In Honor of National Rural Health Day: Hardtner Medical Center – Client Spotlight


Marketing Manager

Submitted by:  Aimee Paul, RNC, Case Manager – Hardtner Medical Center is a Critical Access Hospital located in the quiet little town of Urania, Louisiana. At Hardtner, not only do we have Med-Surg, ER and Surgery accommodations, we also have Life Phases (Inpatient Psych), Next Phase (Outpatient Psych) and PT/OT/Speech Therapy.  Hardtner is also proud to have a Rural Health Clinic and Rural Family Clinic on site.

Since opening our doors in April, 1969, Hardtner Medical Center has continually provided high quality, compassionate care to our patients. The population of our community is 3,091, but HMC is able to provide services to a much larger area due to the superior quality of care given by our primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and specialty physicians.

Over the past 10 years we have seen tremendous growth in the services we are blessed to provide, along with plans for future expansions to house all of these services efficiently.  We have broadened our services in such areas as general surgery, orthopaedics, urology, cardiology, neurology, ENT, gynecology, ophthalmology, podiatry, dentistry, endoscopy, chiropractic, massage therapy and wound therapy.  

We also provide our patients with Tele-Medicine appointments through LSU-Shreveport along with Tele-Psych and Tele-Stroke services through Ochsner Medical Center 24 hours a day.  We see patients of all ages from pediatrics to geriatrics.  We have beds certified for chronic ventilator patients as well as swing bed patients.  Along with these services, Hardtner Medical Clinic provides Chronic Care Management Services with the Forever Healthy VIP Program and a Kid Med Program.

Hardtner employs approximately 350 staff members with a very low turnover rate.  Our employees have made HMC their home and are invested in its growth.  In doing so they have become like family to our patients over time, with their caring, compassion and dedication.  That’s the blessing of small, rural hospitals … the “lagniappe” you may not find at larger, more urban facilities.  

When you enter our doors, you will be met by a smile and a greeting.  Your concerns, or your loved one’s needs, will be prioritized and taken care of.  Most advertising for our facility is by word of mouth from our patients, which to us is the best compliment we could get.

“Exceptional care, close to home” has always been our main goal.  We are extremely proud of our facility and look forward to what it will grow to be in the future.