Three Lafayette General Health entities awarded 2018 Funds for Safety Grants

05/21/2018

Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital (AKMH), Lafayette General Surgical Hospital (LGSH) and St. Martin Hospital (SMH) received the 2018 Funds for Safety Grants. The Funds for Safety Grant Program was created in 2012 by the Louisiana Hospital Association Trust Fund to help fund its members’ initiatives to improve patient or visitor safety. Since its creation, the grant program has awarded more than $1.7 million to fund approximately 100 unique projects for facilities in Louisiana.

Four Lafayette General Health entities recognized as Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018

05/18/2018

Lafayette General Medical Doctors, Lafayette General Surgical Hospital, St. Martin Hospital and University Hospital & Clinics named to esteemed list

Lafayette General Medical Center named first Baby-Friendly birth facility in Lafayette

05/09/2018

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has received prestigious, international recognition as a designated Baby-Friendly birth facility. LGMC is the first hospital in Lafayette to receive this designation and has worked toward that goal for the past three years.

Lafayette General Foundation now accepting applications for Alana Brooke Duhon Memorial Scholarship

05/04/2018

Lafayette General Foundation (LGF) is now accepting applications for the Alana Brooke Duhon Memorial Scholarship. The $500 scholarship encourages eligible North Vermillion High School (NVHS) softball team members to pursue an academic career in the medical field.

St. Martin Hospital held a ribbon-cutting for their Wound Care Center.

05/04/2018

St. Martin Hospital (SMH) held a ribbon-cutting on May 3, 2018 for their Wound Care Center. This is the first Wound Care Center in St. Martin Parish. SMH now offers advanced wound care services under internationally-acclaimed wound care expert, Kerry T. Thibodeaux, M.D., FACS., Board Certified General Surgeon, Vascular Surgeon and Wound Care Specialist to its medical staff.

University Hospital & Clinics becomes a Medicare Certified Diabetes Self-Management Education program through AADE-Accreditation

04/26/2018

University Hospital & Clinics (UHC) was recently named an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), a National Accredited Organization (NAO), certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This will allow people with diabetes in and around Lafayette increased access to high-quality diabetes education services.

Lafayette General Health issues formal letter to State officials asserting termination of Cooperative Endeavor Agreement

04/03/2018

The termination will be effective June 30 if the State does not appropriate full funding by that date.

Building on Quality Health Care Close to Home -4th Annual AGH Spring Gala Raises funds for ER Project

03/22/2018

Building on Quality Healthcare Close to Home was the general theme of the evening as more than 360 supporters joined together at the Grand Opera House of the South on Friday, March 16, for the 4th Annual Acadia General Hospital Spring Gala. The evening event grossed over $180,000 to benefit the expansion and renovation for the hospital’s new Emergency Room. Crowley residents, Donna and George Corley, served as honorary gala chairpersons, and for the 4th year in a row, Elder Outreach served as the presenting sponsor of the event.

Alana Duhon Memorial Fund Announced

02/28/2018

On February 4, 2018, a member of the Lafayette General Health (LGH) family incurred a tragic loss. Stacy Duhon, Clinical Implementation Specialist, lost her daughter, Alana Duhon, in a car accident. To support Duhon in her time of need, Lafayette General Foundation (LGF) established the Alana Duhon Memorial Fund.

Lafayette General Foundation Executive Director Selected for “2017 Silicon Bayou 100” for the second year in a row.

02/27/2018

Lafayette General Foundation (LGF) Executive Director Cian Robinson was named by Silicon Bayou News to the 2017 Silicon Bayou 100 for the second year in a row. Now in its sixth year, the awards recognize the 100 most influential and active people in tech and entrepreneurship in Louisiana.

Eat Fit Continues Statewide Expansion in Partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Louisiana

02/26/2018

Program encourages nutritious choices and helps manage health issues including diabetes, cholesterol and high blood pressure.

