|In the News|
|3/1/2014 ||March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month; Free Home Screenings|
Pick your kit up at any one of the 18 Acadiana Walgreens stores. It’s an easy, hands-free test!
|1/28/2014 ||Facility Updates Due To Inclement Weather|
Clinics at University Hospital & Clinics closed Tuesday and Wednesday. All inpatient and emergency room services are fully operational. All elective procedures will be rescheduled.
|1/6/2014 ||Medical Detox Program Opens at University Hospital & Clinics|
University Hospital & Clinics (UHC) has re-established its Medical Detoxification Program, which is now open and seeing patients. The former medical detoxification unit, which operated under the name of First Step, has been closed since February 2012, when State of Louisiana budget reductions forced its closure.
|12/19/2013||University Hospital & Clinics Reopens Pediatric Clinic|
University Hospital & Clinics (UHC) is pleased to announce that outpatient pediatric services are returning to the UHC campus effective Monday, December 23. The Pediatric Clinic returns to the exact same location that had been previously closed by state budget cuts in June 2012.
|11/29/2013||Get Kidney Smart at LGMC|
Acadiana residents with chronic kidney disease (CKD) will
now have access to helpful education through Kidney Smart, a national program offered,
free of charge, at Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC).
|11/20/2013||LGMC a “Guardian of Excellence”|
Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) adds to its
growing list of patient satisfaction and quality awards with the most recently
acquired 2013 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for patient
|11/14/2013||LGMC Tops in Obstetrics|
Women in Acadiana highly recommend Lafayette General Medical
Center (LGMC) for Obstetrics services.
The news comes after LGMC was recently named among America’s Best Hospitals
for Obstetrics in 2014 by WomenCertified®.
|11/5/2013 ||Lafayette General Health, American Legion Hospital exploring partnership|
Legion Hospital (ALH) and Lafayette General Health (LGH) have signed a letter
of intent to explore a long-term lease agreement, whereby LGH will assume
management and operations of ALH. LGH
will enter into a multi-year lease of the hospital, its physical plant and
|10/31/2013||LGMC Named a Top Performer in U.S.|
Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) was named a
2013 recipient of the Top Performer on
Key Quality Measures for 2012 by The Joint Commission, the leading
accreditor of health care organizations in America. LGMC was recognized for excellent performance
in using evidence-based clinical processes in improving care specifically for
cases of heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia.
|10/30/2013||Lafayette General Medical Center receives 2013 Excellence Award|
Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has been
selected for the 2013 Excellence Award, amongst all its peers and competitors,
by the Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce (SBIEC).
|10/28/2013||LGMC Wins Consumer Choice Award|
Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) was
named a 2013/2014 Consumer Choice Award winner by National Research
Corporation, as announced in the Oct. 21 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine.
The annual award identifies hospitals across the U.S. that health care
consumers choose as having the highest quality and image. This is the ninth-consecutive Consumer Choice
Award for LGMC.
|10/15/2013||Lafayette General Health announces affiliation agreement with Bunkie General Hospital|
Lafayette General Health (LGH) and Bunkie General
Hospital (BGH) are proud to announce their recent clinical affiliation in order
to provide the highest quality of care to the residents of Avoyelles Parish. The goal of the partnership is to expand
patient services in BGH’s service area, with both organizations working
cooperatively to provide "best practice” medical care.
|10/7/2013 ||Cardiology services at University Hospital & Clinics get boost from Cardiovascular Institute of the South|
University Hospital & Clinics (UHC) has
announced that it is enhancing its cardiology services through a partnership
with Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS). CIS physicians working at UHC are also
primarily affiliated with Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC).
|9/30/2013 ||Lafayette General Medical Center “delivering” best in nation|
Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) is
unsurpassed in America when it comes to delivering babies at full term. The hospital has gone 39-consecutive weeks,
and counting, with zero early-elective deliveries. This means no hospital in the country has
|9/27/2013 ||LGMC operating new MRI machine|
The radiologists at Lafayette General Medical
Center (LGMC) are rather radiant these days.
