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Taking the Pulse: A Guide to Acadiana Hospitals
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.
Mercy Regional Medical Center
3501 Highway 190 E., Eunice;
800 E. Main St., Ville Platte
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, the hospital offers a 24-hour emergency room, a cardiology center, pain management, imaging, dialysis, gastroenterology, gynecology, obstetrics, oncology and more.
Savoy Medical Center
801 Poinciana Ave., Mamou
Located just outside the heart of Mamou, Savoy Medical Center boasts a number of amenities that rival large-city hospitals, including a 24-hour emergency room and critical care unit, but also offers patient diagnostic services available 24 hours a day, including mammography and bone-density testing. It also offers 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.
600 N. Lewis St., New Iberia
This 103-bed full-service facility is an affiliate of The Regional Health System of Acadiana. The New Iberia facility’s services include cardiovascular, general surgery, orthopedics, emergency care, obstetrics and gynecology surgery and rehabilitations.
Iberia Medical Center
2315 E. Main St., New Iberia
This 101-bed hospital focuses largely on children’s services through the KidMed program and children’s center, aided by a Pediatric Group of Acadiana collaboration that started in April, and an entire women’s health department works to provide breast health, gynecological, maternity and nursery services. The hospital also operates out of a Jeanerette Rural Health Clinic, and is partnered with Acadiana Diagnostic Imaging, Iberia Extended Care Hospital and the New Iberia Surgery Center.
Jefferson Davis Parish
Jennings American Legion Hospital
1634 Elton Road, Jennings
This hospital recently renovated a 5,000-square-foot area to house 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, maternity ward and radiology services.
St. James Parish
St. James Parish Hospital
1645 Lutcher Ave., Lutcher
This nonprofit hospital opened its doors in 1955 and has grown to a 20-bed acute care facility that boasts it is “large enough to serve, small enough to care.” The cariopulmonary department serves every age group, and the radiology department provides ultrasounds, digital mammography, fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine and bone density testing. The sleep center focuses mostly on sleep apnea, and they provide general, orthopedic, endoscopic and ophthalmological surgeries, along with wound care for ulcers, infections and skin grafts.
St. John the Baptist Parish
River Parishes Hospital
500 Rue de Sante, LaPlace
River Parishes Hospital offers a full-range of services for surgeries and treatments. The cardiac center boasts a comprehensive program, including echocardiography, an exercise testing vascular laboratory and nuclear studies. The gastroenterology department treats gastroenterological organs and also treats liver diseases, including Hepatitis B and C. It also has an occupational medical center in LaPlace to treat work injuries and illnesses. Surgical specialties include procedures for the head, neck, neurology, gynecology and breast cancer.
Heart Hospital of Lafayette
1105 Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette
The Heart Hospital of Lafayette is entirely focused on and designed for the cardiovascular health of its patients and was named one of the top 100 cardiovascular hospitals in the country by Thomson Reuters. Along with a 24/7 heart emergency center, it boasts an emergency referral and transport program to provide care to outlying communities, as well as 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, and 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
Lafayette General is the largest full-service hospital in Acadiana with 353 beds and a team of 27 physicians. This year alone it received the HealthGrades’ General Surgery Excellence Award and Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award and started its emergency department renovation this summer. It has also received accolades for neurosurgery, vascular surgery, carotid surgery, prostatectomy, orthopedic services and surgeries, and was the first hospital in Acadiana to perform an open-heart surgery and a craniotomy. The Pavilion center for women and children boasts a Level III NICU, and the hospital also houses centers for cancer, bariatric surgery, chronic care, neurology, strokes and orthopedics.
Lafayette General Surgical Hospital
1000 W. Pinhook Road, Suite 100, Lafayette
This 60,000-square-foot short-stay hospital is a joint venture with Lafayette General Medical Center and holds four operating rooms along with radiology, EKG and lab services. Their specialties include urology, orthopedics, ENT, ophthalmology, cosmetic surgery, gynecology and pain management.
Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital
1101 Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette
Built in 2004, Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital is a physician-owned and cares for 8,000 cases annually and is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospital Organizations, was named Hospital of the Year by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation for four consecutive years and named by WomenCertified.com as one of the top 100 hospitals for patient experience. Specialties include neurosurgery, as well as orthopedic, ENT, general, urological, gynocological and plastic and reconstructive surgeries, along with pain management, and radiological and magnetic resonance imaging.
Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center
4801 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Lafayette
Our Lady of Lourdes employs more than 400 physicians and recently moved to its new main campus on Ambassador Caffery Parkway but still maintains the Heart Hospital of Lafayette on Kaliste Saloom Road. Lourdes houses the region’s only burn center for comprehensive burn care from chemical and electrical burns to less serious injuries. Other services include a cancer center, one of five stroke centers of excellence in the state, a chronic kidney disease clinic, wound care center, and clinics in Scott and St. Bernadette.
Park Place Surgical Hospital
901 Wilson St., Lafayette
What started as the Ambulatory Surgery Center in 1999 has grown to Park Place Surgical Hospital, after joining with Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, which became the first physician-owned hospital in Lafayette in 2003. Park Place boasts 36 doctors to perform colon, rectal, ENT/otolaryngology, general, OB/GYN, orthopedic,
occupational and speech therapies.
