Emergency Services at NRMC

For those in the community with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and HMO Louisiana, Inc., Natchitoches Regional Medical Center (NRMC) is pleased to be part of your network. From emergency rooms visits, to our clinics and the hospital, NRMC is committed to serving you and providing healthcare to you and your family.

“We understand that some people in our community have had questions about whether or not the Emergency Room physicians at NRMC are in network for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and HMO Louisiana, Inc.,” explained Kirk Soileau, Chief Executive Officer of NRMC. “While our hospital is managed by Christus Health, we are not owned by Christus Hospitals. So while the emergency medicine group at Christus Hospitals is currently out-of-network, NRMC’s emergency department physicians remain in network for families and individuals with Blue Cross and Blue Shield Louisiana and HMO Louisiana. We appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this network as do the emergency department physicians at NRMC.”

For more information about insurance questions, please contact our Business Office at 318-214-4510.

While NRMC has enjoyed a greater than 20 year managed relationship by CHRISTUS Health, the hospital is operated as a public not-for-profit hospital service district and governed by the Natchitoches Parish Hospital Service District Board of Commissioners.  The NRMC Emergency Medicine Physician group remains in good stating with BCBS of Louisiana.

Board of Commissioners
In 1956, the people of Natchitoches Parish passed a special property tax to raise money to build a service district hospital. Today, NRMC is the largest rural hospital in the state and is the sole healthcare system within a 35-mile radius.

Natchitoches Regional Medical Center is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Parish Council. The Board has a management agreement with CHRISTUS Health who employs NRMC’s Chief Executive Officer. The Board of Commissioners gives direction and governance to the CEO who leads the senior management team. The Board of Commissioners ensures legal and regulatory compliance and is responsible for the oversight of hospital operations.

Commissioners:
NRMC is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Parish Council.

Ronald Corkern, Chairman
John Luster
Chris Ingram, MD
Arthur Welch
Samuel Jackson
Michael Newton
James Kilcoyne, Parish Council Representative


3 thoughts on “Emergency Services at NRMC

  1. “…while the emergency medicine group at Christus Hospitals is currently out-of-network, NRMC’s emergency department physicians remain in network for families and individuals with Blue Cross and Blue Shield Louisiana and HMO Louisiana”—This statement needs clarification; it is confusing, if not contradictory, to readers without specialized knowledge of medical insurance terminology. If I go to the NRMC ER, will BCBS acknowledge that the ER doctors are in their network? Is the ER itself covered? Please, NPJ, do some reporting and issue a clearer statement.

    • NRMC’s emergency department physicians remain in network for families and individuals with Blue Cross and Blue Shield Louisiana and HMO Louisiana. We appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this network as do the emergency department physicians at NRMC.”

      This should clarify any questions. The NRMC is not OWNED by Christus and is therefore NOT involved in any questions regarding an issue involving wholly owned Christus facilities, ER doctors, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

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