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Founded in 1958 as a nonprofit, general acute care facility, Ochsner Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital is now a 35-bed, full-service hospital, caring for the residents of Vermilion Parish and beyond. Our location provides easy access to healthcare where our emergency department physicians and nurses provide 24/7 care when you need it most.

In 2020, Ochsner Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital was named as a Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals for best practices in patient satisfaction. This is the fourth time Abrom Kaplan was named to the list, and we are the only hospital in Louisiana to achieve this ranking.

Why Choose Ochsner Abrom Kaplan Memorial?

Ochsner Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital became part of Ochsner Lafayette General in 2015. We offer virtual services which have improved access to care, providing services with a hospitalist or cardiologist around the clock.

The hospital’s partnership with Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) enhanced its cardiology services and offers a virtual cardiology program. The facility also offers the only digital mammography machine in the area.

Ochsner Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital offers a skilled nursing and rehabilitation program. The program focuses on restoring health and independence to patients who need extra assistance. It is designed to offer medical and/or necessary rehabilitation services to patients whose needs cannot be met in an inpatient hospital rehabilitation program or in the home setting.

Our 24-hour emergency room is staffed with experienced physicians. They, along with a team of nurses, have been trained in advanced industry standards of care, including stroke treatment and cardiac protocols. These protocols provide for rapid treatment and transfer, if necessary.

Our Services

Ochsner Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital offers an extensive line of medical services, including:

  • 24-hour emergency services
  • Inpatient acute and skilled nursing facility beds
  • High-definition endoscopy
  • Pediatric services
  • Digital radiology and imaging
  • Cardiopulmonary services
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Outpatient infusion center
  • Wound care
  • Innovative digital medicine programs including telemedicine consults
  • Dialysis services
  • Ultrasounds
  • Gastrointestinal services
  • Rural health clinic
  • EKGs
  • Holter monitor
  • Home sleep studies
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Therapeutic phlebotomy

In addition, we offer:

Behavioral health

Ochsner Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital’s 10-inpatient bed behavioral health unit specializes in the stabilization of adults and seniors suffering from clinical depression and other forms of chronic mental illness.

Services provided include:

  • 24-hour care directed by a psychiatrist
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Consulting physician to identify and address physical illnesses
  • Local transportation

For more information about our services, or to schedule a confidential pre-admission screening, call 337-643-6009.

Rehabilitation services

Ochsner Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital and mobile treatment services can help you achieve your best self when recovering from injury, stroke or other conditions. Our team of physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists will work closely with you to develop an effective, individualized plan of care designed to help you return to your highest levels of mobility, communication and life.

For more information on how we can help you restore, maintain and improve your health, please contact us at 337-643-5312.

Respiratory therapy

Our respiratory therapists are dedicated to providing proficient and compassionate care to our patients on an emergency, inpatient and outpatient basis. Respiratory therapists are available in the emergency department and inpatient unit 24 hours a day.

Diagnostic and outpatient services are available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 337-643-5273.

Home health services

Ochsner Abrom Kaplan HomeCare provides high-quality home health services in the comfort of home to our patients across southwest Louisiana.

For more information, call 337-643-8207.

Inpatient and outpatient surgical services

Ochsner Abrom Kaplan has two surgical suites and a post-anesthesia care unit. Technological advances enable us to perform a wide variety of minimally invasive procedures, allowing most of our patients to leave the same day.

Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Laparoscopic appendectomy (appendix removal)
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
  • Hernia repair
  • Carpal tunnel repair
  • Colon resection
  • Breast biopsy
  • Mastectomy (breast removal)
  • Skin graft
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Amputation
  • Gastrostomy tube placement (feeding tube)
  • Colonoscopy
  • EGD (upper endoscopy)
  • Pathology (tissue testing)
  • Pediatric services

Ochsner Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital's surgical staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information call, 337-643-8300, ext. 5289.

General Information

Hospital visiting hours: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Visitor guidelines: One visitor per patient, 18 and older, may stay overnight. Overnight visitors must stay in the room. No more than two visitors may occupy a patient's room at one time.

Emergency department: The emergency department at Ochsner Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital is a 24-hour, specialized department treating patients with acute or chronic medical conditions or injuries. X-rays, CT scans, laboratory services and respiratory therapy are also available around the clock.

Outpatient services:

Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon

At Ochsner Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital, we strive to provide the highest level of care. If a patient requires additional are, we will transfer them to one of the Ochsner Lafayette General facilities or another facility of their choosing.

We care about our patients even after they leave our hospital. Our nurses call every patient that is discharged to follow up on issues they may have encountered. This could include filling prescriptions, any unusual post-discharge pain or symptoms or answering questions about discharge instructions.

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