State-of-the-art hospitals, clinics and medical professionals at the top of their respective fields abound in Acadiana. For the 2016 Acadiana Profile Top Hospitals feature, we've scoured the region to offer a glimpse at the innovations, specialties and growth of facilities on the forefront of healthcare. Use this easy-to-read guide to determine when and where to get treatment for what ails you or your loved ones. In addition, we've interviewed three Acadiana doctors about their work and their most challenging cases. Finally, this year's installment includes Healthy Outlook, a critical view of diabetes. During the reporting process diabetes was uncovered as the most pressing health issue facing Acadianans today. Gain insight, tips, information and read compelling stories in this year's guide, a resource for health.   


— Melanie Warner Spencer

Acadia Parish

Acadia General

1305 Crowley Rayne Hwy., Crowley • (337) 783 – 3222

Acadiana General Hospital is a nonprofit facility within the Lafayette General Health system. Acadia General Hospital is licensed for 140 beds. The hospital provides a 24-hour Emergency Department, as well as acute medical and surgical care with services in obstetrics, gynecology, oncology, pediatrics, orthopedics, cardiology, nephrology and ophthalmology. Since joining LGH, Acadia General has added a new imaging center, expanded cancer treatment services and brought additional physicians to the Acadia Parish area. Off-site outpatient departments of the hospital include Acadia General Imaging and The Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine. In hopes of serving three times the current capacity, the Lafayette General Foundation is supporting a campaign to construct a new Emergency Department.

Allen Parish

Allen Parish Hospital

108 Sixth Ave., Kinder
(337) 738 – 2527

Serving the tri-parish area of Allen, Beauregard and Jeff Davis parishes, Allen Parish Hospital provides acute and specialty care including outpatient services, general surgery, and diagnostic services. APH offers a wide range of home health care to patients within a 50-mile radius of the hospital. Home services include post-op care, nursing services, physical and speech therapy, diabetic and blood pressure testing and monitoring, wound care, IV therapy, catheter care and more. In addition, APH also provides group and individual therapy and professional counseling in its psychiatric recovery unit for mental illness and addiction. APH works with the National Alliance on Mental Illness to provide the free Family-to-Family Education Program which covers a range of issues, from medication side effects to current research on mental illness causes.


Oakdale Community Hospital

130 Hospital Drive, Oakdale
(318) 335 – 3700

This hospital offers inpatient and outpatient services, including emergency, laboratory, cardiology, imaging, respiratory, nutritional, women’s and physical therapy services. Oakdale Community Hospital also runs two family health clinics, located in Oakdale and Elizabeth, Louisiana. Through the American College of Radiology, the hospital houses a certified mammography unit which uses low-energy X-rays to detect abnormalities. The hospital consistently ranks as a top performer in Louisiana for heart-failure treatment and offers a variety of non-invasive cardiology services.

Ascension Parish

St. Elizabeth Hospital

1125 Louisiana 30 W., Gonzales • (225) 647 – 5000

St. Elizabeth Hospital is a 78-bed acute care facility. The hospital is part of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, an 1,800-bed, five-hospital system serving nearly 60 percent of Louisiana’s population. St. Elizabeth Hospital has been recognized four times as the Hospital of the Year by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation, has twice been named to the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare® by Modern Healthcare Magazine, and has received numerous other awards for quality. The hospital provides hundreds of both inpatient and outpatient services, including medical, surgical and emergency care. St. Elizabeth’s also operates a community clinic in Gonzales. Located within the Ascension Parish Public Health Unit, the clinic provides services to patients ages 10 years or older, who are uninsured or underinsured for access to conventional care.

Assumption Parish

Assumption Community Hospital

135 Hwy. 402, Napoleonville
(985) 369-3600

A branch of the Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Assumption Community Hospital is a critical-access hospital with six beds. Assumption Community Hospital operates as a nonprofit hospital. Outpatient services includes a smoking cessation program and breast cancer screenings and mammograms. As part of their community outreach, they also provide health fairs and health screenings to Assumption Parish residents.