JeanPaul Judice Memorial Fund Announced

02/12/2018

On January 16, two members of the Lafayette General Health (LGH) family, Remi and Lisa Judice, lost their son JeanPaul “JP” in a tragic accident. To support the Judice Family in their time of need, Lafayette General Foundation (LGF) established the JeanPaul Judice Memorial Fund.

Lafayette General Foundation Receives $4,000 Donation from Cancer Fighters Art Inc.

02/12/2018

Lafayette General Foundation (LGF) received a $4,000 donation from a local organization whose primary focus is fighting cancer. The donation comes from Cancer Fighters Art, Inc., (CFA) and proceeds generated during their annual art exhibition fundraiser.

Lafayette General Health Welcomes Family Medicine physician Marc Fernandez, M.D.

01/29/2018

Lafayette General Health (LGH) welcomes its newest family medicine physician, Marc Fernandez, M.D., who will take over the practice of Mitchell Dugas, M.D.

UPDATE: Lafayette General Urgent Care Centers, UHC Urgent Care Clinic and UHC Clinics are closed today.

01/17/2018

UPDATE: Lafayette General Urgent Care Centers, UHC Urgent Care Clinic and UHC Clinics are closed today.

Lafayette General Urgent Care Centers, UHC Urgent Care Clinic and UHC Clinics are closing due to weather.

01/16/2018

Lafayette General Urgent Care Centers, UHC Urgent Care Clinic and UHC Clinics are closing due to weather.

Lafayette General Urgent Care Centers, UHC Urgent Care Clinic and UHC Clinics operating hours announced.

01/16/2018

UPDATE: Lafayette General Urgent Care Centers, UHC Urgent Care Clinic and UHC Clinics operating hours.

Acadia General Hospital holds kickoff ceremony for Expansion and Renovation Project

12/05/2017

On Tuesday, Acadia General Hospital started its expansion and renovation project that will feature a new ER. As part of the official ceremony held at the hospital, Joe Mitchell, CEO of AGH and David Callecod, FACHE, President of Lafayette General Health unveiled the construction sign for the project.

Acadia General Hospital to hold a groundbreaking ceremony for Emergency Department Expansion and Renovation

11/27/2017

Lafayette General Health is proud to announce the expansion and renovation development plan for the emergency department (ER) at Acadia General Hospital (AGH). The public is invited to a groundbreaking ceremony at AGH on December 5, at 11 a.m.

St. Martin Hospital Receives National Recognition for Performance Leadership in Patient Perspective

11/21/2017

On National Rural Health Day, November 16th, St. Martin Hospital was recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in patient perspective, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation.

Lafayette General Health Receives 2017 Press Ganey Awards for Achieving and Sustaining Excellence

11/15/2017

Lafayette General Health (LGH) has earned multiple awards from Press Ganey, a leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations.

LGMC Receives the 2017 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care

11/13/2017

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. LGMC is one of 412 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for cancer care in the U.S.

Lafayette General Health to build comprehensive Orthopedic Center of Excellence program at Lafayette General Southwest

11/03/2017

Through a multi-phase approach, Lafayette General Health (LGH) plans to transform Lafayette General Southwest (LGSW) into an Orthopedic Center of Excellence and post-acute facility while maintaining an emergency room. The transition is expected to take place in March 2018.

LGMC Announces Chapel Expansion & Renovation Plans

10/30/2017

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) announces its plans to expand and renovate its chapel and pastoral care offices by 1,100 square feet. The chapel, located on the first floor of LGMC near the gift shop, is expected to be complete in Fall 2018.

LGH Wins Prestigious Award for the Use of Predictive Medical Technology

10/23/2017

Wouldn’t it be great if doctors knew you were getting sick before you actually were sick? With Lafayette General Health’s sepsis early prediction technology, patients are being identified and treated before their condition worsens.

Lafayette General Medical Center Now Offering Device Shown to Reduce Recurrent Ischemic Stroke Risk

10/17/2017

First in Acadiana to implant only FDA-approved device designed to prevent blood clots from entering the brain by sealing a hole in the heart

Lafayette General Urgent Care Now Offering Online Reservations

10/05/2017

Lafayette General Urgent Cares now offers patients the option to reserve their place line before they go, with online reservations.