Regional Medical Center of Acadiana
2810 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Lafayette
Regional Medical Center of Acadiana is the first in Acadiana to be accredited a Cycle III Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, and was a 2012 top-100 hospital for coronary bypass surgery and major cardiac surgery, and treats patients for a variety of heart conditions. The hospital also specializes in geriatric services with a range of services specially designed for the aging through inpatient, rehabilitation and nursing home programs. Other services include emergency services, hemodialysis, laser surgery, neurology, orthopedics, radiology and medical and surgical intensive care units.
University Medical Center
2390 West Congress, Lafayette
This 117-bed acute care hospital in Lafayette is one of the seven LSU hospitals and aids in serving patients who may struggle to pay for health care. Though it closed several departments this past year, it gained a transplant surgeon after various hospitals closed in New Orleans last year, allowing them to perform both renal and pancreas transplants in house, as well as absorbing an interventional cardiology department. Other services include interventional radiology, orthopedics, ENT, physical therapy, general surgery, infectious disease and OB/GYN.
Women’s & Children’s Hospital
4600 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Lafayette
Women’s and Children’s is a campus of the Regional Medical Center of Acadiana that specializes in women’s and children’s health care. It began as strictly a birthing hospital, and has expanded to become the second largest birthing hospital in the state. Among its children’s services are the only kids-only 24-hour emergency department in Acadiana, Shots for Tots, and a specialty centers for asthma, cancer, diabetes, flu and nutrition. The women’s center includes a American College of Radiology-designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the first and only in Acadiana, and physical therapy.
Lady of the Sea General Hospital
200 West 134th Place, Cut Off
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 ICU, a renal dialysis center and wound care.
Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital
4608 Hwy. 1, Raceland
One of the Oschner hospitals scattered across Southeast Louisiana, St. Anne General Hospital recently renovated its maternity suites for state-of-the-art monitoring and boasts many women’s services, including digital mammography, four-dimensional ultrasounds and OB/GYN. The specialty clinic offers cardiology, neurology, urology general surgery and pediatric services.
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
602 N. Acadia Road, Thibodaux
In 2011, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center was awarded the HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence award and was the only hospital in the state to earn the the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital Award for outstanding inpatient and outpatient experiences. It’s also the only full-service hospital to receive the Press Ganey Summit Award (seven times) for patient satisfaction. In 2009, TRMC expanded its cancer center and doubled the size of its medical oncology suite and chemotherapy infusion area. TRMC also performs the most heart and vascular surgeries in the region.
St. Charles Parish
St. Charles Parish Hospital
1057 Paul Maillard Road, Luling
Just a 20-minute drive from New Orleans, St. Charles Parish Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and also operates the Eastbank Medical Office in Destrehan to provide specialties for allergies, asthma, ENT, internal medicine and orthopaedics. Other services include an ICU, angiography and vascular procedures, adult behavioral health unit, dialysis and physical, occupational and speech rehabilitation.
St. Landry Parish
Opelousas General Health System
539 E. Prudhomme St., Opelousas
This 245-bed, three-campus hospital serves patients in St. Landry Parish and has a complete cancer center to administer radiation and chemotherapy, and recently introduced the da Vinci Surgical System to perform minimally invasive surgery, resulting in less pain, blood loss, scarring and recovery time. The Dr. Gerald E. Posner Center for Women’s Health provides specializes in breast health, the cardiopulmonary diagnostic lab utilizes the world’s first full-volume imaging system for cardiology and the hospital has partnered with area employers to control health care costs through their Wellness Works program.
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Franklin Foundation Hospital
1097 Northwest Blvd., Franklin
Franklin Foundation Hospital serves western St. Mary Parish and offers multiple clinics including Women’s Health, Medical Specialties and a Family Care Center in Baldwin. In 2005, the hospital expanded to include a 22-bed critical access hospital and became the first in the area to offer the LightSpeed 16 CT system. Among its other services, FFH offers maternity services and a newborn nursery and an online medical dictionary, a drug encyclopedia and a physician directory accessible through the website.
Teche Regional Medical Center
1125 Marguerite St., Morgan City
This hospital on the east side of Acadiana serves St. Mary Parish with 157 beds and a 24-hour emergency department. It boasts a state-of-the-art heart catheterization lab that uses minimally invasive procedures, seven birthing suites and digital mammograms, along with inpatient rehabilitation, an ICU, a behavioral health unit and a cardiopulmonary department.
Physicians Medical Center
218 Corporate Drive, Houma
More than 100 physicians work out of Physicians Medical Center, where surgery is their specialty, performing more than 5,000 procedures a year. PMC is the only hospital in Terrebonne Parish to offer weight loss surgery, performing lap band, gastric bypass and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgeries. PMC is also home to a gastrointestinal laboratory focused on diagnosing colon cancer.
Terrebonne General Medical Center
8166 Main St., Houma
Services: Terrebonne General Medical Center opened in 1954 and has since grown to house 321 beds and employ 150 physicians. It boasts a women’s center with a breast center, as well as the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. It is home to one of the state’s few accredited stroke programs and was recently reissued its accreditation from the Joint Commission and the Neonatal ICU was recently granted Level II status by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.
118 N. Hospital Drive, Abbeville
Abbeville General Hospital opened in 1966 and has 60 beds, an ICU, interventional pain therapy for pain in the lower back and extremities, a labor and delivery unit, and surgical services. AG also has a cancer center through a partnership with Lafayette General, as well as an off-site imaging center accredited by the American College of Radiology and a rural health clinic in Erath. The emergency room is currently undergoing a renovation to better serve patients.