LGMC installed a new, advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner
in its Radiology Department, and began using it this week. It is one of the most advanced machines of
its kind in use in the region.
|9/20/2013 ||Free Health Fair Saturday at Girard Park|
La. Rep. Vincent Pierre (District 44) is
encouraging Acadiana residents to attend a free upcoming health fair. The second annual Health and Fitness Expo, "Wellness:
A Way of Life,” is a wellness program that offers a host of free assessments
|9/17/2013 ||Lafayette General Medical Center “delivering” best in nation|
Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) is
unsurpassed in America when it comes to delivering babies at full term. The hospital has gone 39-consecutive weeks,
and counting, with zero early-elective deliveries. This means no hospital in the country has
|9/13/2013 ||LGMC accepting applications for CNA school|
Need a career move? Want to enter the nursing field? Lafayette General Medical Center’s (LGMC)
School of Health Sciences may have an opportunity for you.
|8/16/2013 ||U.S. Rep. Cassidy visits with Lafayette General officials|
U.S. Representative Bill Cassidy
(R – 6th Dist.) stopped by Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC)
on Friday, August 16 for a discussion with hospital officials about the status
of health care in America. Lafayette
General Health (LGH) President/CEO David L. Callecod, FACHE, gave Rep. Cassidy
a walking tour of the hospital while discussing issues and answering questions.
|8/14/2013 ||LGMC receives 2013 Women's Choice Award|
Women voted Lafayette
General Medical Center as an "America’s Best Hospital for Patient Experience”
for second consecutive year
|8/14/2013 ||Partners contribute $500,000 for new RN program at SLCC|
Program to anchor new Health and Sciences building on Lafayette campus
|8/6/2013 ||Dr. Brent Hebert opens St. Martinville office|
Brent E. Hebert, M.D., has opened St.
Martinville’s newest doctor’s office.
|8/2/2013 ||Lafayette General Health garners Most Wired awards, again!|
Three Lafayette General Health affiliates,
Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC), Lafayette General Surgical Hospital
(LGSH) and Opelousas General Health System (OGHS), have been recognized
as the nation’s Most Wired.
|8/1/2013 ||LHA recognizes LGMC for 75-year membership|
The Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA)recently presented an award to Lafayette General Medical Center for its 75thyear of membership with the American Hospital Association.
|7/29/2013 ||March of Dimes plans "Healthy Baby" shower|
March of Dimes and Unitedhealthcare Community Plan to host a "Healthy Baby”
shower to educate expectant moms
|7/24/2013 ||Job Fair for Registered Nurses Announced|
A job fair for registered nurses to be hired at University Hospital & Clinics (UHC) will be presented at UHC by Lafayette General Health on Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
|7/23/2013 ||CIS at Lafayette General first in La. to use clot removal system|
Nick Cavros, M.D., interventional cardiologist with Cardiovascular Institute of the South at Lafayette General Medical Center, was the first physician in Louisiana to use the ASPIRE Aspirator, a new hand-held mechanical aspirator system to remove blood clots and increase blood flow.
|7/17/2013 ||LGH Leadership Announcements|
With the addition of University Hospital and
Clinics, Lafayette General Health's Board of Trustees announces changes in
leadership. The acquisition of
University Hospital & Clinics by Lafayette General Medical Center prompted
the founding of an official health system, Lafayette General Health (LGH). The health system owns or manages five
facilities and has affiliations with Opelousas General Health System, Abbeville
General Hospital, American Legion Hospital -- Crowley, Savoy Medical Center and Franklin
Foundation. As part of the System implementation,
several leadership positions, job duties and titles have expanded or changed.
|7/16/2013 ||Cutting-Edge Surgery for
The region's first portal vein replacement, performed at Lafayette General Medical
Center, successfully treated a pancreatic cancer patient.
|7/16/2013 ||Newest Procedure to Repair Aneurysms|
A first-of-a-kind minimally invasive procedure, performed at Lafayette General Medical Center, called Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR), saves patients from the life-threatening ruptures of abdominal aortoiliac aneurysms.
|7/1/2013 ||LGMC Welcomes First Residents|
Monday morning, 22 residents arrived at Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC), marking its first official day as a teaching hospital. The residents were greeted in the lobby to a standing ovation of LGMC administrative staff, employees and physicians.
|6/28/2013 ||LGMC raises funds for Hearts of Hope|
Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) supported United
Way’s "Day of Action” by raising money for Hearts of Hope, which offers support
services for the sexually abused.
|6/27/2013 ||LGMC named "Best Hospital" in readership survey|
Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) enjoyed a pat on the back by its customers as it was voted "Best Hospital” inTheTimes of Acadiana2013 readership poll. This marked the eighth time since 2005 that the hospital landed the top spot in the annual survey. Voters also named LGMC "Best Emergency Room,” a place it has occupied every year since 2006.