Lafayette General Medical Center Expanding Catheterization Labs

10/02/2017

Phase one of a three-phase catheterization lab renovation and expansion project is nearly complete at Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC).

LGMC Receives the 2017 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics

09/26/2017

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics by Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. It is the only award recognizing excellence in obstetric services based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.

Lafayette General Foundation Announces Mayci Breaux Scholarship Winner

09/25/2017

Lafayette General Foundation is honored to announce the 2017 recipient of the Mayci Breaux Scholarship Fund. The announcement comes on a special day, as September 25th is Mayci’s birthday.

AKMH Outpatient Department Expands Hours

09/20/2017

Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital (AKMH) is expanding the hours of its Outpatient Department.  The department will begin seeing patients on Saturday mornings from 7 a.m. - Noon, starting October 7.

Lafayette General named ‘Great Oncology Program’ for 2017

09/19/2017

Becker's Hospital Review recently released its 2017 edition of “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with great oncology programs”. Only two facilities in Louisiana earned recognition, Lafayette General Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center. In 2015, Lafayette General Health and Ochsner Health System formed a strategic partnership to increase local access to care, improve quality and reduce the cost of healthcare for patients across southwest Louisiana.

New Family Physician Coming to Kaplan

09/19/2017

Lafayette General Health and Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital welcome family medicine physician Shauna Bienvenu, M.D., who is opening her practice in Kaplan on October 16.

Lafayette General Medical Center Joins WomenHeart: National Hospital Alliance

09/13/2017

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has recently partnered with WomenHeart: National Hospital Alliance (NHA). NHA is a program of WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. It is the nation’s only patient centered organization serving nearly 48 million American women living with or at risk for heart disease.

New Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic Opens in Lafayette as Part of Ochsner Strategic Partnership

09/12/2017

Lafayette General Health and Ochsner Health System hosted a ribbon cutting and open house on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, to celebrate the opening of a new pediatric subspecialty clinic, a joint venture between Lafayette General Medical Center and Ochsner Hospital for Children.

Hurricane Harvey Safety Tips

08/25/2017

Lafayette General Health system and all of its hospitals are completing the necessary checklists in the event Southwest and South Central Louisiana are impacted by Hurricane Harvey. As the region’s trauma program, Lafayette General Medical Center is preparing for a potential influx of patients if hospitals in low lying areas are evacuated.

LGMC Receives the 2017 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics

08/24/2017

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics by Women’s Choice Award®. LGMC is one of 374 award recipients representing hospitals with comprehensive orthopedic programs that meet certain customer survey scores and wellness criteria.

Lafayette General Foundation’s Healthcare Innovation Fund Invests in HealthLoop

07/21/2017

Lafayette General Foundation (LGF) recently invested in HealthLoop, a patient engagement and care coordination business based in Moutain View, CA. HealtLoop received $500,000 in funds as part of the Healthcare Innovation Fund’s effort to fuel and finance new products and services that can improve the healthcare industry.

Lafayette General Southwest Receives the 2017 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care

07/17/2017

Lafayette General Southwest (LGSW), a campus of Lafayette General Medical Center, has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care by Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. Emergency Room waiting times are one of the key measurements for the award.

Lafayette General Medical Center Moves into D4 Phase Toward Becoming a Baby-Friendly Hospital

07/14/2017

Baby-Friendly USA, Inc., announced Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has achieved D4 – Designation phase, in the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI). Becoming a Baby-Friendly Hospital is a comprehensive, detailed and thorough journey towards excellence in providing evidence-based maternity care with the goal of achieving optimal infant feeding outcomes and mother/baby bonding.

Lafayette General Foundation Taking Applications for Mayci Breaux Scholarship

07/13/2017

Lafayette General Foundation (LGF) is now accepting applications for the Mayci Breaux Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will be awarded to the student(s) who most exemplify Mayci’s passion for life and her pursuit of academic excellence in the field of radiologic technology.

