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Lake Charles Women’s Health Services

Trusted OB/GYNs Serving Southwest Louisiana

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women recently completed an $8.6 million expansion project. As the leader in women’s and childbirth services and the only hospital in Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana with a specific facility dedicated to women’s health needs, Memorial for Women added a new 15,410 sq. ft. wing to meet the rising demand for women’s services in our community and offering unique women's healthcare for every phase of a woman’s life.

Memorial for Women offers modern amenities for mothers-to-be, spacious birthing suites and a calming atmosphere with gardens and waterfalls nestled in a tranquil setting. As a part of Lake Charles Memorial Health System, the largest healthcare provider in Southwest Louisiana, it is supported by a comprehensive scope of acute care services, as well as those dedicated specifically to the health and well-being of women. Add to that the skilled nurses and expert physicians who come from the best medical schools nationwide, and it is no wonder why more expectant moms choose Memorial for Women for their birth experience.

The newly expanded and renovated Memorial for Women, increased from 38 to 52-beds in our Family Birth and Family Surgery Centers. Birthing suites provide patient-focused nursing care and the entire delivery process in one family-centered place with a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for premature babies with critical newborn care needs. Located at the corner of Nelson and Gauthier Roads, the hospital offers prenatal programs, genetics education and testing, 3D mammography, bone density scanner, 128-slice CT scanner and lab services.

The Family Surgery Center has expanded from 4 to 6 operating and procedure rooms providing minimally invasive surgeries such as hysterectomies, gynecology procedures, and general surgery. Memorial for Women is the only women’s hospital in Louisiana to be recognized as a Center of Excellence by the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery.

We offer tours of the hospital on the first Tuesday of every month at 1:30 pm promptly beginning in the front lobby. Tours are also offered after each Prenatal Class.

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