Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital Expanding
Aug 13, 2018 01:57PM
Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital (AKMH) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, August 2nd to celebrate the start of a $4.7 million expansion and renovation project. While the hospital has undergone extensive renovations since opening its doors in 1960, this is the first time the hospital has expanded it foot-print since 1984 when the emergency department was added. The project is scheduled for competition in December of 2019.
AKMH signed a long-term lease and management agreement with Lafayette General Health in 2015. The property still belongs to the Vermilion Parish Hospital Service District #1. Tax money from the district continues to be used to benefit AKMH only and is not absorbed by the health system.