Lafayette General Health Named 2017 Most Wired

07/12/2017

Lafayette General Health (LGH) has been named a winner of the 2017 Most Wired award by the American Hospital Association (AHA). It’s the second year in a row LGH has received this honor as a health system. Lafayette General Medical Center earned Most Wired accolades each year since 2012.

UHC to Open Region’s First Urgent Care Clinic to Accept Medicaid

07/11/2017

University Hospital and Clinics (UHC) is opening a new Urgent Care Clinic at 2390 West Congress St., Entrance 1 (West Clinic) to serve Medicaid patients across Acadiana. The clinic will start seeing patients on Thursday, July 13. It is believed to be the first and only after hours urgent care that accepts Medicaid.

St. Martin Hospital Opens New Medicaid Clinic

07/06/2017

St. Martin Hospital (SMH) is opening a new Medicaid Clinic located in the St. Martin Hospital Specialty Center. The clinic will start seeing patients on Monday, July 10.

St. Martin Hospital Named Anticoagulation Center of Excellence

06/29/2017

St. Martin Hospital (SMH) is pleased to announce it has passed the Anticoagulation Forum’s assessment test and has been named an Anticoagulation Center of Excellence. This illustrates SMH’s strong commitment to providing the highest level of care to patients taking antithrombotic medications in St. Martin Parish.

Lafayette General Medical Doctors Join Blue Cross Program to Boost Patients’ Health

06/26/2017

The primary care providers of Lafayette General Medical Doctors (LGMD) have joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana’s innovative Quality Blue Primary Care (QBPC) program, beginning July 1.

Kevin R. Hargrave, M.D.

Local Neurologist One of Few In Country With Certification

06/13/2017

Kevin R. Hargrave, M.D., Medical Director of Neuroscience Center of Acadiana at Lafayette General and Co-Medical Director of Sleep Center of Acadiana at Lafayette General, recently received the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) Neuroimaging Certification. Only 26 physicians in the entire country passed the most recent exam, demonstrating expert knowledge in their subsequent areas. Dr. Hargrave now holds the distinction of being the only physician in Acadiana, and one of six in the entire state, to be considered a UCNS neuroimaging Diplomate. While there are over 16,000 neurologists currently practicing in the U.S., only 206 are physician Diplomates certified in Neuroimaging.

The James M. Cox Foundation announces $250,000 grant to Lafayette General Foundation

06/09/2017

Funds will expand telemedicine, providing access to school-based healthcare to 8,000 St. Martin Parish students

Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital Celebrates Two Years with Lafayette General Health

06/01/2017

Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital (AKMH) is celebrating the 2-year anniversary of their long-term lease agreement with Lafayette General Health (LGH), whereby LGH expanded management and operational control.

Cancer Center of Acadiana at Acadia General Celebrates Anniversary

05/24/2017

Cancer Center of Acadiana (CCA) at Acadia General celebrated its four-year anniversary on May 9. CCA opened in Crowley to serve Acadia parish residents, eliminating the need to drive to Houston, or even Lafayette, for cancer treatment and services.

First of its Kind DBS Procedure Performed at LGMC

05/22/2017

For patients undergoing frameless Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), Medtronic’s Nexframe™ with O-arm™ imaging at Lafayette General Medical Center is proving to be a success. Neurosurgeon Alan Appley, M.D., performed the first two frameless DBS procedures utilizing this technique in Louisiana on April 27th.

Lafayette General Receives the 2017 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Stroke Centers

05/18/2017

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has been named one of America’s Best Stroke Centers by Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. This evidence-based designation is the only Stroke Center award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that considers female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.

Joseph Mitchell Named New CEO at Acadia General Hospital

05/11/2017

Lafayette General Health (LGH) is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph Mitchell as Chief Executive Officer of Acadia General Hospital (AGH), effective June 26, 2017. Interim CEO Glenn Dailey will return to his role as Associate Administrator.

