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 Pinnalce 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.

LGMC Cardiac Team Receives American Heart Association Award

06/23/2016

Lafayette General Medical Center received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific measures outlined for treating patients suffering severe heart attacks.

CEO Don Trexler

Trexler Named CEO at Acadia General Hospital

06/22/2016

Lafayette General Health President David L. Callecod, FACHE, announces Donald D. Trexler as the new Chief Executive Officer at Acadia General Hospital. Trexler had been serving as Interim Administrator of the hospital since March 1.

LGH, IMC Reach Collaborative Agreement

06/21/2016

Lafayette General Health (LGH) and Iberia Medical Center (IMC) have entered into a Collaborative Agreement. The agreement enhances the affiliation established last fall.

Cancer Center of Acadiana Celebrates Cancer Survivors Day

06/13/2016

Cancer Center of Acadiana (CCA) at Lafayette General celebrated Cancer Survivors Day with a “Hats off to Survivors” themed event at Burden Riehl Center on Saturday, June 4.

Lafayette General Named Among Best Places to Work in IT

06/13/2016

International Data Corporation’s (IDC) industry publication Computerworld named Lafayette General Health to its 2016 Best Places to Work in Information Technology list.

LGMC Wins Women’s Choice Award for Weight-Loss Surgery

06/08/2016

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has received the 2016 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.

Komen Awards Grants to Lafayette General Health

06/02/2016

Susan G. Komen Acadiana has awarded two grants to Lafayette General Foundation (LGF) for St. Martin Hospital (SMH) in Breaux Bridge, and University Hospital & Clinics (UHC) in Lafayette, totaling $119,643.00. The grants from Komen Acadiana to LGF will support screenings, mammograms, patient education and patient navigation services. The aim of the grant is to impact women who are uninsured or underinsured.

Jennings American Legion Hospital, LGH Announce Affiliation

05/24/2016

Jennings American Legion Hospital (JALH) has joined Lafayette General Health (LGH) system as part of a clinical affiliation agreement signed on May 10. The clinical affiliation between LGH and JALH is neither a purchase nor an acquisition. While each organization’s ownership and governance structure will remain the same, the affiliation will enhance the economies of scale for both organizations and allow for sharing of best practices.

Lafayette General Medical Center Named One of America’s Best Stroke Centers

05/23/2016

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Stroke Centers. 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, clinical excellence and what women say they want from a hospital.

Lafayette General Southwest Showcases Expanded Rehabilitation Dept.

05/20/2016

Lafayette General Southwest (LGSW), located at the corner of Congress and Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday to showcase its expanded Rehabilitation Department occupying a completely renovated 4th floor.

Lafayette General Medical Center Moves into D3 Phase of Becoming a Baby-Friendly Hospital

05/17/2016

Baby-Friendly USA, Inc., announced Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has received D3 – Dissemination status, in the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI). Becoming a Baby-Friendly Hospital is a comprehensive, detailed and thorough journey toward excellence in providing evidence-based maternity care with the goal of achieving optimal infant feeding outcomes and mother/baby bonding.

LGMC Designated Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care

05/05/2016

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana announced Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) is one of the first hospitals to receive its national Blue Distinction® Center+ (Plus) for Maternity Care designation. This is a new designation under the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program, designed to help patients find hospitals that deliver quality, affordable maternity care.

New Cameras at LGMC Give Families Video of Their Baby in NICU

05/02/2016

Separating a newborn from its mother is difficult, but sometimes necessary when premature babies require a stay in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). That time apart might deprive critical mother-baby bonding time, as well as cause friends and family to miss precious moments early in a baby’s life. Now, with the purchase of the NicView™ Camera System for Lafayette General Medical Center by the Lafayette General Foundation, a bedside view is possible from anywhere, anytime.

The AGH Gala inside The Grand Opera House of the South in Crowley

AGH Gala Raises Funds for New ER

04/25/2016

More than 350 supporters attended Acadia General Hospital’s 2016 Gala held at the Grand Opera House of the South in Crowley on Friday, April 15. The annual event raised $132,000 to benefit the expansion for the hospital’s new emergency room.

