About the Organization
Lake Charles Health System is a not-for-profit, community-based healthcare delivery system that has serving the Southwest Louisiana region since 1952. Located on the I-10 corridor in Lake Charles, Louisiana, we are within a two hour driving distance to Houston and three hours to New Orleans. The health system is licensed for a total of 334 beds at the main campus of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, the Memorial Hospital for Women, and the long term care facility at Memorial Specialty Hospital. We are the largest deliverer of healthcare in the region and the largest non-governmental employer in Calcasieu Parish. In addition to being the only full service hospital in the region, Lake Charles Memorial Health System is also proud to have an affiliation with LSU-HSC for a family practice residency program, consisting of 24 residents. Our medical staff consists of over 300 physicians, including 80 employed physicians in Memorial Medical Group.
About the Community
Southwest Louisiana is currently in the midst of $107 BILLION in capital investment projects that have collectively been driving new business activity and economic growth across the region. As a result, Calcasieu parish is the #1 parish / county in the entire nation in economic growth over the next 5 years. Combining the global connections with a focus on jobs and investment the city seeks to create a globally competitive and internationally connected economic development environment that supports entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes toward investment and job creation. Major industries include Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Agribusiness, Healthcare, Maritime and Sustainable/Traditional Energy.
Our cajun personalties make you feel at home while exploring our golf greens, live music, cajun cuisine and restaurants, casinos, not to mention year around fishing and hunting. Outdoor adventures also include a journey into Louisiana's Outback along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road. Known as the festival capital of Louisiana, boasting over 75 fairs and festivals including Mardi Gras and the Cajun Music & Food Festival. There's a reason why Lake Charles and its surrouding cities have become known as 'the best kept secret in Louisiana.'