Calcasieu Parish

Christus St. Patrick Hospital

524 Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive
Lake Charles •
(337) 436 – 2511

Named for the patron saint of Ireland upon 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 a range of services, including children’s services, neurology, surgical, women’s services, and everything in between. Also offered are behavioral services, including an inpatient geriatric program and outpatient care for seniors and a pediatric unit. Located within Christus St. Patrick Hospital is the Dubuis Hospital of Lake Charles. The Dubuis Hospital provides care to medically complex patients who require extended acute-care hospitalization, including specialty programs focusing on wound care, rehabilitation, and ventilator dependency.


Lake Charles Memorial Hospital

1701 Oak Park Blvd., Lake Charles • (337) 494 – 3000

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital is the only full-service, community hospital in Lake Charles and provides comprehensive care to all medical needs and stages of life. The largest, community-owned, nonprofit health system in southwest Louisiana has four campuses: Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women, Memorial Specialty Hospital and Moss Memorial Health Clinic. The hospital was awarded the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval in recognition of its dedication to the commission’s high standards. Health care specialties include inpatient and outpatient services as well as a full-service emergency department and urgent care facility. Diagnostics and pathology services are available and range from CT scanning to sleep studies. Specialty services are also provided, including cardiovascular, cancer, ENT, urology, psychiatry, rehabilitation, orthopedics and sports medicine, gynecology and obstetrics, neurology, internal and pain medicine and more.  Home health, wound care and long-term acute care services are also available.


Lake Area Medical Center

4200 Nelson Road, Lake Charles • (337) 474 – 6370

Formerly the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, this 88-bed full-service acute care hospital now offers inpatient, outpatient, medical and surgical care for men, women and children. Lake Area Medical Center’s key services include cardiology, labor and delivery, a level III neonatal ICU, wound care, and a 24-hour emergency department. Surgical services are available and include robotic-assisted surgery. Lake Area Medical Center is an accredited bariatric surgery center and offers three weight loss surgery options. It also serves patients at the Grand Lake Medical Clinic, Urology Center of SWLA and Lake Area Physicians and Surgicare of Lake Charles – an ambulatory outpatient surgery center.


West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital

701 East Cypress St., Sulphur • (337) 527 – 7034

West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital was recognized with the 2016 Women’s Choice Award ® for America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety. The 107-bed West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital provides a wide range of health services including breast health, cancer care, cardiology, emergency medicine, radiology and imaging, pediatrics and much more. Home health care is also provided through WCCH and includes skilled nursing, wound care, physical, occupational and speech therapy, medical supplies and lifeline. The hospital also has a sleep center and provides both cardiac rehabilitation and cardiology services. WCCH services rural health clinics in Hackberry, Vinton and Johnson Bayou. It is the first hospital in Southwest Louisiana to have computer-assisted technology for joint replacement, and is home to one of the largest joint replacement programs in the region. Therapeutic equestrian services are provided 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.

Evangeline Parish

Mercy Regional Medical Center

800 E. Main St., Ville Platte
(337) 363 – 5684

3501 Hwy. 190 E., Eunice
(337) 580 – 7500

The nonprofit Mercy Regional Medical Center formed when Ville Platte Medical Center and Acadian Medical Center merged in 2010 and now serves more than 97,000 patients annually under LifePoint Hospitals. Between the two campuses, in Eunice and Ville Platte, the hospital offers a 24-hour emergency room, a cardiology center, pain management, imaging, dialysis, gastroenterology, gynecology, obstetrics, oncology and more. Both hospitals are fully accredited by the Joint Commission and received Top Honors from LifePoint Hospitals.


Savoy Medical Center

801 Poinciana Ave., Mamou • (337) 468 – 0346

Savoy Medical Center possesses a number of amenities that rival large-city hospitals, including a 24-hour emergency room and critical care unit. It also offers patient diagnostic services 24 hours a day, including mammography and bone-density testing. In addition, Savoy provides services for inpatient and outpatient surgery, mental health for both patients and family members and social services to help with hospitalization, childbirth, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and physical, pedodontic, podiatry, plastic and reconstructive, vascular and urological surgeries.

