be effectively treated in a conventional hospital, or when the severity and complexity of their condition excludes them from a rehabilitation hospital or skilled nursing facility.

Moss Memorial Health Clinic

Moss Memorial Clinic, located at 1000 Walters St., offers a walk-in urgent care clinic open from 7 am to 10 pm, seven days a week. Urgent Care accepts insured and uninsured patients as does the specialty clinics that include:

  • Breast Health
  • Cardiology
  • Diabetes
  • Diagnostics
  • Family Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Rheumatology

Memorial Medical Group

Memorial Medical Group offers continuity of care as the area's largest affiliate physician group with more than 80 specialists. Our electronic medical records system coordinates paperwork, diagnostics and treatment among physicians and within our hospital system. It also provides patients online access to their medical records. MMG doctors have direct access to a patient's medical history, reducing redundancy and improving communication among physicians, departments and the hospitals.

To learn more about our hospital services and health care providers visit lcmh.com. For a physician referral call 1-800-494-5264.