About Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital

"To Restore, Maintain & Improve Health"

Opened in 1960 as a focal point for health care in Vermilion Parish, Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital has been dedicated to taking care of the health needs of the people in the communities we serve. As we continue to improve and update our technology and services, we will remain focused on providing the best possible care for you, your family, your friends and your neighbors.

We are a 35-bed critical access hospital, which maintains a staffed 24-hour Emergency Department, including a staffed physician. Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital has state-of-the-art imaging equipment, including CT scanner, digital mammography and high density equipment for endoscopic procedures.

We offer 24-hour emergency services and emergency room physician coverage, telemedicine consultation (including cardiology), inpatient acute care and skilled nursing facility beds, inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures, digital radiology and imaging (CT, mammography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, bone density), cardiopulmonary services (EKG, holter monitor, blood gas, home sleep studies), laboratory, inpatient behavioral health, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation (physical, speech, occupational), primary care clinics, home health services (LHC group), case management and an outpatient infusion center. 

In 1994 the hospital remodeled the north wing of its facility and turned the wing into a Behavioral Health Unit. The unit is a 10-bed psychiatric inpatient facility located within Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital. The Behavioral Health Unit is presently being managed by Compass Behavioral Center.

In 2002, Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital and Lafayette General Medical Center formed an affiliation between hospitals to strengthen its ability to offer top-quality health care, through a partnership that enabled AKMH to draw on the resources of a larger hospital. In 2015 AKMH reached an agreement to have Lafayette General Health Systems 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 Mission

Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital serves the health care needs of the people of Vermilion Parish. Our mission to the community is:  “To make available quality healthcare services to our community constituents in a proficient, dedicated and compassionate manner.

Our values are:
  • Compassion:  We provide an environment that is caring and conducive to healing the whole person physically, emotionally and spiritually. We respect the individual needs, desires and rights of our patients.
  • Quality:  We believe that continuous quality of care and performance improvement are the foundation for preserving and enhancing healthcare delivery. Effective communication and education of our patients, physicians, staff and the community we serve are essential elements of this process.
  • Comprehensive:  We are committed to an integrated health care delivery system that encompasses the entire spectrum of health care delivery. This continuum of care encompasses all aspects of an individual's health care.
  • Cost-Effectiveness:  We offer high quality health care that is accessible and affordable.
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