Iberia Parish

Iberia Medical Center

2315 E. Main St., New Iberia
(377) 364 – 0441

This 99-bed hospital received the Women’s Choice award for Best Patient Experience in 2013 and 2014 and was awarded a 2014 Excellence in Patient Care Award for Doctor Communication by outcomes firm, Studer Group. It is a full-service, acute care hospital, providing medical, surgical, obstetrical, gynecological, pediatric, and emergency services; critical, cardiac and gastroenterological care; as well as outpatient diagnostics. The facility also operates a full service cardiac catheterization lab, an outpatient rehabilitation center and an advanced wound center. The Jeanerette Rural Health Clinic works to provide affordable care to uninsured or underinsured residents of Iberia Parish. In addition to primary care, the Jeanerette Rural Health Clinic is focused on prevention and offers a range of educational and preventative services.

Jefferson Davis Parish

Jennings American Legion Hospital

1634 Elton Road, Jennings • (337) 616 – 7000

Jennings American Legion Hospital is the only American Legion Hospital in the United States fully accredited by the Joint Commission. It houses the only cardiac catheterization lab between Lake Charles and Lafayette, where Jennings American Legion Hospital can offer interventional procedures along with nuclear stress testing and echocardiograms for those who have recently undergone heart procedures. The 24,000-square-foot medical office building and 32,000-square-foot patient tower allow JALH to provide patients with an emergency room, cardiology unit, surgical care, radiology services, and a new obstetrical and gynecological facility that offers services ranging from preventative care and maternity services to postnatal care. Also offered at JALH is a Safe Sitter class, a one-day course designed for babysitters between the ages of 11 – 14 to learn medically accurate skills.

St. James Parish

St. James Parish Hospital

1645 Lutcher Ave., Lutcher • (225) 869 – 5512

SJPH is a Joint Commission accredited 25-bed, critical access hospital serving the river region and beyond. Their motto, “large enough to serve, small enough to care,” accurately describes the hospital. With only 25 beds in their acute care floor, SJPH emphasizes family-life care, while still providing the advanced services of a large hospital. The ER is staffed 24/7 and offers telestroke technology. The cardiopulmonary department is equipped to offer local cardiology and respiratory testing, the radiology department provides MRI, CT Scans, ultrasounds, digital mammography, fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine and bone density testing. The rehab department offers physical, occupational and speech therapy while the surgery department offers a range of procedures including general, orthopedic, endoscopic and ophthalmological surgeries. The hospital also owns several primary care clinics; a urology clinic, a surgery clinic and offers wound care and sleep studies, as well as an Urgent Care clinic. In addition, several independent specialists see patients in the hospital’s medical plaza.

St. John the Baptist Parish

Ochsner Health Center – River Parishes

500 Rue de Sante, LaPlace • (985) 652 7000

Ochsner Health System bought River Parishes Hospital in 2014. The health center currently only offers outpatient services, including gastroenterology, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, cardiology, neurology, urology and internal medicine. Ochsner also provides outpatient radiology and diagnostic services for the river parishes.

Lafayette Parish

Heart Hospital of Lafayette

1105 Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette
(337) 470 – 1000

The Heart Hospital of Lafayette was named one of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the country by Thomson Reuters. This cardiovascular hospital stands among others with a complete focus on patient care. Patients are assigned a personal care team of six to eight clinicians that works with them throughout the duration of their treatment. Their care plan includes a universal bed model, meaning a private room for the patient’s entire stay, equipped to meet individual needs. Heart Hospital of Lafayette also has a 24/7 heart emergency center, boasting a 64-slice Aquilion CT scanner in the Chest Pain Center, where patients are taught to recognize and react to the early symptoms of heart attacks. The Heartsaver CT scans the heart while beating to uncover heart disease at its earliest stages. The HEARTVantage free wellness program is the only free, nationally accredited, specialized care facility that focuses on heart health for patients.