|6/26/2013 ||******This is a DRILL******|
******This is a DRILL******Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) is in the middle of
an emergency/safety drill with a hazmat scenario. Had this been an actual emergency we would be providing updates at this time. ******This is a DRILL******
is a drill and is done to improve safety procedures and improve
efficiencies in the event of a real disaster******This is a DRILL******
|6/25/2013 ||University Hospital & Clinics begins new era|
University Medical Center (UMC) is now University Hospital & Clinics (UHC), as management of the hospital transfers from the State of Louisiana to Lafayette General Health (LGH) under a long-term agreement signed in May. The name change is symbolic, but does not infer a disruption in service.
|6/24/2013 ||LGMC Center of Excellence
Minimally Invasive Gynecology|
Lafayette General Medical Center announces designation as Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology at Women's Event.
|6/6/2013 ||LGMC Hosts Women's Event|
Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) is sponsoring a free
women's health information seminar on Friday, June 21 beginning at 2 p.m.
|6/3/2013 ||Cancer Survivors Day celebrated|
Cancer Center of Acadiana at Lafayette General
gathered Friday, May 31, to celebrate Cancer Survivors Day, which was observed
|5/31/2013 ||Lafayette General rallies for Oklahoma hospital|
Employees of Lafayette General Health
are accustomed to helping residents across Acadiana. On Friday, their compassion was extended to
Moore, Okla., the area devastated by a massive tornado on May 20.
|5/30/2013 ||LGMD announces new Chief Administrative Officer|
The physicians’ group Lafayette General Medical Doctors (LGMD) has announced that Al J. Patin has been named its Chief Administrative Officer starting June 24.
|5/29/2013 ||Lafayette General names CEO for UMC|
LAFAYETTE – Lafayette General is
pleased to announce that Jared L. Stark has been named Chief Executive Officer
of University Medical Center starting June 24.
|5/28/2013 ||Binding Documents Signed to Save UMC|
December 10, 2012, Lafayette General made a public pledge alongside members of
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) and Louisiana State
University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, Health Care Services
Division (LSU Health) to save University Medical Center (UMC).
|5/21/2013 ||PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT --
Parking, Emergency entrances changing
Effective June 1, parking between LGMC and the Heymann Performing Arts Center will not be available.
Visitors to the hospital are encouraged to use free valet parking (hours effective June 3: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. M-F; 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sa-Su) at the Main Entrance of LGMC (1214 Coolidge) or self-park in LGMC's parking garage across the street (1211 Coolidge).
|5/16/2013 ||St. Martin Hospital holds ribbon-cutting ceremony|
BREAUX BRIDGE, LA – St. Martin Hospital held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 15 to formally open its new Outpatient Services Wing. The 5,712 sq. ft. addition will host a variety of services, including new laboratory and radiology departments. The expansion will feature a new parking, entrance and registration area on the northeast (rear) part of the hospital off of Champagne Boulevard.
|5/9/2013 ||Cancer Center of Acadiana opens Crowley location|
Lafayette General Medical
Center (LGMC) has expanded its Commission on Cancer-accredited oncology services
to the residents of Acadia Parish with the opening of Cancer Center of Acadiana
(CCA) at American Legion Hospital.
|4/25/2013 ||Cancer Center of Acadiana Earns National Accreditation|
Cancer Center of Acadiana (CCA) at Lafayette General is now among the elite group of cancer care providers recognized as an Accredited Cancer Program. The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC) recently granted a three-year accreditation to CCA, with commendation.
|4/25/2013 ||LGMC wins one of four 2013 Innov8 Lafayette Awards|
Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) is building on its storied history of medical "firsts” in Acadiana. Innov8 Lafayette named LGMC one of its 2013 Innov8 Award winners for opening the first telemedicine clinic in Acadiana. The awards were presented in a ceremony April 22 at the Acadiana Center for the Arts.
|3/28/2013 ||LGMC to celebrate "Donate Life Month" in April|
Lafayette General Medical Center, LOPA and Southern Eye Bank
partner to celebrate Acadiana’s heroes and raise awareness for organ, tissue
and cornea donation
|3/25/2013 ||Lafayette, LGMC prospering together|
The city of Lafayette has been an up-and-coming mid-sized metro for many years and, based on recent data, is still far from hitting its peak. While much of the nation is trudging through a slow economic recovery, Lafayette is a city on the move and helping lead the nation in economic growth. Part of that growth includes Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC), which has enhanced the city’s upward trajectory.
