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Rob's Welcome Message

We welcome you to West Jefferson Medical Center, where providing you and your loved ones with extraordinary care comes natural to us. Since the day we opened our doors in 1960, we’ve worked consistently to make our community healthier, one patient at a time. Along with our long legacy of being the first and best choice for healthcare on the Westbank, we’re also working to create a healthier future to look forward to.

As part of our commitment to the community, we’re on a mission to provide the highest quality of care that patients have come to know and expect. We’ve earned a regional and national reputation for excellence in patient care. In 2019, West Jefferson was the only hospital in Louisiana recognized with the Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospital award. Wealso earned the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best for Stroke Care and Neurosciences Excellence awards. This is a true testament to the hard work and dedication of our physicians, nurses and staff. Although we are honored to have earned such prestigious recognitions, we are most grateful for the opportunity to deliver the best care possible for every person who walks through our doors.

From our beginnings as a community hospital to now being in the midst of a $86 million campus transformation, we’ve always kept our patients at the forefront of everything we do. We’re excited about the many improvements coming to our inpatient and outpatient surgical areas and the emergency department, to improve the patient experience. We look forward to continuing our investment in our hospital and most importantly, in the future of our community.

It’s an absolute pleasure to serve you and our community as President and Chief Executive Officer of West Jefferson Medical Center. Thank you for choosing us as your hospital of choice and please don’t hesitate to share how we can improve our services to better serve you and your family.


Rob Calhoun