Rapides Regional Medical Center211 4th St, Alexandria, LA 71301
Mission:Rapides Healthcare System will improve the health status of the communities we serve. This will be accomplished through preventative health education to the residents of our communities, and by providing access to high quality, compassionate, affordable healthcare.Vision:To lead the delivery of healthcare services in the communities we serve through strategic planning, coordination of services and facilities, provision of capital, and providing a competent, professional staff.Values:The following values are essential to the pursuit of our mission: We treat all those we serve with equal compassion and kindness. We act with honesty, integrity and fairness. We pledge to treat one another with loyalty, respect and dignity.History:Founded in 1903 at the corner of Second and Lee streets in Alexandria, Louisiana, Rapides Regional Medical Center represents a proud heritage of compassionate healthcare services coupled with the most advanced technology of the day. With a continued emphasis on progressive care, Rapides Regional has grown to meet the continually changing needs of our patients and the rapidly advancing technology of modern healthcare. Located in downtown Alexandria and easily accessible from Interstate 49, Rapides Regional is licensed for 314 beds and fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. The hospital participates in the Medicare, Medicaid and Champus programs as well as a number of commercial insurance and managed care programs.Rapides Regional offers a wide array of services including general medicine, general surgery, cardiovascular surgery, bypass surgery, cardiac rehabilitation neurology, neurosurgery, intensive care and telemetry, oncology services, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopaedic services, physical therapy, skilled nursing services, respiratory therapy, lithotripsy, and various outpatient services. The medical staff includes physicians in more than 30 medical specialties.Rapides Regional set a shining example by becoming a two-time winner of the Louisiana Quality Award. This award honors businesses and organizations that are leaders in the pursuit of quality and service. Rapides Regional Medical Center is the only business to win this prestigious award twice. Rapides Regional was also honored by being named one of the nation's "100 Top Hospitals - Benchmarks for Success." The annual study lists hospitals based on quality, operations and financial management.In 1993, the operating assets and name of Rapides Regional Medical Center were sold to Central Louisiana Healthcare Systems Partnership. Then, in 1998, the joint venture restructured to a limited liability corporation - Rapides Healthcare System. Today, HCA continues to own a 74% interest and Rapides Foundation owns a 26% interest in the Rapides Healthcare System. The RHS board is represented by an equal third representation of HCA appointees, physicians and Rapides Foundation appointees.Today, the Rapides Healthcare System is made up of Rapides Regional Medical Center, Alexandria and Savoy Medical Center, Mamou. Rapides Healthcare System provides comprehensive healthcare services throughout Central Louisiana. Its 2,000+ employees are dedicated to serving the patients and physicians who choose Rapides Healthcare System.