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Rapides Women's and Children's Hospital

Whole Family Care at Rapides Women's and Children's Hospital

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A facility of the Rapides Regional Medical Center, Rapides Women's and Children's Hospital (RWCH) offers family-focused, comprehensive care. The hospital has a full team of OBGYNs and pediatricians and is home to the area's largest pediatric unit, featuring 26 beds staffed by the area's only pediatric intensivists and a team of acute-care trained pediatric nurse practitioners who provide a high level of care at a moment's notice. The hospital also offers a variety of women's health services, including:

  • Bone density testing
  • Breast self-exam instruction/education
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Mammography
  • Obstetrics
  • Osteoporosis prevention/education

RWCH's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is the largest in Central Louisiana, offering cutting-edge technology along with direct care, consultation and attendance at deliveries of high-risk infants. RWCH also features a six-bed, state-of-the-art pediatric ICU and pediatric emergency services as an extension of Rapides Regional Medical Center's existing Level II emergency department. 

The Specialty Clinic at RWCH offers pediatric pulmonology, pediatric orthopedics, pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric hematology-oncology and neurology (including pediatric neurology).

As a part of Rapides Regional Medical Center, RWCH also shares in its quality awards. The hospital was ranked No. 3 in Louisiana as a 2013-2014 "Best Hospital" by U.S. News & World Report and is a three-time winner of the Louisiana Quality Award, which honors businesses and organizations leading the pursuit of quality and service. 

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