LC Memorial, South Cameron Memorial partnering to extend health care services

Published 9:23 am Monday, September 18, 2023

Lake Charles Memorial Health System is pleased to announce an agreement has been signed with South Cameron Memorial Hospital to provide the residents of Cameron Parish with access to health care services in Cameron Parish. The agreement includes the placement and operation of a temporary mobile health unit by Lake Charles Memorial Hospital that will provide primary care services to Cameron Parish residents and a
lease to operate a health clinic.

Additionally, the agreement names Lake Charles Memorial Hospital as the managing and operating partner of the South Cameron Memorial Hospital.

“This is an exciting partnership with our healthcare neighbors in Cameron Parish,” states Devon Hyde, president & CEO of Lake Charles Memorial Health System. “As Southwest Louisiana’s only community based, locally owned and operated health system, it’s our mission to improve the health of all people of Southwest Louisiana. It’s important to us that we invest in a service area that directly improves accessibility to healthcare services. More than anything, we view this partnership as an investment in the people of Cameron Parish. It’s a true privilege and it’s the right thing to do.”

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With the current situation, the nearest hospital is close to an hour drive for Cameron Parish residents, the much needed services will allow access to care more quickly and conveniently.

As Scott Trahan, a lifelong resident of Cameron Parish and Police Juror for District 5 says, “Storms may come our way, but knowing we have a strong partner to weather the storms with us is what we have been waiting for and what the residents deserve.”