Founded in 1958 as a non-profit, general acute care facility, Ochsner Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital is now a 35 bed, full-service hospital in the “Gateway to Acadiana’s Wetlands” 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 AKMH was named to the list. Our success and accreditation in overall performance is based on ratings from eight core strengths: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, cost, charge and financial stability. 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 telemedicine services which have improved the efficiency of access to care and created a new dynamic in patient interaction, providing services with a hospitalist or cardiologist around the clock.
The hospital’s partnership with Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) specifically enhanced its cardiology services and launched a telecardiology program linking patients to CIS. The facility further connects women in Kaplan and the surrounding area with advanced medical technology by providing the only digital mammography machine in the area.
Ochsner Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital also offers a skilled nursing and rehabilitation program. The program focuses on restoring health and independence to patients who need a little extra assistance. It is designed to offer medical and/or necessary comprehensive 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.
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
- Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
- Outpatient Infusion Center
- Wound Care
- Innovative Digital Medicine Programs including Telemedicine Consults
In addition, we offer:
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.
Ochsner Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital and MTS Therapy can help you achieve your best self when recovering from injury, stroke or other conditions. Our team of physical therapist, occupational therapist and speech therapist 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.
Our respiratory therapists are dedicated to providing proficient and compassionate care to our patients on an emergency, inpatient and outpatient level. Respiratory therapists are available in the emergency department and inpatient unit 24 hours a day.
For diagnostic/outpatient services, they 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 South Central 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 allow 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
- Carpel tunnel repair
- Colon resection
- Breast biopsy
- Mastectomy (breast removal)
- Skin graft
- Gastrostomy tube placement (feeding tube)
- Pathology (tissue testing)
- Pediatric services*
Ochsner Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital's surgical staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week where we are always personal, local and committed. For more information call, (337) 643-8300, ext. 5289.
Hospital Visiting Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Visitor Guidelines: One visitor per patient, 18 and older, is allowed to stay overnight. Overnight visitors must stay in the room, No more than tow 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 designed to treat patients who present with an acute or chronic medical condition or injury. Ancillary services such as X-ray, CT scans, laboratory and respiratory therapy are also available around the clock.
Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday. 7 am. – noon
At Ochsner Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital, we strive to provide the highest level of care. If the need for more acute care arises, the patient will be transferred to one of the Ochsner Lafayette General facilities or another facility of the patient’s 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, such as: the ability to fill your prescription without any problems, any unusual post-discharge pain or symptoms, or to answer any questions about their discharge instructions.