St. Martin Hospital Celebrates Another Successful Fundraiser

05/08/2017

St. Martin Hospital (SMH) and Lafayette General Foundation (LGF) hosted its second annual St. Martin Hospital Celebration event. Held at Poche Bridge Country Club, the event featured; live music, a cigar and bourbon bar and a live and silent auction that included artwork and vacation getaways. The event raised more than $40,000 which will go towards improvements and upgrades at SMH.

LGMC and LGSW Named One of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety

04/26/2017

Women’s Choice Award® has named Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) and Lafayette General Southwest (LGSW) two of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety. This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best healthcare facilities based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and what women say they want from a hospital.

Lafayette General Foundation Announces New Program at LGMC

04/24/2017

Lafayette General Foundation (LGF) announces “NICU Rocks”, a cuddling program that utilizes volunteers from the Lafayette General Health (LGH) Volunteer Program to rock and cuddle infants born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). It is also geared towards babies whose mother might be in the adult ICU or lives too far away to visit frequently. The program is currently underway in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC).

UHC Opens New Emergency Department

04/20/2017

University Hospital & Clinics (UHC) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, April 20th, at 10 a.m. to announce the completion of its newly renovated and expanded Emergency Department (ED). The expansion brings the ED from 2,450 square feet to 10,383 square feet.

Photo (From Left): Glenn Dailey, Acadia General Hospital Interim CEO; Nancy Broadhurst, Lafayette General Foundation Development Officer; Cian Robinson, Lafayette General Foundation Executive Director; David L. Callecod, FACHE, Lafayette General Health President; Jeff Baudier, CLECO Chief Marketing & Development Officer; Katie Chaisson, CLECO  Sr. Business Developer; and Dennie Williams, CLECO Director Federal & State Affairs. 

Lafayette General Foundation Holds Third Annual Acadia General Hospital Gala

04/07/2017

Hundreds gathered at the Grand Opera House of the South on Friday, March 31, for Acadia General Hospital’s biggest fundraising event. The Acadia General Hospital Gala, now in its third year, raised more than $125,000 towards the expansion and renovation of the hospital’s new emergency room.

Lafayette General Health Celebrated World Health Day 2017

04/07/2017

As health care leaders in Acadiana, Lafayette General Health (LGH) celebrated World Health Day today, Friday, April 7. The worldwide focus for World Health Day 2017 is Depression: Let’s Talk.

Lafayette General a ‘Great Place to Work in Healthcare’ for 2017

03/23/2017

National trade magazine Becker’s Hospital Review named Lafayette General Health (LGH) one of its “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” for 2017. This is the second consecutive year LGH has won this award. The list features healthcare providers, such as hospitals, health systems and home health agencies, as well as consulting firms, medical societies and more from across the country.

LGMC Named One of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery

03/21/2017

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has received the 2017 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric (weight loss) Surgery. This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best healthcare facilities based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and what women say they want from a hospital.

Lafayette General Opens New Sleep Center

03/09/2017

Lafayette General has opened a new comprehensive sleep center as part of Neuroscience Center of Acadiana, located at 136 Hospital Drive. Adam Foreman, M.D., and Kevin R. Hargrave, M.D., have teamed up as co-medical directors of Sleep Center of Acadiana at Lafayette General, to form the only comprehensive sleep medicine facility in Lafayette with two neurologists board certified in sleep.

No Disruption to Patient Services at University Hospital & Clinics

03/01/2017

Lafayette General Health (LGH) announces no disruption of services will occur at University Hospital & Clinics (UHC) as a result of recent state budget cuts. UHC will face a one percent drop in reimbursement through June.

Lafayette General Health to Expand its Telemedicine Offerings

02/22/2017

Lafayette General Health (LGH) has partnered with American Well in order to expand the health system’s telemedicine services. LGH currently provides telemedicine clinics at Stuller, Lafayette Consolidated Government, Lafayette Parish School System and St. Martin Parish School System.

Lafayette General Urgent Care Center at Carencro Receives Urgent Care Certification

02/21/2017

The Urgent Care Association of America has designated Lafayette General Urgent Care Center (UCC) at Carencro as a certified urgent care provider. Lafayette General’s Urgent Care Centers in River Ranch and Sugar Mill Pond already carry this distinction.