LGMC Recognized for Patient Safety

04/15/2016

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety. This evidence-based distinction is the only patient safety award that identifies the country’s best hospitals based on robust criteria that considers female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.

Acadia General Hospital to Hold Charity Gala

04/08/2016

Acadia General Hospital will hold its 2nd annual charitable Gala on Friday, April 15, 2016, at the Grand Opera House of the South. This year’s theme is “Once Upon a Time.” The purpose of the event is to engage members of the community and to raise awareness and capital for AGH’s new emergency room.

Lafayette General Health Celebrates World Health Day

04/07/2016

As health care leaders in Acadiana, Lafayette General Health (LGH) is promoting World Health Day today, Thursday, April 7. The worldwide focus for World Health Day 2016 is Diabetes Awareness.

LOPA Kicks off Donate Life Month at LGMC

04/01/2016

On Friday, April 1, LOPA (Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency), Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) and Southern Eye Bank (SEB) honored local heroes who have given the gift of life through organ, tissue and cornea donation. A flag raising ceremony was held in La Place de Vie at LGMC. A donor family and recipient shared their stories at the event.

Lafayette General a ‘Great Place to Work in Healthcare’

03/29/2016

National trade magazine Becker’s Hospital Review named Lafayette General Health (LGH) one of its “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” for 2016.

Lafayette General Foundation Hosts Art Auction

03/29/2016

Lafayette General Foundation held a special art exhibition and auction, called “In Skilled Hands,” featuring works of physicians and employees of Lafayette General Health. The event, held March 24 at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, raised over $23,000 with more than one hundred people in attendance.

Harlem Globetrotters Spread Smiles across LGMC

03/28/2016

Harlem Globetrotters Smile Patrol visited patients in the pediatric and oncology units at Lafayette General Medical Center Friday, March 25.

New Labor & Delivery Room

LGMC Announces A Special Delivery

03/24/2016

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) is happy to announce the arrival of 19 new beds in its now-expanded Women’s and Children’s Services Department. This morning’s “Cut the Cord” ribbon-cutting ceremony, which snipped a telephone cord instead of a traditional ribbon, featured bubble-gum cigars, sparkling grape juice in champagne flutes and boy/girl cupcakes to replicate a newborn celebration.

CCA Named One of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care

03/21/2016

Cancer Center of Acadiana (CCA) at Lafayette General has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care. This evidence-based designation is the only cancer care 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 Earns Outstanding Achievement Award

03/14/2016

When Cancer Center of Acadiana (CCA) at Lafayette General celebrated national accreditation with commendation in February, it became eligible to receive a prestigious award. CCA has now been named a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award from American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC).

Road Closures Surrounding Lafayette General for the Zydeco Marathon

03/11/2016

The 2016 Zydeco Marathon is scheduled to take place Sunday, March 13, through parts of the Oil Center. Please take note of the following road closures from approximately 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Lafayette General Imaging Earns ACR Accreditation

03/08/2016

Lafayette General Imaging (LGI) has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in positron emission tomography (PET) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

New Interim Administrator Named at Acadia General Hospital

03/01/2016

Lafayette General Health (LGH) is pleased to announce the appointment of Donald D. Trexler as Interim Administrator at Acadia General Hospital (AGH), effective today, March 1.

Inflatable walk-through colon returns to University Hospital & Clinics

02/29/2016

The inflatable walk-through colon is returning to Lafayette. The colon exhibit is tailored to help educate Louisiana residents about colorectal cancer and available prevention and treatment options.

Lafayette General Medical Center Heart Failure Survivor Recognized by ‘I am CardioSmart’ Contest

02/29/2016

Today, the last day of heart month, Lafayette General Medical Center honors a heart attack survivor, Myra Robin.

UHC Conducting Clinical Trial on Lymphoma

02/24/2016

University Hospital & Clinics (UHC) is seeking men and women, ages 18 and older, diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma to participate in a research study.

