Beauregard Health System and Lake Charles Memorial Health System are pleased
to announce the parties have entered into a clinical affiliation agreement.
This agreement will create a partnership that focuses on producing high
quality, coordinated care to the residents of Southwest Louisiana that
will offer patients more comprehensive care. As health care dynamics continue
to change in the industry, this affiliation will strategically position
both health systems for continued success. Integrated health systems that
can deliver quality care more efficiently and cost-effectively, leading
to better patient outcomes, will see increased stability and improved
services for patients.
“As health reform evolves, health systems and providers are developing
more regional strategies and this affiliation between Beauregard Health
System and Lake Charles Memorial Health System is a step in the right
direction,” says William F. “Bud” Barrow, II, Chief
Executive Officer of Beauregard Health System. “Our vision is to
be the premier provider of health and wellness services in our community
and to be the primary connector or ‘gateway’ to health care
solutions wherever individuals and families are best served. This affiliation
represents the results of a careful and deliberate process to ensure the
best strategic direction forward.”
The success of Beauregard Health System and Lake Charles Memorial Health
System lies in the shared mindset that health care is best delivered on
a local level. The systems have complimentary missions, visions and values
and share a passion to improve the health of the people and communities
they have been called to serve. While both have clear strengths in their
markets, the affiliation is a good fit and will enhance services, programs
and access to care.
"This affiliation makes sense on so many levels. Lake Charles Memorial
and Beauregard Health System are both not-for-profit, community-owned
health systems. Every dollar made is reinvested back into our hospitals
to bring the best technology, physicians, and facilities to the respective
communities we serve,” says Larry Graham, President and Chief Executive
Officer of Lake Charles Memorial. "It makes good business and patient
care sense for us to coordinate and share resources, saving money and
streamlining some services and operations."
This clinical affiliation is not a purchase or an acquisition. Each organization’s
ownership and governance structure will remain as separate local boards
of trustees. The affiliation will enhance the economies of scale for both
organizations to allow for sharing of best practices and cost savings.
About Beauregard Health System
Built upon a 68 year old legacy of service to the people of Beauregard,
Vernon and surrounding parishes, Beauregard Memorial Hospital recently
announced the organization’s new name: Beauregard Health System.
Beauregard Memorial Hospital becoming Beauregard Health System is reflective
of both a 68 year tradition of being a faith-based, community hospital,
and its emergence as a progressive network of inpatient beds, ambulatory
and diagnostic services, an outpatient surgery center, physician offices,
and health care joint ventures. Beauregard Health System currently has
a medical staff of over 170 physicians, including the active medical staff,
hospitalists, emergency department physicians, radiologists, pathologists
and other specialty consultants. Additionally, the Health System’s
affiliation with Doctors Hospital of Deer Creek and now Lake Charles Memorial
Health System, and with national organizations such as Vizient allow it
to be a gateway to creating a more connected and healthy community.
About Lake Charles Memorial Health System
Lake Charles Memorial Health System has grown to be the largest, community-owned
full-service healthcare system, run by a board of local volunteers. The
System is an elite group of health facilities that belongs to the people
of Southwest Louisiana and serves everyone regardless of age, race, gender
or financial status. Lake Charles Memorial Health System consists of Lake
Charles Memorial Hospital, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women, Moss
Memorial Health Clinic, Memorial Specialty Hospital, Archer Institute
and the Memorial Medical Group.
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