Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital

Founded in 1958 as a non-profit, general acute care facility, Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital is now a full-service hospital in the “Gateway to Acadiana’s Wetlands” that serves a major role in caring for the hard-working neighbors of Vermilion Parish. Our location provides easy access to healthcare where our Emergency Department physicians and nurses provide 24/7 care when you need it most.

We are located at 1310 West 7th Street Kaplan, LA 70548. For more information, please call (337) 643-8300.

The hospital has 35 licensed beds and employs approximately 90 full-time employees in the City of Kaplan. 
As a nonprofit hospital, AKMH is committed to help patients who need help paying their hospital bills. To learn more about AKMH's Financial Assistance Policy, please click here. Financial assistance applications may be downloaded here. For more information regarding our insurance, billing and collections policies, please click here.

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The scope of services offered at Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital include:
  • 24-Hour Emergency Services and Emergency Room Physician
  • Telemedicine Consultation, including Cardiology
  • Inpatient Acute Care and Skilled Nursing Facility Beds
  • Inpatient & Outpatient Surgical Procedures
  • High Definition Endoscopy
  • Digital Radiology and Imaging
    • C.T. Scanning 
    • Digital Mammography
    • Ultrasound (General, Vascular and Echo)
    • Nuclear Medicine
    • Bone Density
  • Pediatric Services
  • Cardiopulmonary Services
    • EKG
    • Holter Monitor
    • Blood Gas
    • Home Sleep Studies
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Lab Services
  • Inpatient Behavioral Health
  • Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapy (Inpatient & Outpatient)
  • Primary Care Clinics
  • Home Health Services (LHC Group)

Outpatient Infusion Center

The scope of services offered at our Outpatient Infusion Center include
  • Vaccinations
    • Influenza
    • Pneumococcal
    • Hepatitis B Series
    • Meningococcal
    • Shingles
    • TB Screen
  • IV Fluids - Hydration
  • IV Antibiotics
  • Anemia Management
    • Blood Product Infusions
    • Iron Infusions
    • Procrit/Aranesp Management
  • Infusions of Different Types
  • Injections of Different Types
  • Osteoporosis Management 
  • Port Flushes
  • Central Line Care (including dressing changes)
  • Labs from Central Lines
Services Offered on Saturdays from 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Lab / EKG / Pre-Operative Registration / Xrays / CT Scans* / Infusion Therapy

*Preauthorized by insurance and scheduled by 3 p.m. Friday.

Who is a Candidate for Skilled Nursing Rehabilitation?

  • The majority of patients who had recent surgery of a general or orthopaedic nature and many other procedures for which additional care is needed to improve strength and wellness
  • Patients who have been inpatients for three consecutive midnights
  • ER patients admitted (within 30 days) with a diagnosis of pneumonia, congestive heart failure or AMI can be admitted to the hospital in Skilled Nursing status and avoid readmission penalty
  • Patients needing long-term IV treatments, such as antibiotics and nutrition
  • Stroke patients needing rehabilitation services
  • Patients debilitated or deconditioned after a long hospital stay
  • Those with newly inserted feeding tubes qualify for a short stay in Skilled Nursing, with a focus on patient/family education
  • Any patients needing physical, occupational, speech or respiratory therapy
  • Patients requiring telemetry monitoring
For questions regarding Skilled Nursing or Rehabilitation placement, or to make a referral, please call (337) 643-8300 or (337) 643-5229.

 In the News

Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital (AKMH) has undergone extensive renovations since opening its doors in 1960—August of 2018 marks the first time the hospital has expanded since 1984 when its emergency department was added.

"This expansion will create easier access for our patients, enhance patient services and create a better overall patient experience," said AKMH Chief Executive Officer Bryce Quebodeaux.

The expansion includes a new business and patient registration and consultation area, new patient waiting area and conference room, new restrooms, new ultrasound room and a new pharmacy. Other features include consolidating all outpatient cardio procedures, such as EKG, Holter monitoring and home-based sleep studies, which were just introduced in July 2018. Additionally, all phlebotomy will be located just off of the lobby area making lab work quick and accessible for patients. Other improvements include dedicated outpatient and inpatient entrances and dedicated space for physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. All radiology will be together, featuring an improved, 64-slice CT scanner. And, for the first time, Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital will offer MRI.

The 58-year-old hospital has a current square footage of 38,784. More than 7,000 square feet of that space will be renovated, while 6,419 square feet will be added during the expansion project.

AKMH reached an agreement in 2015 to have LGH take over complete management through a long-term lease of the facility. The property still belongs to the Vermilion Parish Hospital Service District #1. Tax money from the district continues to be used to benefit AKMH only and is not absorbed by the health system.

"Our partnership with Lafayette General Health continues to benefit the people of Vermilion Parish and brings our hospital opportunities that were once unavailable. It's opened our doors to a network of additional resources, advanced medical services and specializations that were previously only available for large institutions," continued Quebodeaux. "We are very pleased by what we've experienced over the last three years." 

In other hospital news, AKMH continues to be a strong sponsor of several community and school events throughout the year, especially the Kaplan Area Chamber of Commerce.