Byrd Regional Hospital


Byrd Regional Hospital has been serving the residents in Vernon Parish for over 60 years. Byrd Regional Hospital's current building was constructed in 1981 as a replacement for War Memorial Hospital. In 1994, the hospital was purchased by Community Health Systems, Inc., Brentwood, TN. In 2000, the hospital added a new OB/GYN wing and Day Surgery wing. In 2004, the hospital added a new ICU wing, 4th surgery suite and a gastro suite. In 2005, Byrd Regional Hospital opened a new outpatient Diagnostic center. In 2006, Byrd Regional Hospital opened a $9 million dollar expansion with a new ER, Med/Surg wing, Cardiopulmonary Department, Cardiac Cath Lab, Admissions, Front Lobby and Gift Shop. Byrd Regional Hospital has bulit a new $6.4 million Ambulatory Surgery Center. Byrd Regional Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission.

HR Contact

Karolyne Christian
Director, Human Resources
Phone: (337) 239-5275 or (337) 239-5282
Fax: (337) 239-5230
Email: Karolyne_Christian@chs.net


Employees of Byrd Regional Hospital participate in the following:




Byrd Regional Hospital is located in West Central Louisiana (50 miles W of Alexandria, LA and 70 miles N of Lake Charles, LA) and serves the parish of Vernon, and parts of Beauregard and Sabine parishes. The area has access to Toledo Bend reservoir, the largest recreational body of water in the South, affording great fishing, boating and water skiing.

We have a year round mild climate and very affordable housing. The schools of Vernon Parish rank academically among the top schools in the state.

Industries in the community include tourism, forestry and military operations at Fort Polk.

Future Goals

Byrd Regional Hospital will continue to outline our sense of responsibility to all those that come in contact with our hospital. These principles will be met and surpassed through a commitment to patient and staff safety, to a supportive environment; and by the dedicated efforts of our staff to meet and exceed the standards of our hospital.