Peter Karam, MD and A.F. Abu Shamat, MD will serve as co-medical directors
for Memorial Specialty Hospital.
Dr. Karam is an internal medicine physician at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Shamat is a nephrologist on staff at CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital
and Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. Both doctors are board certified in
internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and have
served our community for many years.
Memorial Specialty Hospital is a 29-bed long-term acute care hospital that
is part of the Memorial Health System. It is located on the third floor
of CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital. Memorial Specialty Hospital provides
long term acute care services for patients in Lake Charles and all surrounding
Memorial Health Systems have been committed to providing this service for
over 20 years. The
primary admissions to Memorial Specialty Hospital are from an intensive
care unit (ICU) or a critical care unit (CCU) and will often need several
weeks of acute specialty care and rehabilitation.