|3/11/2013 ||CIS Physicians at LGMC are First to Use New Technology|
Lafayette General Medical Center is the first hospital in the area to adopt a new technology that saves heart muscle during heart attacks. Traditional methods during cardiac catheterizations restore blood flow to the heart, but the procedure itself can cause damage to the heart muscle. Patients are typically provided with IV medication during and following the procedure to protect the patient. After the procedure, blood thinners are prescribed to dissolve clots and to prevent new clots from forming inside the stent. However, recent data suggests one in two patients do not fill necessary prescriptions, which can lead to readmission and possibly a subsequent heart attack.
|1/24/2013 ||LGMC Pharmacy earns 'Site of the Year' award|
The Pharmacy Department at Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC)
landed a prestigious "Site of the Year” award from Comprehensive Pharmacy
Services (CPS) for the South Central Region. The 2013 Site of the Year award was presented to Shane
Domingue, pharmacy director at LGMC. CPS is the leading pharmacy services provider to hospitals
and integrated health systems in the nation.
|1/23/2013 ||Cancer Center of Acadiana hires respected psychologist|
Center of Acadiana at Lafayette General (CCA), through its comprehensive
approach to cancer treatment, has been a pioneer in patient care for
Acadiana. That comprehensive strategy
has just been expanded with the addition of psychologist Glenn Ally, Ph.D., MP,
to the treatment team.
|1/15/2013 ||CCA helps patient celebrate 100th birthday|
This doctor’s visit had quite a surprise. Unbeknownst to Clarence Lege, a patient
making a routine appointment Tuesday at Cancer Center of Acadiana at Lafayette
General (CCA), his visit turned into a party celebrating his 100th
birthday, which was a day earlier.
|1/14/2013 ||Lafayette General Surgical Hospital gets customer satisfaction honor|
Lafayette General Surgical Hospital (LGSH) has been named recipient of
the 2012 Press Ganey Summit Award for Inpatient Satisfaction. The award was given in recognition of
LGSH reaching and sustaining the highest level of customer satisfaction and
core measures for three-consecutive years, from 2009-2012.
|1/4/2013 ||Lafayette General hires top Orthopedic surgeons|
Lafayette General Health System strengthened its
award-winning orthopedic services with the employment of John P. Schutte, M.D.,
and E. Scott Yerger, M.D., beginning December 31, 2012.
|12/24/2012||New director for Lafayette General Foundation announced|
Lafayette General Medical Center announces the
appointment of Geoff Daily as the Development Director of Lafayette General
Foundation for Healthcare Innovation.
|12/18/2012||Internal Medicine Offices Opening in Grant Molett Complex|
It’s a new setting for familiar faces in the Lafayette General Internal
Medicine Suite. Updates to the 10,342 sq. ft. office complex are nearing
completion. Physicians and staff are
moving in and are accepting patients.
|12/11/2012||LGMC and LSU/UMC working on management agreement|
LAFAYETTE, LA - Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
(DHH) Secretary Bruce Greenstein and Louisiana State University and
Agricultural and Mechanical College, Health Care Services Division (LSU) Executive
Vice President Frank Opelka joined Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC)
President and CEO David L. Callecod, FACHE, hospital leaders, physicians and
area legislators on Monday to announce plans concerning a public-private
partnership between LGMC and LSU.
|12/10/2012||Lafayette native to be featured in Rose Parade|
Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) and Lafayette General Medical Center
(LGMC) are proud to announce Ryan Viator, a Lafayette native and LOPA hero, will
be honored on the Donate Life float, Journeys of
the Heart, in the 2013 Rose Parade on
New Year’s Day. Ryan gave the ultimate gift – the gift of life – through organ, tissue and eye donation. Ryan’s
family will view his floragraph for the first time at 10am on December 12, 2012
in the LGMC Pavilion lobby (1st floor). We invite you to join us as
we celebrate Ryan’s gifts with his family.
|12/4/2012 ||Tree of Life Ceremony slated|
8 the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA), Lafayette General
Center (LGMC) and Southern Eye Bank (SEB) will host their annual Tree of
Life ceremony. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in LGMC’s
Boulevard Bistro (first floor cafeteria), 1214 Coolidge Street.