A Very Happy Birthday!

02/19/2016

What are the odds of three family members within two degrees of family lineage sharing the same birthday? It’s practically unheard of, roughly a 1 in 48 million chance.

LGMC, UHC Earn Respiratory Recognition

02/17/2016

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) and University Hospital & Clinics (UHC) have earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program.

LGMC Named Among America’s Best Places to Have a Baby

02/16/2016

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics.

Foundation Names Recipient of Innovation Fund - Compliance Partners

02/11/2016

Lafayette General Foundation would like to announce that its subsidiary, Healthcare Innovation Fund (HIF), has identified the first recipient of its seed-money investment program.

LGMC Conducting Research on Bronchoscopy Patients

02/10/2016

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) is seeking men and women at least 18 years of age or older who are scheduled to undergo a bronchoscopy to participate in a clinical trial.

CCA Earns National Accreditation with Commendation

02/05/2016

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to Cancer Center of Acadiana (CCA) at Lafayette General.

LGMC Utilizing Advanced Heart Monitoring Solution

01/21/2016

Cardiologists with Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) at Lafayette General are the area’s most prolific at implanting a new miniaturized, wireless heart monitor called the CardioMEMS system.

LGH Welcomes Neurology, Sleep Medicine Physician

01/20/2016

Lafayette General Health welcomes Kevin R. Hargrave, M.D., MBA, a Neurologist and Sleep Medicine physician, to LGMD Physician Group. Dr. Hargrave is joining Neuroscience Center of Acadiana as its new medical director.

Pill Available at UHC for HIV Prevention

12/23/2015

The Infectious Disease Clinic at University Hospital & Clinics is now offering a service aimed at preventing the spread of HIV through the PrEP Clinic.

New Lafayette General Urgent Care Center Opens in Carencro

12/14/2015

Lafayette General Health has opened its newest Urgent Care Center at 917 W. Gloria Switch Road to serve the Carencro and Upper Lafayette area.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Open New Lafayette Office

12/10/2015

Plastic and Reconstructive surgeons Joseph P. Lupo, M.D., and Bennett Boustany Fontenot, M.D., opened a new office, located at 900 E. St. Mary Street in Suite 104.

LGMC Earns ‘Top Performer’ Recognition from Joint Commission

12/08/2015

Lafayette General Medical Center announced today that it has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

Plastic and Reconstruction Surgeon Joins Practice

12/07/2015

Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon Joseph P. Lupo, M.D., along with Bennett Boustany Fontenot, M.D., opened a new office, located at 900 E. St. Mary Street in Suite 104, on Monday, Dec. 7.

Telemedicine Brings Medical Access to St. Martin Parish Schools

12/03/2015

The St. Martin Parish School Board is launching its first telemedicine clinic to provide easier medical access for students at rural locations.

LGMC Earns Certification for Shoulder Replacement

11/30/2015

Lafayette General Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval by becoming a Certified Orthopedic Joint Replacement Program for Shoulder replacement.

LGMC Wins 2015-16 Consumer Choice Award

11/24/2015

Lafayette General Medical Center was named a 2015/2016 Consumer Choice Award winner by National Research Corporation.

Dr. Johnson Starting New Cancer Center of Acadiana in Opelousas

11/19/2015

Dr. Deborah Johnson, a Hematologist/Oncologist with Cancer Center of Acadiana (CCA), is transferring her practice from the CCA location at Lafayette General Medical Center to the new CCA location at Opelousas General Health System.

AKMH Holds Sign Unveil and Anniversary Celebration

11/18/2015

Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital held a sign-unveiling ceremony on Wednesday to welcome its full management agreement with Lafayette General Health.

LGH’s IT Dept. named among 2015 Best Hospital IT Departments

11/13/2015

Lafayette General Health’s IT Department was named #4 among the 2015 Best Large Hospital IT Departments by Healthcare IT News, a national industry news and information publication.

LGH Garners Prestigious Industry Awards

11/11/2015

Several Lafayette General Health (LGH) affiliates received honors from Press Ganey Associates, Inc., a national leader in healthcare analytics.

