Who We Are
Located in beautiful New Roads, Louisiana, Pointe Coupee General Hospital (often abbreviated as PCGH) provides healthcare services that benefit our community. Services that range from Emergency, Laboratory, Radiology, Home Health, and Hospice, to Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Respiratory Therapy are among our many centers of excellence.
We have been providing compassionate healthcare to the people and families of Pointe Coupee since 1969. With over 200 employees, our team of healthcare professionals utilize the most modern equipment and state-of-the-art technology. Our hospital is part of a 23 acre (93,100 m²) campus that includes physicians’ offices, mental health, public health, Pointe Coupee Human Services, Council of Aging, and much more.
We are a proud recipient of the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for their Critical Access Hospital Accreditation Program and we are a proud member of the Pointe Coupee Parish Health Services District № 1.
OUR HOME ON FALSE RIVER LAKE
French-Canadian explorer Pierre Le Moyne, sieur d’Iberville and his brother, Jean Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, sailed from Brest, France in late 1698, arriving at the lower Mississippi River in 1699.
The explorers were mystified to find a point where the huge river doubled back on itself, forming an oxbow lake. That site was later named “la Pointe Coupee,” the place of the cut-off.
One of the most noted oxbow lakes in the lower Mississippi Delta, False River was the main channel of the Mississippi River until about 1722 when seasonal flooding cut a shorter channel to the east. False River, a 22-mile (35 km) long “trophy lake,” is known today for boating, skiing, sailing, and fishing. Between 1974 and 1981, more than 265,000 striped bass fingerlings were released into this lake which covers 3,212 acres (13 km²).