Welcome to Jennings American Legion Hospital
"We will meet the needs of our customers through dedication to continuous improvement and the pursuit of excellence as: a provider of caring, state-of-the-art health services, an employer of health professionals, a community resource, and a leader in the rural health field."
Big-city health care in a community hospital
In the early 1950s, Jennings was a progressive community of 10,000. City roads had recently been paved, the library underwent expansion and plans were underway for a modernized high school. During this time of tremendous growth, community leaders and physicians practicing in Jennings recognized the need for a local hospital. In response, the members of James O. Hall Post 19 American Legion bought the Plaquemine Street "Shirley Clinic" from Dr. Louis Shirley Sr. The American Legion membership committed to establishing and operating an acute care hospital, which was ultimately dedicated and fully operational in December 1960.