Concordia Parish Hospital

Ferriday, Louisiana

The new critical access hospital for the rural parish will offer in-patient and out-patient services, an emergency department, surgical, and diagnostic services.

The new critical access hospital will offer in-patient and out-patient services, an emergency department, surgical, and diagnostic services. The hospital will accommodate 25 inpatient beds. Of the 25 beds two will be ICU and three will be used as “swing beds” for skilled nursing or higher acuity levels of care. The hospital is planned with minimal future expansion needs in mind. However, as the patient census ages, patient needs will evolve and the new facility will be constructed with the ability to adapt care modalities to accommodate these changes.

Concordia Parish Hospital is designed for easy patient access to all services with the concept of separating staff/patient traffic from public visitor traffic, as well as outpatient flow from inpatient flow. The open front configuration provides public and outpatient access to services, while a restricted back corridor will be utilized for staff and service access while Department adjacencies designed to maximize staffing efficiencies and reduce travel distances.

Main entrance will handle all visitor and outpatient access, while a separate public emergency Entrance will handle walk-in/drive-up emergent traffic and after-hours access. The ambulance entry is located separate from the public E.D. entrance.

A small pre-admitting exam clinic will be provided near Imaging Reception and Registration to handle diagnostic & pre-admit testing. Lab services and most diagnostic testing services will come to the patient to eliminate patient travel inconveniences. In addition to the dedicated x-ray room, portable x-ray machines will be located in patient nursing units for convenience.

Full dietary services are included to provide in-house prepared meals for patients, staff and visitors. A café style dining area will be open to the front mall area. A vending area will be provided adjacent to the E.D. and Inpatient Units for after-hours use.

The Nursing units are designed to promote patient privacy with family zones, nursing zone, abundant natural light and a warm and soothing environment.