Moss Regional Partners with Lake Charles Memorial Health System
THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE COOPERATIVE ENDEAVOR AGREEMENT BETWEEN LAKE CHARLES MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM AND LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SYSTEM WENT INTO EFFECT JUNE 24, 2013.
As a result, W.O. Moss Regional's inpatient, general surgery and emergency services have moved to Memorial's main campus. Emergency services will no longer be available at Moss Regional. On June 20, the Moss Regional ER will transition to a minor urgent care clinic. Minor urgent care services WILL be available at Moss Regional Monday through Sunday from 7am - 10pm.
The outpatient clinics and some services will remain at Moss and a new medical office building is planned to be built on the Moss campus.
"Memorial is excited about the opportunity to provide much needed services to the patients of Moss Regional", says Larry Graham, president and chef executive officer at Memorial.
The goal of the new configuration is improving access to primary and specialty care for Moss Regional patients, providing more options and the ability to access services in our region. Many of the state employees from Moss Regional and the clinics will be hired by Memorial during the transition.
"I know there's always angst and worry about transition, but what made Moss a special place for those employees and patients isn't the building, but really it's the people who dedicated their careers to serving the patient population there," Graham says. "However, as they join the Memorial family, I feel confident they will bring that spirit of caring to Memorial and help the Moss Regional patients make a smooth transition."
Memorial is the largest healthcare provider serving Southwest Louisiana, consisting of a 391-bed health system, which consists of the acute care campus on Oak park Boulevard, Memorial Hospital for Women in south Lake Charles on Gauthier Road, and a long-term care facility at Memorial Specialty Hospital. With over 1,800 employees and approximately 300 physicians, the hospital continues to be a pilar of the community.
Click here to view an important notice regarding emergency services at Moss Regional