Ruston Regional Specialty Hospital

Our hospital has a regional reputation for specializing in post-acute care services, including long-term acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient therapy services. We also offer home and overnight sleep studies. 

Our Mission is to restore patient health, so they can resume normal actives and go back to work and play. Patients who utilize this hospital tend to live in or have family or loved ones who live in North Louisiana and South Arkansas.

Our hospital is accreditated by the joint commission. (JACHO)
 

Services Provided

The hospital is fully staffed 24 hours a day by license internists and board-certified specialists, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, case managers and other highly trained and licensed healthcare professionals. 

Patients are referred to the hospital from all over Louisiana and Arkansas. Referrals are made by calling the Intake Coordinator at (318) 251-5392. Staff will answer the telephone seven days per week, 24 hours per day.

To view a list of our directory, click here. 

Our Chief Executive Officer

  • Mark Rice
     

    Thank you for visiting our website. We understand that in doing so you may be contemplating a decision about hospitalization for yourself, a loved one, or a friend. Moreover, we appreciate the multitude of considerations surrounding one’s decision when choosing a quality facility and the weight on the decision maker(s) to make the best decision. For these reasons, we encourage you to take your time and make the absolute best decision for you and your family.

Hospitalists

  • Dr. Mark A. Blackwelder
     

  • Dr. Elvin G. Tubre
     

  • Dr. Sreenivasa Tadikonda
     

  • Dr. Tarek M. Nammour
     

Consulting Physicians &
Nurse Practitioners

  • Dr. Tarek M. Nammour
    Nephrology

  • Dr. Kerry W. Byrnes
    General Surgery

  • Dr. Thomas P. Smith
    Pulmonary

  • Dr. Navneet Sharma
    Physical Medicine & Rehab

  • Dr. Joshua C. Mandrell
    Dermatology

  • Dr. John Brooks
    Otolaryngology

  • Dr. David C. Osafo
    Hematologist/Oncology

  • Dr. Priyanka Jain
    Ophthalmology

  • Dr. Rochelle Robicheaux-Metoyer
    Rheumatology

  • Dr. Brian L. Stucki
    Neurology

  • Dr. Derek McClusky
    General Surgery

  • Dr. William C. Smith
    Cardiology

  • Wynne D. Rinicker, Nurse Practitioner
    General Surgery

  • Dana B. Williams, Nurse Practitioner
    General Surgery

  • Ashley Walpole, Nurse Practitioner
    Pulmonary

  • Stacey L. Spears, Nurse Practitioner
    Oncology

  • Dena M. Novak, Nurse Practitioner
    Acute Care