Location Profile

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Facility Type
Acute Care - General
Facility Location
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
Number of Beds

Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Established more than 100 years ago, they are a trusted healthcare provider with several recognitions for its commitment to quality care. The state-of-the-art facility offers a full list of services for patients including surgical, heart health, cancer care, orthopedics and much more.

Community Overview

Dubbed “The Festival Capital of Louisiana,” Lake Charles is a Southwest Louisiana hot spot for family fun because of its events and celebrations. From its local Mardi Gras to the Pirate Festival, Lake Charles is a city that offers "joie de vivre,” or the joy of living, for anyone. In addition to events, the area also features abundant culture and recreation, making it a great place to live year-round. Lake Charles has plenty to see and do, but the real spirit of the city shines with its events. Known as the “Festival Capital of Louisiana,” the city offers more than 75 festivals and special events. In February, Mardi Gras is one of the biggest events and during that time, you’ll notice the "joie de vivre (joy of living) everywhere you look. Festive floats feature bead-slinging riders during the famous parade and attendees are treated to plenty of live music, delicious food, and activities, including a Children’s Day. Even dogs get in the action with their own costumed paw-rade. Later in May, Lake Charles holds its Louisiana Pirate Festival, a 2 week-long celebration of all things pirate, including local legend Jean Lafitte. The event is packed with activities including a pirate reenactment, costume ball, storytelling, petting zoo, and a fireworks display. The rest of the year has just as many fun sights and sounds.

Learn more about Lake Charles at the official city website and explore the area at the county website.

Cost of Living


Lake Charles’ public education system is run by Calcasieu Parish School Board and it features 35 elementary schools, 11 middle schools, and 11 high schools. The district also includes 2 K-12 schools, 2 alternative campuses, and 1 Academy of learning. Many of the district’s schools have received an “A” from Niche.com readers and the district itself is highly-rated as one of the top 30 districts in the state. The students enjoy an average student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1.

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Once you find the school you are interested in, you will need to contact them directly with any questions you might have.


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Local and Nearby Attractions

Lake Charles has plenty of shopping options to satisfy shopaholics. Whether you browse the Cottage Shops district or venture out to the Prien Lake Mall, you should be able to find everything you need for yourself or a friend. Find gifts, candy, art, clothing, shoes, and much more all in this fun city. That’s just the beginning of what you will love of Lake Charles.  The culture of Louisiana has a magic all of its own and you can see it for yourself at the local museums. Trace the railroad history at the DeQuincy Railroad Museum or learn about the enduring culture of Mardi Gras at the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu. Consider taking a tour of the naval destroyer USS Orleck and enjoy its exhibits or explore The Children’s Museum for hands-on learning. If you want to see a varied collection of art, you’re in luck, as Lake Charles has several galleries and art classes available to appreciate the craft. The Central School Arts and Humanities Center features several galleries including the Abercrombie and Black Heritage galleries. You’ll also find a children’s theatre so you can view productions like Cinderella or James & the Giant Peach. Lake Charles is a great place to play but also unwind. The city features a wide range of natural spots where you can take in the beauty of the area and explore all it has to offer. The 180-acre Creole Nature Trail offers 26 miles of untouched beaches, abundant wildlife, and plenty of fishing plus offers a nice dose of Cajun culture. If you want to see more wildlife, walk the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge to see waterfowl, turtles, and other creatures in their natural habitat. Lake Charles even offers the opportunity to see the wonder of the swamp with swamp tours through cypress groves and wetlands. Golfers aren’t left out either, as the city includes 6 public courses that are open year-round. And if you just want a night out on the town, Lake Charles has you covered with traditional Cajun and Zydeco music spots, movie theatres, saloons, and casinos.

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Crime Rate

The community is safe and patrolled by the diligent police department of Lake Charles. With 250 sworn officers and active community engagement, the police ensure the area is safe for all residents and visitors.

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