Lake Charles Memorial Hospital opened in 1952 as a 100-bed facility and has grown to become the quality healthcare leader in southwest Louisiana. Today, our health system includes 301 licensed beds on our main Oak Park campus, 38 beds at our Women’s campus, 29 beds at our long-term care facility, Memorial Specialty Hospital, and outpatient clinics serving uninsured and under insured at the Moss Memorial Health Clinic.

Behind our success is a dedicated team of nearly 2,800 employees, over 90 affiliate specialists that are a part of the Memorial Medical Group and our 300 staff physicians representing more than 60 specialties and subspecialties, as well as the largest critical care and emergency department in southwest Louisiana.

Memorial is also the area’s only teaching facility for physicians through the Memorial/LSUHSC Family Medicine Residency Program, and as a clinical training site for nursing, medical technology and radiologic technology students through various universities, including McNeese State University.

Memorial is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization that certifies more than 15,000 healthcare organizations. Joint Commission accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality reflecting a commitment to meeting certain performance standards.