Community Outreach

Lafayette General Health (LGH) strives to help the people we serve in a variety of ways. LGH affiliates with rural hospitals to improve access to services; directly supports several charitable entities by sponsoring, participating in or facilitating events and functions that help raise funds for several causes and organizations; and we offer and provide numerous health screenings and free support group meetings throughout the year.

The rural hospitals affiliated with Lafayette General Health are in a better position to share information, increase purchasing power, consolidate services and reduce costs. Electronic medical recordkeeping is another advantage ensuring that information is accurate and up to date, especially if a patient transfers within the LGH system. The affiliation also allows physician relationships to be leveraged to provide specialty services that otherwise wouldn’t be feasible. More importantly, affiliated hospitals align with advanced clinical protocols and best practices engrained in the Lafayette General culture.

Some of the charities that LGH has supported in the past year include:  Community Foundation of Acadiana, American Heart Association, Lafayette Association for Retarded Citizens, The Outreach Center for Women & Children, Oil Center Renaissance Association, Heartstrings & Angel Wings, Be a Heartstarter, March of Dimes, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Goodwill Industries of Acadiana, Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic, Angelman Syndrome Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Affiliated Blind of Louisiana, Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency, Camp Bon Coeur, Miles Perret Cancer Services, National Kidney Foundation, Hearts of Hope and the American Cancer Society. Lafayette General Health also provided in excess of $100 million of charity services to our community.

Support groups and classes offered: Labor and delivery education classes, newborn care classes, sibling relationship classes, breastfeeding classes, Happiest Baby techniques, infant CPR classes, Acadiana Stroke Support Group, Weight Loss Surgery Support Group, Acadiana Ostomy Support Group, Lullabyes Bereavement Support Group, Parents of Multiples Support Group and natural childbirth classes. Learn more about our support groups and childbirth classes

Screenings offered throughout the year:  Pocket EKG Heart Fairs; glaucoma screenings; cholesterol screenings; colorectal cancer risk screenings; blood pressure checks; and diabetes testing.