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.
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.
View our 2017 Community Health Needs Assessment.
As a nonprofit hospital, Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital 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. For more information about price transparency at Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital, click here.
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Chief Executive Officer
Chief Medical Officer
Scott Bergeaux, M.D.
Director of Nursing
Growth Through Leadership
Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital (AKMH) celebrated its third-year anniversary with Lafayette General Health in fiscal year 2018.
Quality care at AKMH saw major improvements and innovations. AKMH implemented telemedicine services, which improved the efficiency of care delivery and created a new dynamic in patient interactions. Telemedicine filled gaps in care and expanded access to medical specialists, providing 24/7 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. AKMH launched its Telcardiology years ago, linking patients to CIS in Lafayette.
AKMH further connects women in Kaplan and its surrounding area with advanced medical technology by providing the only Digital Mammography machine in the area. This important test offers patients a better chance at detecting breast cancer.
AKMH offers a Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Program. The program is 24-hour, 7-day care focused on restoring health and independence to patients who need a little extra care. 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.
Staffed with experienced RNs, LPNs and Certified Nursing Aides, our Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Program focuses on improving patients’ functionality or medical condition before they return home.
Our experienced rehabilitation therapy staff utilizes a full complement of therapists, including physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists with the ability to provide both inpatient and outpatient therapy needs.
Our hospital medicine physicians provide 24/7 coverage, rounding on patients daily. Specialists who have consulting privileges, such as cardiologists and orthopaedists, are also available. For those patients requiring medical care and cardiac monitoring, we also offer the advanced service of telemetry in many of our inpatient beds, with 24-hour monitoring.
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. Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital’s Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Program accepts Medicare and some private insurance reimbursements.
Two of our most recent patient care services are Home Sleep Studies and an Outpatient Infusion Center. Our Outpatient Infusion Center offers Vaccinations, IV Fluids and Antibiotics, Anemia Management, Infusions and Injections, Osteoporosis Management, Port Flushes and Central Line Care. AKMH continues to give back to its community by sponsoring a new city walking trail promoting physical fitness within the community.
AKMH Board of Directors:
Patrick Gandy (Chairman)