Hood Memorial Hospital is an acute and specialty care hospital that exists to provide premium quality healthcare services including outpatient and diagnostic services to residents and visitors of the tri-parish area of Tangipahoa, St. Helena, and Washington.  


Hood Memorial Hospital is dedicated to the reduction of health disparities and improving health outcomes in the Tangipahoa Hospital Service District No. 2 through the provision of the preventive and wellness services as well as primary and secondary healthcare services.  

In addition to the provision of premium quality services to our patients, Hood Memorial Hospital is committed to establishing and maintaining a healthy and stimulating work environment for our employees where they can continuously develop professionalism and technical skills.  

Hood Memorial Hospital strives to operate in an ethical and financially responsible manner as we provide a hometown atmosphere where all our patients feel welcome and confident in the healthcare services we provide.

Management Philosophy and Mission

Hood Memorial Hospital is dedicated to the best medical care for all its patients.  Patients and their families are the first and major concern at Hood Memorial Hospital.  We hope that providing for the special needs of patients and their families will allow their transition back to health and productivity to be as quick and as safe as possible.  It is the intention of Hood Memorial Hospital to work with the physicians, other hospitals, and businesses to meet the health needs of Tangipahoa and the surrounding parishes.

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Hood Memorial Hospital (HMH) is a Critical Access Hospital providing health care services to Tangipahoa Hospital Service District No. 2 and the surrounding areas. HMH opened its doors in April 1971 as an acute care hospital with 45 beds and approximately 75 employees. In April 2003, HMH converted to a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) with 25 acute care beds that can also be used as swing beds. 

In 2010 the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), requires hospitals classified as non-profit/tax-exempt to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years. Hospitals must identify the health needs of their community and devise an implementation strategy to address the identified needs. Hood Memorial Hospital (HMH), as a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization, is honored to serve this community and share this 2019 CHNA report. This report provides an overview of the community health needs identified in the primary services area, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. This CHNA will provide a picture of the health needs of the community with the goal of guiding the efforts in planning and implementing strategy to address the health needs identified as significant to this community. 

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