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Lake Charles Women’s Health Services

Trusted OB/GYN Physicians Serving Southwest Louisiana

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women recently expanded from 38 to 52 beds completing an $8.6 million, 15,410 sq. ft. wing to meet the growing demand for women’s services in our community.

Labor & Delivery

Our Family Birth Center’s spacious birthing suites, nestled in a tranquil setting of gardens and waterfalls, have delivered 30,000 babies since 2003 in a family-centered, childbirth experience.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Our Family Surgery Center has expanded from 4 to 6 operating room suites providing minimally invasive gynecological and general surgery.

Newborn Critical Care

Our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, to care for the needs of ill and critically ill newborns, is specially equipped and staffed by a team of dedicated registered nurses and neonatal nurses under the medical supervision of board-certified neonatologists. The NICU utilizes advanced transport incubators that provide a portable heated environment, state-of-the-art ventilation, and cardiac monitoring during transport of the most fragile infants.

Testing & Diagnostics

Our women’s support services offer prenatal programs, genetics testing, 3D mammography, bone density scanner, 128-slice CT scanner and lab services.

Official Center of Excellence Designation from AIMIS

Designated as a Center of Excellence by the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (AIMIS), Memorial for Women's Minimally Invasive Women's Surgery Center is the only hospital in Louisiana to attain this designation. A hospital or surgical center can be recognized as a Center of Excellence once it has combined efforts with an accredited AIMIS surgeon and meets AIMIS standards. Memorial for Women exceeds the national average for open versus minimally invasive hysterectomies. More than 80 percent of hysterectomies performed at the hospital in the past two years were minimally invasive. The national average is around 20 percent.

AIMIS is the nation's pre-eminent educator of minimally invasive surgical techniques. The organization teaches minimally invasive methods and also supports graduates and members with opportunities to find marketing support, consulting services, and strategies to help them grow and strengthen their practices.

National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women has been designated a Gold Safe Sleep Champion by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program. It is the highest designation offered by the program. Memorial for Women is the first infant safe sleep certified hospital in Louisiana, and includes amazing community cooperation with the Calcasieu Parish Coroner’s Office.

Memorial for Women has demonstrated a commitment to community leadership for best practices and education on infant safe sleep through the development of a hospital policy, staff training, parent education, implementing a wearable blanket program, providing a safe sleep space to at risk families and a pledge to participate in ongoing audits and community outreach programs.

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Memorial for Women
1900 W. Gauthier Road
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 480-7000