|In the News|
|2/10/2010 ||New Technology Uses GPS-like System to Reach Lung Lesions|
A three-dimensional virtual 'roadmap' of the lungs guides doctors . . .
|5/20/2010 ||LGMC Welcomes New Radiation Oncologist|
Brent Mahoney, MD, PhD, is specialty-trained in CyberKnife . . .
|5/27/2010 ||Lafayette General Surgical Hospital Receives Platinum Quality Award|
|7/5/2010 ||'Best of Acadiana' Winner|
Times of Acadiana readers voted us #1 Hospital and #1 Emergency Room . . .
|8/30/2010 ||Lafayette General Medical Center Wins Prestigious
Excellence in Patient Care Award for Doctor Communication
|9/17/2010 ||Wear Red Day Winner!|
|10/15/2010||Access to ICU Now Via Main Elevators, Instead of ER|
|11/2/2010 ||Mammogram Winners Selected|
|12/6/2010 ||LGMC Outpatient Lab Has Moved|
|12/30/2010||New Executives Announced|
|2/10/2011 ||LGMC Partners with Cardiovascular Institute of the South|
|4/7/2011 ||LGMC Awarded Certification from The Joint Commission|
As a certified stroke center, LGMC can significantly improve outcomes . . .
|4/20/2011 ||'Intensivist' Services Improve Intensive Care at LGMC|
Shown to reduce the risk of patient mortality in ICU by 40% . . .
|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. . .
|6/14/2011 ||CyberKnife Patient Shares Her Story of Hope|
This woman took cancer treatment matters into her own hands . . .
|6/17/2011 ||Lafayette General Announces First Cancer Treatments in Louisiana with TrueBeam|
New technology is faster and more accurate for precise treatment ...
|6/29/2011 ||Lafayette General Receives Award for Quality & Service Excellence|
Lafayette General was selected from among 800 health care organizations...
|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...
|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...
|7/19/2011 ||LGMC Partners with Text4Baby to Improve Prenatal and Infant Care|
|8/10/2011 ||LGMC's Emergency Department Earns 'Silver Bear' Designation|
This designation recognizes Emergency Departments that meet nationally recognized criteria...
|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.
|10/19/2011||LGMC Announces LPN School Closure|
|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.
|10/27/2011||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.
|11/7/2011 ||LGMC To Honor The Ragin' Cajuns|
LGMC will be giving every baby born a Ragin' Cajuns book.
|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).
|12/16/2011||St. Martin Renovation|
Renovations coming to St. Martin Hospital...
|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
|2/3/2012 ||LGMC Nurse Practitioner Saves a Life|
Deedra Harrington’s intuition leads her to giving CPR to a
jogger in Girard Park.
|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.
|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.
|3/27/2012 ||You're a Nurse; Think you've got what it takes?|
|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.
|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.
|4/25/2012 ||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.
|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.
|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.
|5/15/2012 ||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.
|5/23/2012 ||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).
|5/24/2012 ||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.
|5/30/2012 ||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.
|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.
|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.
|6/19/2012 ||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.
|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.
|7/16/2012 ||LGMC named 2012 "Most Wired"|
Nation’s Most Wired Hospitals Improve Efficiency
with Health Information Technology
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|9/20/2012 ||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
|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.
|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.
|10/18/2012||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.
|10/24/2012||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
|10/26/2012||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.
|10/29/2012||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.
|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
|11/5/2012 ||LaHIE Celebrates One Year Anniversary|
The Louisiana Health Information Exchange (LaHIE) celebrated its one year anniversary on Nov. 4, 2012.
|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.
|11/29/2012||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.
|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.
|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.
|12/11/2012||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.
|12/18/2012||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.
|12/24/2012||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.
|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.
|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.
|1/15/2013 ||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.
|1/23/2013 ||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.
|1/24/2013 ||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.
|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.
|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.
|3/28/2013 ||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
|4/5/2013 ||LGMC Hospital of the Year for third time in four years|
National Donate Life Month, recognized in April, was recently
kicked off at a press conference in the lobby at Lafayette General Medical
Center (LGMC). The event celebrated
donor heroes and honored LGMC’s involvement in registered organ, tissue and
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|5/21/2013 ||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).