LGMC Partners with Cardiovascular Institute of the South

2/10/2011

LAFAYETTE—Lafayette General Medical Center and Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) are proud to announce a joint partnership to provide comprehensive cardiovascular care to Lafayette and the surrounding Acadiana communities. Lafayette General partners with CIS in an effort to bring world class physicians, state of the art diagnostic capabilities and the latest technology to detect and treat heart and peripheral vascular disease at LGMC.

Beginning April 1st, CIS will manage the four catheterization labs at Lafayette General. Additionally, CIS will open a second Lafayette office on Lafayette General's campus at 443 Heymann Boulevard which will operate in conjunction with the existing CIS practice on Ambassador Caffery Parkway. CIS will also open a location in Crowley. Three new cardiologists will join the CIS team at Lafayette General: John Patterson, M.D., Nick Cavros, M.D., and Christopher Daniels, M.D. in addition to the four cardiologists currently practicing at CIS in Lafayette: Michael McElderry, M.D., Raghotham Patlola, M.D., Agostino Ingraldi, M.D., and Wade May, M.D.

David Callecod, President and CEO of Lafayette General, said that Lafayette General remains dedicated to bringing their patients the best in cardiac care. "We were the first in Acadiana to perform open-heart surgery and heart catheterization and the first to use the Jetstream G2 catheter. Through this partnership, we will continue to provide the latest advancements in heart care,” he added.

"Our physicians and staff are very excited about partnering with Lafayette General as both our organizations are committed to providing the highest levels of patient care. The challenges created by a growing and aging population in the Acadiana region are providing the thrust for us to come together to provide a new vision for cardiology at Lafayette General,” said David Konur, CEO of CIS.

Celebrating its 100th Anniversary, Lafayette General was founded in 1911 as a community not-for-profit hospital serving Lafayette Parish and the surrounding communities. The current location in the Oil Center, originally built in 1963, is in the midst of a $70 million total renovation project. Lafayette General is a full-service, acute care hospital employing 1,883 employees, making it the 5th largest employer in Lafayette with an annual payroll in excess of $103 million.

CIS is one of the most respected groups of cardiologists, representing nearly every specialty in heart and circulatory medicine. With a team of nearly 450 dedicated members, CIS serves communities throughout Louisiana, as well as national and international patients, at its 12 clinics. CIS consistently positions itself at the forefront of technology by providing the most up-to-date technology coupled with compassionate care. This mission has guided the institute for more than 27 years of service to south Louisiana.

For more information about Lafayette General, call (337) 289-8600 or visit http://www.lafayettegeneral.com/. For more information about CIS, call 1-800-425-2565 or visit http://www.cardio.com/.

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