Patient Donates “Victory Bell”

02/10/2017

After completing her cancer treatment with Cancer Center of Acadia General Hospital (AGH), Carla Bollich decided to donate a “Victory Bell”.The bell is rung three times once a patient has completed their treatment and honors those who lost their battles with the disease.

Lafayette General Foundation Appoints Development Officer

02/06/2017

Lafayette General Foundation (LGF) welcomes Chrissy Guilbeaux Thompson to her new role as Development Officer. Thompson brings years of experience in the medical field to oversee a variety of fundraising activities, grow resources, build donor relations and raise awareness to support the mission of LGF.

Dr. Deanna Blanchard

Lafayette General Welcomes Family Medicine Physician to Henderson

01/30/2017

Dr. Blanchard’s new practice will be a traditional family practice, treating men and women’s health. Her office will not only serve those living in Henderson, but also lower St. Landry and northern St. Martin parishes.

Cian Robinson, Executive Director of Lafayette General Foundation

Lafayette General Foundation Executive Director Selected for “2016 Silicon Bayou 100”

01/19/2017

Lafayette General Foundation (LGF) Executive Director Cian Robinson was named by Silicon Bayou News to the 2016 Silicon Bayou 100. Now in its sixth year, the awards recognize the 100 most influential and active people in tech and entrepreneurship in Louisiana.

Lafayette General Foundation Receives $5,000 Donation from Cancer Fighters Art Inc.

01/05/2017

Lafayette General Foundation (LGF) received a $5,000 donation from a local organization whose primary focus is fighting cancer. The donation comes from Cancer Fighters Art, Inc., (CFA) and proceeds generated during their annual art exhibition fundraiser.

Parents Eric and Andrea Fontenot with baby boy Grayson.

LGMC announces 1st Baby of 2017

01/01/2017

Lafayette General Medical Center is happy to announce its first baby of 2017. Parents Eric and Andrea Fontenot welcomed baby boy Grayson at 9:54 a.m.

St. Martin Hospital Breaux Bridge, LA Quality Award

St. Martin Hospital Receives National Recognition for Performance Leadership in Patient Satisfaction and Quality

12/13/2016

St. Martin Hospital (SMH) has been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Patient Satisfaction and Quality. The awards reflect top quartile performance among all rural acute care hospitals in the nation.

LGMC Wins 2016-17 Consumer Choice Award

12/05/2016

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) was named a 2016-17 Consumer Choice Award Winner by National Research Corporation (NRC) for its eighth-consecutive year. LGMC has won the award every year it has been given since 2002. The award identifies hospitals across the United States chosen by healthcare consumers as having the highest quality, the best doctors, nurses and imaging.

LGH Receives Prestigious Industry Award

12/01/2016

Several Lafayette General Health (LGH) hospitals received honors from Press Ganey Associates, Inc., a national leader in healthcare analytics. Press Ganey’s prestigious Guardian of Excellence Award and Pinnacle of Excellence Award honors were granted to Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC), Lafayette General Surgical Hospital (LGSH), St. Martin Hospital (SMH) and LGMD Physician Group (LGMD).

Lafayette General Foundation Receives $13,000 Donation from Kevin Naquin for Pancreatic Cancer Research

11/07/2016

On November 1, Lafayette General Foundation received a $13,000 donation from Kevin Naquin for Pancreatic Cancer Research. The donation stems from Naquin’s annual golf tournament, held at Le Triomphe.

Cancer Center of Acadiana to Open at Iberia Medical Center

10/31/2016

Lafayette General Health (LGH) is pleased to announce Cancer Center of Acadiana (CCA) has partnered with Iberia Medical Center (IMC) to manage the oncology program at Iberia Medical Center’s Main Campus.

Ragin’ Cajuns Head Softball Coach First in U.S. to Receive New Medical Device

10/28/2016

On Wednesday, October 26, UL Lafayette Softball Head Coach Michael Lotief became the first person in the U.S. to receive a state-of-the-art tracheostomy valve at University Hospital & Clinics (UHC).