Lafayette General Finalizes Regional Medical Center Acquisition

11/06/2015

Lafayette General Health (LGH) has signed the final paperwork to officially complete the acquisition of Regional Medical Center of Acadiana. The hospital will reopen at 12:01 a.m. on November 6th as Lafayette General Southwest (LGSW).

Lafayette General Health Welcomes Family Medicine Physician

10/23/2015

LGMD Physician Group welcomes its newest family medicine physician, Leslie Sizemore, M.D., who will open her private practice on November 6.

Impella Mobile Lab Making Regional Stop at LGMC

10/20/2015

In 2012, Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) became one of the first hospitals in the South to introduce The Impella® device, the world’s smallest heart pump.

Local Surgeons Perform Advanced Breast Reconstructive Surgery

10/20/2015

The most advanced, complex breast reconstructive surgery available is now offered at Lafayette General Medical Center.

Lafayette General Hosts Annual Gala Event

10/19/2015

Lafayette General Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lafayette General Health, held its fifth-annual gala Thursday night. Approximately 500 physicians, hospital employees and supporters of Lafayette General attended the sold-out event, held at La Marquis Ballroom in the Parc Lafayette complex.

Dr. Ashkar named LGH Chief Medical Officer

10/12/2015

Lafayette General Health (LGH) announced that Dr. Ziad M. Ashkar is being employed as the system’s new Chief Medical Officer (CMO), effective November 1. Dr. Ashkar has practiced as a nephrologist at Acadiana Renal Physicians since 2002.

LGH Launching Nurse Residency Program

10/06/2015

LGH is initiating its first Nurse Residency Program at Lafayette General Medical Center to help train graduate nurses entering their professional field.

LOPA to Donate Bricks for Organ Donors at LGMC

10/02/2015

Donated organs, tissues and eyes may last a lifetime, but the legacy of donors can go much longer thanks to Southern Eye Bank and LOPA.

LGMC Introduces the da Vinci Xi Surgical System

09/28/2015

Lafayette General Medical Center is now operating a da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System to further advance the technology used in minimally invasive surgery.

Lafayette General Urgent Care Welcomes New Physicians

09/22/2015

Lafayette General Health (LGH) welcomes Family Medicine physicians Ronald Menard, M.D., and Nichole Miller, M.D., to the staff of its Urgent Care Centers and to LGMD Physician Group.

New CEO named at St. Martin Hospital

09/21/2015

Lafayette General Health (LGH) has announced the appointment of Karen O. Wyble as Chief Executive Officer at St. Martin Hospital, effective today.

Lafayette General Health Partners with Local Soccer Club

09/18/2015

One of Louisiana’s largest soccer clubs has announced a partnership with Acadiana Orthopedic Center (AOC), a professional center of Lafayette General Health, as its sports medicine and performance partner to care for its club teams.

LGMC Among 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience

09/15/2015

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience.

UHC Welcomes Delegation for Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

09/14/2015

University Hospital & Clinics held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday to celebrate the opening of its new Infusion Clinic.

SMH Named Best Place to Work in Healthcare

09/03/2015

St. Martin Hospital (SMH) has been selected by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. This is the second-consecutive year SMH has been named to this prestigious list.

Lafayette General Welcomes Dr. Robert Autin, General, Bariatric Surgeon

08/26/2015

Lafayette General Health welcomes General Surgeon Robert Autin, M.D. Autin will be practicing General, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at Lafayette General Medical Center and Lafayette General Surgical Hospital.

Lafayette General to Acquire Regional Medical Center

08/19/2015

Lafayette General Health (LGH) announced today that it will acquire Regional Medical Center of Acadiana (RMCA) located on the corner of W. Congress Street and Ambassador Caffery from HCA MidAmerica, a division of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), based in Nashville, TN.

LGH Welcomes New Internal Medicine Physician

08/17/2015

Lafayette General Health welcomes Tyler Perrin-Bellelo, M.D., to the LGMD Physician Group – Internal Medicine.