Hardtner Medical Center is committed to providing high quality, compassionate health care in a manner that exceeds our communities’ expectations.

The History of Hardtner Medical Center

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.

A Message From The CEO

Hardtner Medical Center’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Mathews, discusses the facility’s growth over the past 50 years and the wide array of services offered.

Town of Olla, Louisiana

The Town of Olla currently serves as a regional hub for banking, commercial retail, and manufacturing and is heavily involved with the forestry and petroleum production industries.