|11/29/2012||Consumers Choose Lafayette General|
Medical Center has recently been honored with a 2012/2013 Consumer Choice
Award, from National Research Corporation (NRC), ranking it as one of the
nation’s top hospitals for quality and image. This is the eighth time that
Lafayette General receives the honor.
|11/21/2012||Cancer Center of Acadiana receives "Compassion" award|
Cancer Center of Acadiana (CCA) at Lafayette General was recently honored with the
Core Value Award of Compassion – the first award of its kind presented by
Dexcomm Answering and Communications Services. The award is presented for professional excellence in
focusing on the care of others to meet their needs in a considerate,
sympathetic, professional manner, no matter the challenge.
|11/5/2012 ||LaHIE Celebrates One Year Anniversary|
The Louisiana Health Information Exchange (LaHIE) celebrated its one year anniversary on Nov. 4, 2012.
|11/5/2012 ||Nurse Director named at Lafayette Behavioral Health Unit|
Kandy Collins, MSN, APRN, CS–has been appointed as Nurse Director of
the Lafayette Behavioral Health Unit, a division of Lafayette General
|10/29/2012||Lafayette Physician is first in world to use new device|
Nick Cavros, M.D., cardiologist at Cardiovascular Institute of
the South, is the first in the world to utilize the Closys HD device in the CloSys™ Closure System IDE Trial. Dr. Cavros serves as the Principal
Investigator for this trial at Lafayette General Medical Center.
|10/26/2012||Gumbo Cook-off held|
LGMC's Annual Gumbo Cook-off to benefit United Way was held Friday, Oct. 26 on the fifth floor of the Burdin Riehl parking garage.
|10/24/2012||LGMC organ donation earns Bronze Award|
The Department of
Health and Human Services (HHS) announced awards for hospitals, organ
procurement organizations and transplant programs across the nation for their
success in increasing the number of organs available and transplanted. Lafayette General Medical Center was
given a Bronze Award for achieving a 75 percent or greater collaborative
|10/18/2012||Surge Tent a sign of community health|
The Surge Tent will work like an emergency room. The truck that pulls it
will offer climate control in its command center to help make the
entire unit work like a real surface hospital as much as possible. This
would free up the LEMU to mobilize towards more emergent demands, rather
than serving as the go-to location for all medical needs.
|10/17/2012||AHA/LHA present Rep. Boustany with award at LGMC|
The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Louisiana Hospital
Association (LHA) today presented Rep. Charles Boustany, M.D. (R-LA),
the Health Care Champion Award for his outstanding contributions to health care public policy.
|10/3/2012 ||Groundbreaking Ceremony Held|
An official groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. in the main lobby of the hospital to kick off the $52.5 million expansion and renovation project that is now underway. The ceremony included public officials, hospital administrators and board members, and representatives from the architectural, design and construction firms.
|9/20/2012 ||LGMC Neuroscience program attains Center of Excellence status|
program at Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has attained Center of
Excellence status based on the results of the most current Neuroscience Center
of Excellence Survey®
. This prestigious designation is reserved
only for the highest achievers participating in the nationwide survey.
|9/20/2012 ||New x-ray technology guides surgeons|
The most exacting moment during surgeries of
the spine, head or neck is when the neurosurgeon aligns his surgical
instruments to the precise area in the patient’s anatomy where hardware or
implants must be placed. Until now, they have placed screws or other
hardware in those areas of the body guided by CT scans, MRI’s or x-rays taken
prior to surgery. New technology has dramatically improved this process
and has made the placement of the necessary hardware more efficient and
|9/12/2012 ||Lafayette General Foundation Gala and Art Auction|
It will be an elegant evening for fine art and a worthy cause, as the
Lafayette General Foundation hosts its second-annual Gala and Art
Auction on October 2 at the Heymann Performing Arts and Convention Center.
|9/5/2012 ||LGMC Named Top 100 for Patient Experience by WomenCertified®|
The Women’s Choice Award is based on robust criteria that consider
female patient satisfaction and what women say they want from a hospital
including quality physician communications, responsiveness of nurses
and support staff, cleanliness and trusted referrals from other women.
|8/24/2012 ||Rep. Boustany visits LGMC officials|
U.S. Representative Charles
Boustany Jr. stopped by Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) on Tuesday,
August 21 for a discussion with top hospital officials about the status of
health care in America.
