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.