Lafayette General Medical Center

1214 Coolidge St., Lafayette
(337) 289 – 8088

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC), the flagship hospital of the Lafayette General Health system, is the largest full-service, acute-care medical center in Acadiana. The hospital runs the busiest emergency department in Acadiana and houses an intensive care unit staffed 24/7 by physicians specializing in critical care. The women’s and children’s services department boasts labor and delivery and mother/baby units, as well as a level III neonatal intensive care unit. Partnered with Cardiovascular Institute of the South, LGMC has introduced many new cardiac procedures to Lafayette. Additionally, LGMC holds advanced certifications or accreditations in gynecology, cancer, stroke, orthopedics and bariatric surgery.


Lafayette General Surgical Hospital

1000 W. Pinhook Road, Suite 100 Lafayette • (337) 289 – 8095

Lafayette General Surgical Hospital (LGSH) is a short-stay hospital and is jointly owned by local doctors and Lafayette General Hospital. It houses four operating rooms, 10 beds, radiology, EKG and lab services. A variety of services are provided, including ENT, facial plastic surgery, general surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pain management and gynecology services. The hospital ranks in the 99th percentile in both employee and patient satisfaction surveys nationally.


Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital

1101 Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette
(337) 769-4100

Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital (LSSH) is a physician owned and patient focused hospital specializing in a wide range of surgical and pain management procedures. Services include imaging, MRI, acid reflux treatment, BAHA hearing implants, balloon sinuplasty, as well as general surgery and pain management. Since its opening in 2004, the hospital has established a strong reputation and presence in the Acadiana community and received full Joint Commission accreditation and won multiple awards.


Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center

4801 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Lafayette •
(337) 470 – 2000

Founded by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady in 1949, Our Lady of Lourdes provides a wide-ranging network of facilities and services, including Centers of Excellence in the areas of orthopedics, stroke and bariatric surgery. The hospital is home to the only burn unit in southwest Louisiana. Lourdes also provides additional services in multiple clinics, four imaging locations and a primary care physician network. Their community outreach health programs like Northside Health Center located at Northside High School and St. Bernadette medical clinic provide care for the underinsured and those in need of affordable care.


Park Place Surgical Hospital

4811 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Lafayette •
(337) 237-8119

Park Place Surgical Hospital is a physician-owned joint venture with Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, and the official surgical provider for Ragin’ Cajun Athletics. Park Place recently received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award ® for one of America’s Best 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience. The hospital specializes in cost effective, non-invasive health care, including ccolorectal otolaryngological, general, obstetric and gynecological, plastic, vascular and orthopedic surgeries, along with occupational and physical therapies.


Lafayette General Southwest

2810 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Lafayette •
(337) 981 – 2949

Formerly the Regional Medical Center of Acadiana, Lafayette General Southwest is a nonprofit hospital run by the Lafayette General Medical Center since November 2015. It is a full-service, acute care facility, including emergency room services.


University Hospital

2390 W. Congress St., Lafayette
(337) 261 – 6000

University Hospital & Clinics (UHC) is a full-service, acute care hospital and Acadiana’s primary graduate medical education center. The hospital provides charity care to those who meet financial eligibility requirements to receive treatment at low or no cost. The hospital has been managed by the Lafayette General Health system since 2013. UHC offers a free screening program to women through a grant funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as free breast screening mammograms for eligible patients. In addition to the full service hospital, University Hospital offers a variety of specialized clinics. A referral from an emergency or primary care physician is required to access most of the hospital’s clinics and/or patients must meet certain criteria to be accepted.


Women’s & Children’s Hospital

4600 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Lafayette •
(337) 521 – 9100

Starting as a modest birthing center 30 years ago, Women’s & Children’s Hospital has grown to be a leading hospital for providing the specialized care needed for women and children. The hospital is on the campus of the Regional Medical Center of Acadiana. It is the only Acadiana hospital with a level III regional neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit, a dedicated unit providing intensive care for high-risk pregnancies, a pediatric-focused emergency department and a growing list of pediatric specialists. The hospital’s Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre is home to the area’s first breast-dedicated MRI and offers award-winning breast and bone health services, including 3D mammography.