|8/17/2012 ||St. Martin Hospital holds groundbreaking ceremony|
BREAUX BRIDGE – St. Martin Hospital held a groundbreaking ceremony on its
hospital grounds Friday, August 17 to formally kick off a significant expansion
of the facility. Hospital
officials and Chamber of Commerce members were on hand for the ceremonial start
of the expansion project.
|7/16/2012 ||LGMC named 2012 "Most Wired"|
Nation’s Most Wired Hospitals Improve Efficiency
with Health Information Technology
|7/2/2012 ||LGMC Stroke Center earns Bronze Award|
The Stroke Center
at Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) received a Bronze Award under the American
Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s "Get With The Guidelines®”
program. The award recognizes
hospitals that demonstrate a high level of compliance with certain criteria
outlined within the program.
|6/19/2012 ||LGMC voted top hospital in Acadiana|
LAFAYETTE – Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) retained its
traditional top spot as the "Best of Acadiana” when it was once again named
Best Hospital in The Times of Acadiana annual readership survey. The 2012 results named LGMC Best Emergency Department, Best Hospital and Best Cancer Center, in addition to being runner-up in the Place to Have a Baby and Walk-In Clinic/Urgent Care categories.
|6/12/2012 ||LGMC record keeping earns higher status|
As of June
2012, just 6.2 percent of the more than 5,300 U.S. hospitals tracked by HIMSS
Analytics had reached Stage 6 on its Electronic Medical Record Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM).
As of June 2012, there are 335 U.S. hospitals that have achieved Stage 6. LGMC has now been recognized as a Stage 6 facility.
|6/11/2012 ||Bariatric surgery more than about weight loss|
Nelwyn and Paul Babineaux of Carencro decided to undergo metabolic surgery last year. The beneficial effects were more than they imagined. Not only did the surgery lead to weight loss, other ailments associated with obesity, including diabetes, have nearly vanished. This is the story of how their new relationship with eating has dramatically changed their lives.
|5/30/2012 ||LGMC to air live cases for TV feed|
LAFAYETTE Drs. Nick Cavros, Raghotham Patlola, John Patterson and Kalyan
Veerina will be performing case procedures throughout a live TV feed
from Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) June 6-8. The broadcasts
will air during the largest peripheral vascular conference in the United
States in New Orleans this summer.
|5/24/2012 ||Abbeville General opens Cancer Center of Acadiana affiliate|
LGMC's Cancer Center of
Acadiana (CCA) will open a new Cancer Center of Acadiana at Abbeville General
beginning on May 28. The CCA at
Abbeville General will offer the same clinical treatments as those in Lafayette
and in renowned cancer centers in Houston and throughout the country.
|5/23/2012 ||NICU Reunion Party Held|
Lafayette General held a reunion party at Sugar Mill Pond on May 19 for parents and youngsters to reconnect with former caregivers from the hospitals Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
|5/15/2012 ||Stuller, Inc. and Lafayette General partner to launch telemedicine clinic|
Stuller, Inc. and Lafayette
General Medical Center (LGMC) have partnered to bring the next generation of
healthcare to Lafayette. Acadiana's first telemedicine clinic opened May 7 inside of Stuller's global
headquarters, providing its 1,200 associates daily access to primary care
physicians and other medical resources.
|5/2/2012 ||LGMC wraps up National Donate Life Month|
Lafayette General Medical Center concluded National Donate Life
Month in April by affirming that hundreds of lives were touched through organ
and tissue donations at the hospital during the month-long observation.
|5/1/2012 ||LGMC has Bicentennial Babies|
Lafayette General Medical Center participated in the Louisiana Hospital Association's Bicentennial Babies program by giving out medals and certificates to parents of babies born April 30, the bicentennial anniversary of Louisiana's statehood.
|4/25/2012 ||Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Closing|
Lafayette General Medical
Center (LGMC) announced on Wednesday that it will close its eight-bed Pediatric
Intensive Care Unit (PICU) after the treatment of one
current patient is complete.
|4/17/2012 ||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.
|4/3/2012 ||LGMC Receives Prestigious LOPA Award|
Lafayette General was presented with Southern Eye Bank's 2011 Hospital of the Year award for helping to give the gift of sight.
