Allegiance Health Management Announces Purchase of Northern Louisiana Medical Center

RUSTON, La. – July 1, 2020 – Privately held Allegiance Health Management announced today for CLHG-Ruston, the acquisition of 130-bed Northern Louisiana Medical Center and its associated services from subsidiaries of Tennessee-based Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS).

Northern Louisiana Medical Center is a 130-bed acute care hospital providing an array of medical services including: women’s center, intensive care, cardiology, cardiac rehab and The Circle, senior citizens program. Affiliated facilities include Northern Louisiana Medical Center – Ruston Surgical Center. Ruston Surgical offers outpatient surgery, pain management and sleep studies. NLMC has served the community of Ruston and the surrounding area since 1962.

Allegiance Health Management, a Louisiana based healthcare company with corporate headquarters in Shreveport, currently provides administrative and management support services for 17 hospitals in four states with 11 acute care hospitals in Louisiana. AHM brings extensive years of healthcare operational experience to rural communities, works with a number of hospitals and providers across Louisiana and has a strong tradition of serving rural communities with high quality services close to home.

Don Cameron, AHM Chief Operating Officer, stated, “Our hope is to exceed the expectations of the Ruston community. We are dedicated to building strong relationships with community physicians and collaborating to provide excellent patient care and customer service. We believe our physicians are the cornerstone of hospital success.”

Rock Bordelon, CEO of Allegiance Health Management, stated, “My passion and life’s work has been devoted to providing quality healthcare services to rural communities and we take personal pride in serving these communities. We look forward to becoming a valued healthcare partner with the Ruston community and welcoming Northern Louisiana Medical Center, their exceptional medical staff and team to our hospital family.”

There are currently discussions regarding a hospital replacement facility and medical office building(s).
The transaction was completed June 30, 2020. Financial terms have not been disclosed.

About Allegiance Health Management

The mission of Allegiance Health Management has always been to provide leadership support to our rural and community healthcare facilities, enabling them to prosper and succeed with their mission of providing diversified healthcare to their communities. Recognized by the USDA for Business of the Year 2016, the company continues to show that its commitment to rural communities is unquestionable. Learn more about Allegiance Health Management at

Media Contacts

Peter Savoy, Esq.
Allegiance Health Management

Elizabeth Turnley
Northern Louisiana Medical Center