Lafourche Parish

Lady of the Sea General Hospital

200 W. 134th Place, Cut Off • (985) 632 – 6401

Lady of the Sea General Hospital caters to patients in South Lafourche through the main campus and medical clinics in Larose, Golden Meadow and Cut Off. Through a partnership with the Cardiovascular Institute of the South, Lady of the Sea provides cardiology and cardiopulmonary services to the area. Other services include diabetes support, home health, an intensive care unit, a renal dialysis center, wound care and an after hours clinic for minor illnesses, injuries and infections.


Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital

4608 Hwy. 1, Raceland
(985) 537-6841

Ochsner St. Anne provides a wide-range of primary and specialized medical services to the residents of Lafourche Parish and surrounding communities. St. Anne is part of the Ochsner Health System, which has been recognized by US News and World Report in cardiology and heart surgery and seven other specialties. Services include a 24-hour, full-service emergency department, stroke care, intensive care unit, and multiple surgical specialties including general surgery, orthopedics, pain management, urology, and otolarynology. Maternity and postnatal care are offered, as are behavioral health services. Clinics are located in Raceland, Lockport and Cut Off.


Thibodaux Regional Medical Center

602 N. Acadia Road, Thibodaux • • (985) 447 5500

Thibodaux Regional Medical Center is a nationally recognized healthcare leader and has received the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience award seven years in a row. Its comprehensive Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and is the only cancer program in Louisiana to receive the College’s Outstanding Achievement Award three times. Thibodaux Regional has begun construction on their new state-of-the-art wellness center. It is designed to improve the health and wellness of the region through prevention and education, rehabilitation, sports and wellness. Additionally, the center will offer various centers of excellence, ranging from an imaging center to an aquatic center, which will feature water therapy.

St. Charles Parish

St. Charles Parish Hospital

1057 Paul Maillard Road, Luling • (985) 785 – 6242

Managed by Ochsner Health System, St. Charles Parish Hospital is a fully accredited acute care facility. Located just outside of New Orleans, they provide a wide range of services, including adult behavioral health, case management, catheterization lab, cardiology, dialysis, nutritional, surgical and respiratory services, imaging and emergency services. St. Charles Parish Hospital also operates the Eastbank Medical Office, located at 105 Plantation Road in Destrehan which provide specialty care for allergies, asthma,  otolarynology, internal medicine and orthopedics.

St. Landry Parish

Opelousas General Health System

539 E. Prudhomme Lane, Opelousas
(539) 948 – 3011

Opelousas General Health System is a full-service, smoke-free medical center with three campuses offering an extensive list of services that includes both inpatient and outpatient services. OGHS provides comprehensive care throughout St. Landry Parish. Services including wound treatment, social services, intensive care pediatrics, psychiatric services, senior care, emergency services, and more. Opelousas General offers surgical services using da Vinci® surgical system, which allows for minimally-invasive procedures. Among da Vinci procedures available are hysterectomies and prostatectomies. Opelousas General also houses the only baby-friendly designated birth facility in Acadiana. There are only two other facilities in Louisiana and 235 in the country, which meet the optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies required to be recognized as baby-friendly.

St. Martin Parish

St. Martin Hospital

210 Champagne Blvd., Breaux Bridge
(337) 332 – 2178

St. Martin Hospital is run by Lafayette General Health and is a nonprofit critical-access hospital, offering inpatient acute care, a rehabilitation unit and 24 hour emergency care. Their inpatient, outpatient and emergency care department are ranked in the top one percent nationally. SMH houses the only emergency room in all of St. Martin Parish.

