Lake Charles Memorial Hospital

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, the main campus of the Memorial Health System, is the region's largest family-centered medical complex, 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, is a member of the Voluntary Hospitals of America (VHA), and is fully licensed by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Established in 1952, the main campus consists 313 licensed acute care beds on Oak Park Boulevard. Memorial is constantly striving to improve the patient experience by offering the best quality of care in terms of both state-of-the-art innovations and treatment options, as well as the commitment of our dedicated and compassionate staff. The main campus provides the largest array of specialty. emergency and critical care services in the community. Our new, state-of-the art, 15,102 sq ft. Medical Intensive Care Unit opened in 2016 on the 9th Floor of the main campus. The existing 10,180 sq. ft., on the 3rd floor Surgical ICU will undergo renovations in 2018. Between these two units, Memorial has the largest critical care capacity in southwest Louisiana with a total of 36 beds.

The main hospital located on Oak Park Boulevard consists of 313 acute care beds along with specialty care in Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Pain Medicine, Physical Rehabilitation, Pulmonology, Radiation Oncology, Rheumatology, Trauma Surgery, Urology, Psychiatric, full service laboratory and diagnostic imaging, as well as breast health, cancer center, gastroenterology center, home health, wound care and sleep health specialty services. The modernization and service improvements, in particular in the critical care area, most recently have included:

Since 2006, Memorial has expanded services, physicians, technology and facilities. To date, over $160 million in capital projects have been implemented including expansion and/or modernization of cath lab, surgery, sterile processing, rehabilitation, food services, pediatrics, gastroenterology center, and intensive care unit. In 2018, the largest, most comprehensive emergency room will be completed. The new 40-bed Emergency Department expansion doubles the size of the previous space to just under 26,000 sq ft. and includes specialized treatment areas for critical care, mental health and fast track non-critical care designed to improve the care process and reduce waiting times. In addition, there are 6 trauma bays for the anticipated Trauma Program. Treating an average 63,000 patient in the ER annually, as the largest, full-service health system in Southwest Louisiana with the most specialists, Memorial has 24/7/365 coverage of board certified emergency medicine doctors.

More capital improvement projects are planned as Memorial works to ensure it has the best facilities, doctors and service for the residents of Southwest Louisiana. coming in January 2018, our new, centralized Patient Access Center will be complete. Pre-admission and admission services will be combined into one,convenient access point located in the atrium of the hospital. This latest upgrade will give patients a more efficient admissions process bringing all pre-op and admissions services to one location in the hospital.

Lake Charles Memorial consistently receives The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The Cancer Center is also a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC).

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Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
1701 Oak Park Blvd.
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone 337.494.3000