Notre Dame High School Donates Pediatric IV Pole Seats to LGMC

10/26/2016

As part of their community outreach project, students with Notre Dame High School’s (NDHS) Agriculture Department delivered custom made seats for pediatric IV poles to Lafayette General Medical Center. These wooden seats slide onto the

Medtronic’s Pipeline™ Flex Embolization Device Now at LGMC

10/05/2016

Medtronic, a global leader in medical technology, received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Pipeline™ Flex embolization device in February 2015. After being available only through a limited U.S. launch, this latest-generation flow-diversion device is now available at Lafayette General Medical Center through the office of Neurologist Damon Patterson, M.D.

Lafayette General Foundation Announces Mayci Breaux Scholarship Winners

09/25/2016

Lafayette General Foundation is honored to announce the first recipients of the Mayci Breaux Scholarship Fund. The announcement comes on a special day, as September 25 is Mayci’s birthday.

LGH Welcomes Dr. Buzhardt

09/01/2016

Lafayette General Health welcomes Orthopedic Surgeon Paul Buzhardt, M.D., to its staff. Dr. Buzhardt is joining the Acadiana Orthopedic Center with Drs. Otis Drew, Brian Etier, Stanley Foster, Angela Mayeux-Hebert, James Hlavacek, Adam Kennedy, J. Lee Leonard, Paul Novakovich, John Schutte, Michael Schutte, Blaine Walton, Jeffrey Witty and Scott Yerger.

LGH Welcomes Dr. Etier

09/01/2016

Lafayette General Health welcomes Orthopedic Surgeon Brian Etier, M.D., to its staff. Dr. Etier is joining the Acadiana Orthopedic Center with Drs. Paul Buzhardt, Otis Drew, Stanley Foster, Angela Mayeux-Hebert, James Hlavacek, Adam Kennedy, J. Lee Leonard, Paul Novakovich, John Schutte, Michael Schutte, Blaine Walton, Jeffrey Witty and Scott Yerger.

Pictured (l-r) are: Darlene Leblanc, RN, Meghan Allen, RN, Judy Robichaux, RN, Director of Maternal-Newborn and Ped’s Services, Jeanne Simon, RNC, Clinical Nurse Manager

LGMC Opens First Breast Milk Donation Site in Southwest Louisiana

08/31/2016

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) is the first breast milk depot in Southwest Louisiana. The demand for human donor breast milk in hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICU) continues to rise across the country. The new milk bank depot at LGMC makes it easier for lactating women in Southwest Louisiana to donate this scarce resource.

Ophthalmalogists with privileges on the CATALYS Laser are (l-r) Dr. Ricardo Lenoi II, Dr. Jonathan Joseph, Dr. Kirck LeBlanc, and Dr. Kevin Swan.

CATALYS Laser Brings New Vision to Cataract Surgeries

08/24/2016

For patients needing eye surgery, the CATALYS® Precision Laser System is proving to be a major success at Oil Center Surgical Plaza (OCSP). Since its first use in Acadiana in early May, the laser quickly surpassed 100 cases by mid July.

LGMC Offering Latest Treatment for Liver Cancer

08/22/2016

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) is now offering an innovative treatment for liver cancer from an additional resource you wouldn’t normally associate with cancer. Interventional Radiologist William Mullen, M.D., provides TheraSphere® Treatment, one of the more advanced procedures available anywhere in the fight against liver cancer.

Pictured (l-r) are Genee Latiolais, physical therapist assistant with Kindred Healthcare, and Paula Mitchell, NP, SMH Director of Outpatient Clinics.

SMH Lands Grand Prize in Decorating Contest

08/22/2016

The first day of school in St. Martin Parish on August 10 was welcomed with the “Paint the Town Blue and Gold” decorating contest in a show of support for St. Bernard School (SBS). On Wednesday, August 17, SBS announced that St. Martin Hospital (SMH) was the Grand Prize winner of the decorating contest.

