Chief Medical Information Officer Named
Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) announced April 12 that Amanda Logue, M.D., has accepted the position of Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for the hospital and its affiliates. Dr. Logue will continue to serve as Medical Director for LGMC’s hospitalist program, and as a hospitalist on a part-time basis.
Dr. Logue was instrumental in planning, implementing and executing the hospital’s electronic record-keeping system, PRIDE (Pathway Resources to Implementing Decisions for Excellence), making her an ideal fit for her new role.
From her CMIO position, Dr. Logue will assist in the development of clinical information systems to support the delivery of patient care across the health system. According Chief Operating Officer Patrick Gandy, her role will help leverage the hospital system’s investment in information technology to improve patient safety, quality of care, clinical outcomes and the cost of care.
Dr. Logue says she is excited about her added duties. "I hope I can impact the growth and development of electronic medical records in a way that is useful and meaningful to our patients and entire medical staff,” says Dr. Logue.
About Lafayette General Medical Center
Lafayette General Medical Center, a 353 staffed bed facility, is the largest full-service, acute-care medical center in the nine-parish area of Acadiana. LGMC provides families with comprehensive medical services at every level of care, from severe emergency trauma to the common cold. Lafayette General evolved from Lafayette Sanitarium, a six-bed facility that opened in 1911, and has been a leader in health care throughout its existence. Over the years, LGMC has expanded its services and facilities to meet the community's growing needs.
Lafayette General Medical Center is recognized by federal and state tax laws as a 501c(3) not-for-profit corporation. Although the hospital generates money by billing for its health care services, it does not pay out any revenue to shareholders, as for-profits do. Any net revenue is reinvested into the organization for new equipment, facilities, and technology to better care for the people we serve.
As the region’s only community-owned and managed hospital, all decisions are made locally by an experienced administrative team and a volunteer Membership Corporation and Board of Trustees. At LGMC, you can count on us to stay one step ahead of the changing face of health care. For general information, call (337) 289-7991.