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More Than 65 Years of Providing Medical Care to Opelousas & Surrounding Areas

Opelousas General Health System is governed under the leadership of a five-member Service District Board, and a nine-member Board of Trustees. The Board has been dedicated to providing the patients of OGHS with the most advanced quality of medical care available today. Achieving this requires constant improvement of medical services and a commitment to the acquisition and implementation of new technology and services. This acquisition of technology, combined with continuing education relative to advanced medical techniques, provides a healing environment typically found in much larger metropolitan areas.

The nine-member Board of Trustees include the following:

  • Gina Bradley Tuttle (Chairman)
  • Albert Simien (Vice Chairman)
  • Mary Doucet (Secretary)
  • Dr. Kerry Thibodeaux
  • Dr. Derek Metoyer
  • The Honorable James P. Doherty, Jr.
  • Robert Wolfe, Jr.
  • Charles Going
  • Alton Broussard


  • Our Family Caring For Yours


  • Exceeding your Expectations

Our Facility

OGHS is a 181-bed full service, smoke-free, medical center as complete and as inclusive as any referral hospital in the state. The main campus, six-story facility is located in St. Landry Parish which boasts a population of 91,528.

The primary service area draws from surrounding communities including:

  • Sunset
  • Grand Coteau
  • Port Barre
  • Eunice
  • Washington
  • Arnaudville
  • Leonville
  • Krotz Springs
  • Melville
  • Eunice
  • Lawtell
  • Palmetto
  • Ville Platte
  • Church Point
  • Carencro

OGHS is the second largest employer in Opelousas with over 1100 employees.

Our latest $68 million dollar expansion and capital improvement plan includes a 5-story parking garage, 6-story Medical Complex, Emergency Center, Coronary ICU, and an off-campus medical imaging center. In April 2007, construction of a new Sleep Disorders Center for children and adults was completed and opened.

2021 Inventory of initiatives and strategies— (Since June 2021)

  • Convened a DEI advisory committee and steering committee
  • Committee met twice/month
  • Had presentation of parish and city-wide demographic data to understand service areas
  • Created a monthly DEI corner in newsletter
  • Created mission, vision, and values statements
  • Recommended statements of inclusion to the Standards Committee
  • Created and initiated two DEI sponsored employee events
  • Created a DEI logo
  • Created a space for private counsel
  • Discussed relevant topics/events/issues that were of importance to the committee
  • Rolled out DEI education to leadership team
  • Committee participated in Community Health Fair
  • Committee participated in Doctor's Week luncheon

Life in Opelousas, Louisiana

The History of Opelousas, one of the oldest cities in Louisiana, is more than the story of one small city -- it is a story of a way of life. Opelousas was founded in 1720 and populated by travelers, traders, Native Americans, Creoles, and those of French and Spanish descent. At one time, it was the capital of Louisiana.

For visitors to Opelousas, culture abounds in the sights and sounds of a community rich in history. From our unique array of museums to our restaurants featuring "hot and spicy" Cajun cuisine, visitors are sure to find something special here. You will be delighted by the architecture, the shaded streets, the wonderful cuisine, and of course the music. Opelousas is known as the Zydeco Capital of the world. Live Zydeco music is very abundant in St. Landry Parish and is home to many Zydeco musicians.

Opelousas sits in the center of two major highways, US 190 and Interstate I-49. Because of this and other factors, St. Landry Parish is experiencing unprecedented growth and prosperity. Opelousas and St. Landry Parish is truly an amazing place to live and do business. To learn more visit:

For more information about events, dining, recreation, and accommodations, in Opelousas and St. Landry Parish, visit the following links:

Licensed By:

State of Louisiana

Member of:

  • American Hospital Association
  • Louisiana Hospital Association
  • Opelousas/St. Landry Chamber of Commerce

Affiliated With:

  • LSU- Eunice Nursing School
  • LA Technical College-T.H. Harris Campus School of Nursing
  • ULL School of Nursing
  • Lafayette Regional Vo-Tech
  • Washington Vo-Tech
  • ULL Department of Health Information Management
  • Lafayette General Medical Center and St. Landry Homecare

Accredited By:

  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations
  • College of American Pathologists
  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations in Hospital Based Home Health Agencies
  • American College of Radiology
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