Lake Charles Memorial Hospital

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, the main campus of the Memorial Health System, is the region’s largest family-centered medical complex, serving the healthcare needs of Southwest Louisiana. The main campus consists of 313 licensed acute care beds on Oak Park Boulevard. Memorial is constantly striving to improve the patient experience by offering the best quality of care in terms of both state-of-the-art innovations and treatment options, as well as the commitment of our dedicated and compassionate staff. The main campus provides the largest array of specialties, emergency, and critical care services in the community. Our state-of-the-art, 15,102 sq. ft. Medical Intensive Care Unit opened in 2016 on the 9th Floor of the main campus. The existing 10,180 sq. ft., on the 3rd floor Surgical ICU will undergo renovations. Between these two units, Memorial has the largest critical care capacity in southwest Louisiana with a total of 36 beds.

The 40-bed Emergency Department is just under 26,000 sq. ft. and includes specialized treatment areas for critical care, mental health and fast track non-critical care designed to improve the care process and reduce waiting times. The ER includes a CT and digital x-ray technology in the center with specialized treatment areas for critical care, mental health and fast track non-critical emergencies.

Facility Details

  • Annual ED volume: 60,000
  • BC/BE Internal Medicine and Family Medicine trained physician welcome (swing shifts available)
  • Newly renovated ED features 40 beds, CT and digital x-ray in the department and specialty treatment areas for critical care, mental health and fast track
  • Physician coverage = 36-41 hours per day depending on the day (either 3 twelve hour shifts or 3 ten-hour shifts and 1 eleven-hour shift)
  • APP coverage = 55-69 hours per day depending on the day (a variety of 10, 11 and 12 hours shifts starting at 7 am and going until 5 am)
  • Average of 30 hours scribe coverage/day
  • EMR: McKesson
  • Supportive nursing and administrative staff

Clinical Opportunities

We are seeking Board Eligible or Certified Emergency Medicine Physicians for our Emergency Department at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.

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