Residents of Southwest Louisiana enjoy convenient access to a variety of healthcare facilities. With options ranging from general medical centers to highly specialized hospitals, health care in the Lake Charles area has been recognized for excellence in comprehensive care. Patients have ready access to a broad range of medical services, treatments and procedures, including cancer care, cardiology, neurosurgery, physical therapy and pediatrics.
As the region’s largest medical complex, Lake Charles Memorial Health System offers a wide range of services through its primary campus and its specialty centers, including a women’s hospital, long-term acute care center and urgent care clinic – totaling 780 beds. In addition, the system also manages an around-the-clock clinic.
The various hospitals in Southwest Louisiana have received numerous awards and special designations over the years, recognizing the quality of patient care and medical services provided by the region’s many healthcare professionals. West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital received a grade-A safety score in 2013 from The Leapfrog Group, an organization devoted to promoting safety and quality standards in the healthcare industry. Even more recently, CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital was named a Consumer’s Choice Hospital in 2014 by the National Research Corporation, an organization that works to improve the quality of patient care in medical facilities throughout the country.
Area hospitals also provide community-wide education, such as classes for people hoping to learn more about available medical treatments and preventative measures to promote long-term health.