Hardtner Medical Center began from the efforts of the citizens of the Olla, Tullos and Urania areas. These citizens saw a need for a modern hospital to serve the area and formed the Hospital Service District #1 of the Parish of LaSalle, State of Louisiana located in Ward 2 of said Parish. The petition to create the district was presented to the Policy Jury on May 3, 1966. The hospital was built in 1969.
Mr. Q.T. Hardtner, Jr., President of Urania Lumber Company agreed to donate and furnish a tract of land amounting to 10 acres to be used as a sight for the hospital.
The community is forever grateful to Mr. Hardtner as well as the initial Board of Commissioners which include L.H. Taylor, Sam Lindsey, W.H. Holloman, L.D. Wright, and G.F. Tannehill.