St. Mary Parish

Franklin Foundation Hospital

1097 Northwest Blvd., Franklin
(337) 828 – 0760

Franklin Foundation Hospital offers full services to western St. Mary Parish, including multiple clinics to provide specialized care. As a 22-bed critical-access hospital, Franklin Foundation became the first in the area to offer the LightSpeed 16 CT system. Among other services, FFH offers maternity services,  a newborn nursery, an online medical dictionary, a drug encyclopedia and a physician directory accessible through the website. Clinics include women’s health, medical specialties and a family care center in Baldwin. FFH is committed to providing a healthier environment for patients and staff, and has gone tobacco-free.


Teche Regional Medical Center

1125 Marguerite St., Morgan City • (985) 384 – 2200

This 165-bed, full-service hospital serves eastern St. Mary’s Parish and is fully accredited by the Joint Commission. Offering a wide variety of medical care, the medical staff at Teche Regional is made up of pediatricians, family practitioners, radiologists, pathologists, psychiatrists, general and vascular surgeons, obstetricians/gynecologists, cardiologists and more. It offers a state-of-the-art heart catheterization lab that uses minimally invasive procedures, seven birthing suites and digital mammograms, along with inpatient rehabilitation, bone densitometry, an intensive care unit, a behavioral health unit and a cardiopulmonary department. Teche Regional has been tobacco-free since 2013 and was named top hospital rated by patients in 2015.

Terrebonne Parish

Physicians Medical Center

218 Corporate Drive, Houma
(985) 853 – 1390

Physicians Medical Center was opened in 1997 by a group of leading community physicians and was the state’s first ambulatory surgery center. Since then, the hospital has expanded into a 30-bed, multi specialty, acute care hospital that is rated a five-star hospital by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The hospital has six operating suites, one endoscopy suite, one cysto suite, one Litho suite and several procedure rooms. It also has a full-service breast care center and imaging department. PMC offers many specialty services, including acupuncture, neurology, pain management and bariatric (weight loss).


Terrebonne General Medical Center

8166 Main St., Houma • (985) 873 – 4141

Terrebonne General Medical Center is an award-winning and internationally recognized healthcare organization and the largest community hospital in the tri-parish area. It is one of the few hospitals in Louisiana that is designated as a Baby Friendly USA™ hospital, which recognizes exceptional maternity care. Terrebonne General has also been recognized for their outpatient services, surgery center, emergency care services and the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. The medical center is a nonprofit acute care facility and offers a comprehensive range of services, including the Accredited Chest Pain Center, which has also been recognized by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. TGMC is also home to the Healthy Lifestyles Center, a facility that promotes health and wellness through education, prevention and promotion of healthy living. Services at the center include weight management, workout classes and training, community sports, nutrition services and other health and wellness offerings.

Vermilion Parish

Abbeville General Hospital

118 N. Hospital Drive, Abbeville • (337) 893 – 5466

For the past 50 years, Abbeville General has provided community-based care for Vermilion Parish and is fully accredited by the Joint Commission. The hospital provides a complete list of medical services, including surgical and emergency services and a wide range of specialized care. Abbeville General now offers an off-site imaging center, accredited by the American College of Radiology in MRI, as well as ultrasound procedures, lab services and EKGs. Additionally, Abbeville offers rural healthcare clinics to serve the community’s healthcare needs. Clinics include the Abbeville General Clinic, Women’s Health of Vermilion, Pediatric Clinic, Erath/Delcambre Community Clinic and Maurice Community Care Clinic. Each one offers a wide range of services, including reproductive health care, screening services, and Coumadin Management.


Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital

1310 W 7th St., Kaplan
(337) 643-8300

What originally started as a nonprofit, general acute care facility has grown into a full-service, award-winning hospital. As a part of the Lafayette General Health Center, Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital houses 35 beds and provides multiple services including pediatrics, general surgery, lab services, digital radiology, CT scanning, digital mammography, endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures, inpatient psychiatric services and extended stay. AKMH has been named among the top 20 critical access hospitals in the country by iVantage Health Analytics and was named in the top 20 for “Best Practice in Financial Stability by the National Rural Health Association



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