Orthopedic Surgeon Opening New Office in Crowley

07/25/2016

Orthopedic Surgeon Otis Drew, M.D., is opening a new office in Crowley, starting August 1. Dr. Drew provides complete orthopedic care, from sports medicine to a wide range of bone, joint and muscle problems.

AKMH Launches Telecardiology Program

07/18/2016

Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital (AKMH) has partnered with Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) to enhance its cardiology services and give patients access to a cardiologist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The new Telecardiology program launched today links patients to the CIS office in Opelousas, and the services of Cardiologist Kris Lindsay, M.D.

Lafayette General Health Named 2016 Most Wired

07/18/2016

Lafayette General Health (LGH) has been named a winner of the 2016 Most Wired award by the American Hospital Association (AHA). This is the first year the award was presented to the entire health system, instead of individual hospitals that have earned the award in previous years.

Dondie Breaux (center), mother of Mayci Breaux, is flanked by her husband Kevin and daughter Ali, along with Lafayette General Health President David L. Callecod (left) and Lafayette General Foundation Executive Director Cian Robinson (right).

Mayci Breaux Scholarship Fund Announced

07/14/2016

Launch of the Mayci Breaux Scholarship Fund through Lafayette General Foundation was announced in a celebration event at Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) this afternoon.

LGMC Named Among America’s Best Hospitals in Orthopedics

07/11/2016

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics. This evidence-based designation is the only orthopedics award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that considers female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and what women say they want from a hospital.

CCA Expanding Services to Accommodate Patients

07/08/2016

Cancer Center of Acadiana (CCA) is announcing changes to its clinic locations that make it more accessible and convenient for patients in Acadia, Evangeline and St. Landry parishes. CCA has relocated its main clinic from Savoy Medical Center to Eunice at 3521 Hwy. 190 East, Suite W. This clinic will see patients five days per week.

CirraGroup Secures Funding to Help Cure Growing Medical Debt Crisis

07/05/2016

CirraGroup, the first crowdsourced medical debt settlement solution, announced today that the startup has closed a $500,000 Series B equity strategic investment from the Lafayette General Foundation’s Health Innovation Fund.

New Medical Residents Welcomed

07/01/2016

Friday morning at ULL’s Cecil J. Picard Center on Devalcourt Street, Acadiana welcomed new LSU residents to the Lafayette General Health system. Katie Hebert, Chief Operating Officer of University Hospital & Clinics, individually presented new Family Medicine and Internal Medicine residents with their official white lab coats during the welcoming ceremony.

Lafayette General NICU Receives Donation for New Infant Seats

06/28/2016

Holden’s Hope presented Lafayette General Foundation with a $1,000 donation to purchase four mamaRoo® units for Lafayette General Medical Center’s (LGMC) Neonatal ICU (NICU).

Physician Specialists Bringing Services to Crowley

06/27/2016

Lafayette General Health is expanding medical services in Crowley by bringing in two experienced specialists to offer clinical services. Orthopedic Surgeon Paul Novakovich, M.D., and Neurologist Damon Patterson, M.D., both members of the LGMD Physician Group, are now offering clinical hours in Crowley in addition to their regular practice in Lafayette.

LGMC Breast Center Earns Designation, Navigator Certified

06/24/2016

The Breast Center at Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). This coincides with the Breast Center announcing the certification of Sandy Hebert as the center’s first certified breast patient nurse navigator.

Lafayette General Foundation Appoints 2016 Board and Development Officer

06/23/2016

Lafayette General Foundation (LGF) announces the appointment of its 2016 Board of Directors. In addition, Nancy de la Houssaye Broadhurst joins LGF as Development Officer. Ms. Broadhurst will oversee a variety of fundraising activities in order to raise funds, grow resources, build donor relations and raise awareness to support the mission of LGF.

Lafayette General Health Popular The Times “Best of” poll

06/23/2016

Lafayette General Health (LGH) earned seven top finishes in the latest “Best of Acadiana” readership survey conducted by The Times of Acadiana.