|3/27/2012 ||You're a Nurse; Think you've got what it takes?|
|3/12/2012 ||Advanced Medical Awarded Accreditation|
Lafayette General Medical
Centerâ€™s durable home medical equipment company, Advanced Medical Supplies and
Services, has once again achieved the Award of Accreditation from the
Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation, with no deficiencies.
|3/6/2012 ||LGMC Continues Award Winning Care|
HealthGrades, the nation’s
most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality
outcomes, named LGMC a recipient of the 2012 HealthGrades Gastrointestinal Care
and General Surgery Excellence Awards.
|2/3/2012 ||LGMC Nurse Practitioner Saves a Life|
Deedra Harrington’s intuition leads her to giving CPR to a
jogger in Girard Park.
|1/5/2012 ||Bariatric Center of Excellence|
bariatric surgery department at Lafayette General Medical Center has recently
been designated as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® (BSCOE) by the
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, as well as the Surgical
|12/16/2011||St. Martin Renovation|
Renovations coming to St. Martin Hospital...
|11/22/2011||LGMC and OGHS Partner to Pilot LaHIE|
LGMC and OGHS are the first two hospitals in the State of Louisiana to pilot the Louisiana Health Information Exchange (LaHIE).
|11/7/2011 ||LGMC To Honor The Ragin' Cajuns|
LGMC will be giving every baby born a Ragin' Cajuns book.
|10/27/2011||Lafayette Neurologist Presents in Boston|
Dr. Thomas Forest recently presented a case study at the 2011 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference in Boston.
|10/20/2011||LGMC CEO Inducted Into Hall of Fame|
LGMC President and CEO, David Callecod, FACHE, was recently named among the country's most committed and influential leaders in the health care industry.
|10/19/2011||LGMC Announces LPN School Closure|
|9/16/2011 ||Article by HCE Exchange- Lafayette General Medical Center: David Callecod, President/CEO|
HCE Exchange provides insight from distinguished leaders on a variety of topics covering the full spectrum of the healthcare industry.
|8/10/2011 ||LGMC's Emergency Department Earns 'Silver Bear' Designation|
This designation recognizes Emergency Departments that meet nationally recognized criteria...
|7/19/2011 ||LGMC Partners with Text4Baby to Improve Prenatal and Infant Care|
|7/7/2011 ||Top Hospitals in Louisiana|
As featured in the July/ August issue of Louisiana Life Magazine, LGMC is again listed as a top hospital...
|7/6/2011 ||Hospitals Join Forces to Provide High Quality Patient Care|
LGMC and OGHS are proud to announce their recent affiliation in order to...
|6/29/2011 ||Lafayette General Receives Award for Quality & Service Excellence|
Lafayette General was selected from among 800 health care organizations...
|6/17/2011 ||Lafayette General Announces First Cancer Treatments in Louisiana with TrueBeam|
New technology is faster and more accurate for precise treatment ...
|6/14/2011 ||CyberKnife Patient Shares Her Story of Hope|
This woman took cancer treatment matters into her own hands . . .
|5/2/2011 ||Lafayette General & CIS Welcome Two Cardiologists to the World-Class Team|
Drs. Nick Cavros and John Patterson are welcomed to our team of cardiologists. . .
|4/20/2011 ||'Intensivist' Services Improve Intensive Care at LGMC|
Shown to reduce the risk of patient mortality in ICU by 40% . . .
|4/7/2011 ||LGMC Awarded Certification from The Joint Commission|
As a certified stroke center, LGMC can significantly improve outcomes . . .
|2/10/2011 ||LGMC Partners with Cardiovascular Institute of the South|
|12/30/2010||New Executives Announced|
|12/6/2010 ||LGMC Outpatient Lab Has Moved|
|11/2/2010 ||Mammogram Winners Selected|
|10/15/2010||Access to ICU Now Via Main Elevators, Instead of ER|
|9/17/2010 ||Wear Red Day Winner!|
|8/30/2010 ||Lafayette General Medical Center Wins Prestigious
Excellence in Patient Care Award for Doctor Communication
|7/5/2010 ||'Best of Acadiana' Winner|
Times of Acadiana readers voted us #1 Hospital and #1 Emergency Room . . .
|5/27/2010 ||Lafayette General Surgical Hospital Receives Platinum Quality Award|
|2/10/2010 ||New Technology Uses GPS-like System to Reach Lung Lesions|
A three-dimensional virtual 'roadmap' of the lungs guides doctors . . .