Nestled in the rolling hills of North Louisiana for over 45 years, Northern Louisiana Medical Center (NLMC) offers quality healthcare in the city of Ruston and surrounding parishes. NLMC is a 159-licensed bed, acute care facility owned by Community Health Systems, Inc. of Franklin, Tennessee. The hospital has held continuous accreditation by the Joint Commission of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) since its inception in 1962.
NLMC features full-service acute care, with a 24-7 Emergency Department. Other services include a Cancer Treatment Center (Medical Oncology), a Sleep Center accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Outpatient Imaging Center as well as Diagnostic Imaging (CT Scanner, Bone Densitometry, Nuclear Medicine, Mammography, Ultrasound), 17-bed ICU/CCU, Women?s Center (featuring LDR's), Telemetry, Cath Lab, Emergency Angiography, Clinical Lab (Hematology, Histology), Inpatient Dialysis, General Surgery, a 12-bed Long Term (Skilled Nursing) Unit, and Level Two Nursery.
The Hospital has over 500 employees from the area and features over 100 volunteers from the community who serve in areas of customer service and waiting rooms. Northern Louisiana Medical Center provides a strong presence in the community with activities and events that promote good health and quality medical services to all.
Northern Louisiana Medical Center has held continuous accreditation by the Joint Commission of Healthcare Organizations since 1962. The facility has also won Louisiana Hospital Quality Awards for the past two years (2005 and 2006). These quality awards presented by the Louisiana Health Care Review, Inc. recognize a limited number of hospitals who have exhibited quality patient care for their respective communities.