Taking the Pulse: A Guide to Acadiana Hospitals
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American Legion Hospital
1305 Crowley Rayne Hwy., Crowley
This hospital hosts 178 beds, 38 of which are in the psychiatric unit, and it has multiple specialties along with a family practice, including emergency medicine, oncology, orthopedics, podiatry, pain management, physical medication and rehabilitation, radiology, vein therapy, wound care, hyperbaric medicine and the da Vinci surgical system.
Allen Parish Hospital
108 Sixth Ave., Kinder
Allen Parish Hospital serves a 50-mile radius in Allen, Beauregard and Jeff Davis parishes. Along with rural health clinics in Kinder and Oberlin, APH offers home health post-op care for orthopedic, cardiac and general surgeries and homebound individuals. The hospital offers group and individual therapy and professional counseling in its psychiatric recovery unit for mental illness and addiction. The hospital also offers a specialty medical clinic for cardiology, podiatry, oncology and surgery.
Oakdale Community Hospital
130 Hospital Drive, Oakdale
This 60-bed hospital houses a Siemens Somatom Sensation scanner that creates 3-D images to reduce radiation exposure and examination time for MRIs, and the American College of Radiology-certified mammography unit uses low-energy X-rays to detect abnormalities. The hospital was also recently ranked in the top 10 percent in Louisiana for heart-failure treatment and offers a variety of non-invasive heart services. It provides specialties including noninvasive cardiology. It was also recently ranked first in the state for pulmonary care, as well as in the top 10 percent in the state for pneumonia care, and the hospital’s women’s services are growing and currently specialize in mammography, bone-density testing, ultrasounds and gynecologic surgery.
St. Elizabeth Hospital
1125 West Hwy. 30, Gonzales
St. Elizabeth Hospital is one of four hospitals in the Franciscan missionaries of Our Lady Health System, and its overall patient satisfaction ranks higher than 90 percent of all hospitals evaluated by Press Ganey. It has partnered with the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center for radiation oncology, and has accredited cardiopulmonary services including respiratory therapy, cardiac testing, MRI center, and a telemetry unit where patients have their hearts monitored for 24 hours a day. They also offer three types of surgeries through their bariatric and weight loss program, including gastric bypass, vertical sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable band.
Assumption Community Hospital
135 Hwy. 402, Napoleonville
Assumption Community Hospital is a critical access hospital in Napoleonville with 15 beds. Assumption Community Hospital operates as a nonprofit hospital. Outpatient services included a stop-smoking program and breast cancer screenings and mammograms. As part of their community outreach, they also provide health fairs and health screenings to Assumption Parish.
Christus St. Patrick Hospital
524 Dr. Michael DeBakey St., Lake Charles
Named after the patron saint of Ireland after the insistence of Dr. John Greene Martin, Christus St. Patrick Hospital was dedicated on St. Patrick’s Day in 1908 and joined the Christus Health system in 1999 along with the Sisters of Charity Health and the Incarnate Word health care systems. The hospital offers behavior health services with an inpatient geriatric program and outpatient care for seniors and a pediatric unit, as well as a diabetes management center, long-term acute care in the Dubuis Hospital within Christus St. Patrick Hospital, a rehabilitation center and a free smoking cessation program through its website. The hospital has also partnered with Southwest Louisiana Imaging to provide MRI and CT services.
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Regional Medical Center
1000 Walters St., Lake Charles
Moss Regional is another hospital part of the LSU Health Care chain of charity hospitals, and it offers specialty services including diabetes education and renal education, wound care, a critical care unit and ambulatory surgery unit where future nurses and doctors train. The LSU charity hospital system provides care for the uninsured, decreasing uncompensated care for other hospitals in the area.
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
1701 Oak Park Blvd., Lake Charles
Health care services offered at Lake Charles Memorial Health System include inpatient and outpatient services, as well as a full-service trauma and emergency department. A full range of diagnostics and pathology services available include CT scanning, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, MRI, endoscopic, cardiovascular and cancer diagnostics. From pediatric to geriatric care, Memorial is a full-service health care delivery system. Specialty services included cardiovascular, cancer, family medicine, ENT, urology, surgery, psychiatry, rehabilitation, pulmonology, orthopedics and sports medicine, gynecology and obstetrics, neurosurgery, internal medicine and pediatrics.
West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital
701 East Cypress St., Sulphur
The 109-bed West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital, governed by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, provides services for western Calcasieu and northern Cameron parishes. It boasts a sleep center and both cardiac rehabilitation and cardiology services, along with servicing rural health clinics in Hackberry, Vinton and Johnson Bayou. It is the first hospital in Southwest Louisiana to have computer-assisting technology for joint replacement and is home to one of the largest joint replacement programs in the region. It also provides therapeutic equestrian services through the Genesis Therapeutic Riding Center for patients with developmental disabilities or brain injuries. WCCH also participates in Shots for Tots to provide cheap or free immunization for children.