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Long-term Acute Care

Does the patient have multiple system failures?

Is the patient dependent on a ventilator with potential for weaning?

Is the patient in need of intensive wound care?

Is the patient too medically unstable for transfer to a lower level of care?

Is the patient's rehabilitation compromised by acute medical issues?

Is the patient in the intensive care unit?

Long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) have a niche role in the health care system providing coordinated medical care to critically ill patients with complex conditions over an extended period of time. Memorial Specialty Hospital is a specialty hospital focused on long term acute care for patients. Patients may be referred  via:
  • Acute Care Hospital
  • Wound Care Center
  • Physician's Office
  • Home Health
  • Nursing Home
  • Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Case Manager
  • Social Worker


Extended hospitalization may be necessary for patients experiencing complications from:

  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Infectious Disease/Sepsis
  • Wound Complications
  • Pulmonary/Vent Weaning
  • Pneumonia
  • Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Strokes
  • Closed Head Injuries
  • Renal Failure
  • Orthopedic Complications

Memorial Specialty Hospital
2837 Ernest Street, Building B
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone 337.480.8990
Fax 337.439.1133

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Lake Charles Memorial Health System
1701 Oak Park Boulevard
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 494-3000
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