Leonard J Chabert Medical Center (LJCMC) opened its doors in 1978 as a teaching hospital, providing quality health care services for all who seek care, regardless of the ability to pay. Fully accredited by The Joint Commission, LJCMC is a full-service institution for inpatient services with extensive outpatient services.
Physicians and physician extenders are contracted through South Louisiana Medical Associates (SLMA) and LSU for patient care service and medical training. In addition to medical training, LJCMC serves as a clinical training site for nursing and allied health programs in the region.
LJCMC initiated a hospital-based accredited Internal Medicine residency program in 2008 in an effort to replenish the area with primary care physicians. Currently, 24 internal medicine residents are in training. Moreover, collaborative partnerships for residency training programs include LSU and Ochsner. Clinical trials and ongoing research studies provide a valuable resource to enhance staff education and potentially improve patient care options.
LJCMC participates in the evidence-based LSU Disease Management Program, which manages chronic diseases with a wellness model based on preventive care and patient education. The hospital consistently receives Louisiana Hospital Awards from the Louisiana Health Care Review (LHCR). In October 2010, LJCMC was invited to be a permanent site host for the American Cancer Society, serving as a resource center for oncology patients.
LJCMC is nationally recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home. The primary care clinics are accredited through the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). A valued feature of the outpatient service is emphasis on patients knowing who their primary provider is with a solid relationship to improve wellness initiatives and health care outcomes.
The hospital continually strives to meet the ever changing healthcare needs of its diverse patient population and to be a community-based medical center that is value driven and in the forefront of healthcare delivery, education, and practice.