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.

CCA Welcomes New Oncologist Dr. Kristen Sager

08/13/2015

Cancer Center of Acadiana at Savoy Medical Center and Lafayette General Health welcome Oncologist Kristen Sager, M.D., to its staff.

Lafayette General Welcomes General Surgeon

08/10/2015

Lafayette General Health welcomes Michael Horaist, M.D., to the practice of Drs. Philip Gachassin, Dennis Eschete, Jr., and Daniel Carroll.

Iberia Medical Center and Lafayette General Health Announce Clinical Affiliation

08/06/2015

Iberia Medical Center (IMC) has joined Lafayette General Health (LGH) system as part of a clinical affiliation agreement ratified at the IMC board meeting held on August 3.

Lafayette General Welcomes Pulmonologist

08/06/2015

Lafayette General Health welcomes Pulmonologist and Internal Medicine physician John Williams IV, M.D.

LGMC One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience

08/03/2015

Lafayette General Medical Center received the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience.

Lafayette Strong

07/31/2015

Lafayette General Health announced on Monday that the health system will begin selling a “Lafayette Strong” t-shirt. 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the non-profit Lafayette Central Park to aid in the construction of playgrounds in the park at the Horse Farm. The family of Jillian Johnson had requested that contributions be made to Lafayette Central Park.

LGMC Named One of America’s Best Stroke Centers

07/28/2015

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) is a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Stroke Centers. According to the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA), stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S. and the leading cause of adult disability.

Counseling and Crisis Response Services

07/27/2015

Lafayette General Health has compiled the following resources to assist families, victims and the community cope with Thursday's tragedy. If you find yourself struggling to process your emotions or simply need someone to talk to, please use these resources as a starting point.

Lafayette General Endoscopy Center Welcomes Physician

07/27/2015

Lafayette General Endoscopy Center (LGEC) welcomes Gastroenterologist Jacob Karr, M.D., to its staff.

Three LGH Hospitals Named “Most Wired”

07/23/2015

Three Lafayette General Health hospitals have been recognized for being at the forefront of information technology and named among the nation’s “Most Wired.”

LGMC Educates Teens on Safe Driving

07/21/2015

Several teenaged children of employees at Lafayette General Medical Center were treated to a lesson in safe driving today from Louisiana State Police through the "Sudden Impact" program.

SMH Offering Free Screenings to Eligible Patients

07/16/2015

St. Martin Hospital (SMH) is offering free breast screening mammograms for women through a grant funded by Susan G. Komen.

UHC Physician Named Master Pediatrician

07/15/2015

The Louisiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (La AAP) honors Richard Howes, M.D., FAAP, as one of two “Master Pediatricians” selected in the state.

LGMC Conducting Clinical Trial on Colorectal Cancer

07/06/2015

Cancer Center of Acadiana at Lafayette General Medical Center is seeking men and women, ages 18 and older, diagnosed with colorectal cancer to participate in a clinical trial.

Gynecologic Surgical Oncologist Joins Cancer Center of Acadiana

06/30/2015

Gynecologic Surgical Oncologist Ricky L. Owers, M.D., has joined Cancer Center of Acadiana at Lafayette General.

LGMC Buys Largest Monoplace Hyperbaric Chamber Available

06/29/2015

Lafayette General Medical Center has purchased a new hyperbaric chamber for its Wound Care and Hyperbarics Department.

Lafayette General Health a Hit in The Times “Best of” poll

06/24/2015

We did it again! Lafayette General Health earned six top finishes in the latest “Best of Acadiana” readership survey conducted by The Times of Acadiana.

LGH Named to List of Best Places to Work in IT

06/23/2015

Industry publication Computerworld announced Monday that Lafayette General Health was named to its 2015 list of “Best Places to Work in Information Technology.”

LGMC Named One of America’s Best in Cancer Care

06/15/2015

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has won a Women’s Choice Award® for being One of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care.

St. Martin Hospital Executive Earns Top Management Credential

06/12/2015

Bryan Laperouse, FACHE, Interim CEO of St. Martin Hospital, has recently become a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.

LGMC Selected to Join Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

06/11/2015

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has been selected to be among the first hospitals in the nation to join the EMPower Initiative to enhance maternity care practices and work toward achieving the Baby Friendly USA© designation.

St. Martin Hospital Named Top 20 Hospital in Patient Perspective

06/10/2015

The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) named St. Martin Hospital (SMH) a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital in Patient Perspective.

AKMH Named Top 20 Hospital in Financial Stability

06/08/2015

The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) named Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital (AKMH) a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital in Financial Stability.

CCA Celebrating Cancer Survivor’s Day, Pancreatic Research

06/04/2015

Cancer Center of Acadiana (CCA) at Lafayette General Medical Center will enjoy its Cancer Survivor’s Day activities on Friday, June 5, from 1-3 p.m.

LGMC Conducting Registry Study on Overactive Bladder

06/04/2015

Lafayette General Medical Center is seeking men and women, ages 18 and older, diagnosed with overactive bladder (OAB) and initiating a new course of treatment with mirabegron or an antimuscarinic medication for OAB to participate in a prospective, non-interventional registry study as part of a clinical trial.

Acadia General Hospital Celebrating One-Year Anniversary

06/03/2015

Acadia General Hospital (AGH) will celebrate its one-year anniversary under Lafayette General Health management with an activity-filled celebration. The anniversary party, titled “All in Good Health,” will be held the afternoon of June 5 from 1-3 p.m.

LGMC Second Hospital in World with BrightMatter Servo

06/02/2015

Neurosurgeons at Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) are pioneering a new technology for patients needing complex brain surgeries. With a recent brain tumor procedure, Lafayette General Medical Center became the first hospital in Louisiana, and only the second location in the world, to utilize a GPS-like brain surgery system called BrightMatter Servo Solution.

Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital, Lafayette General Reach Agreement

06/01/2015

Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital (AKMH) and Lafayette General Health (LGH) have reached a long-term lease agreement, whereby LGH will assume expanded management and operational control of AKMH.

Acadia General, UHC Designated Level 2 WellSpot Locations

05/01/2015

Hospitals implement nutrition programs and other initiatives to receive designation.

LGMC Receives 2015 Women’s Choice Award for Orthopedics

04/30/2015

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) is a recipient of the 2015 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics, providing exceptional patient care and treatment.

LGMC Conducting Clinical Trial on Myeloma

04/29/2015

Cancer Center of Acadiana (CCA) at Lafayette General Medical Center is seeking men and women, ages 18 and older, diagnosed with multiple myeloma to participate in a clinical trial.

Lafayette General Health and Ochsner Health System Create Future Vision for Healthcare in Southwest Louisiana

04/27/2015

Today, Lafayette General Health and Ochsner Health System celebrated the formation of a long-term, strategic partnership focused on increasing local access to care, improving quality and reducing the cost of healthcare for patients across southwest Louisiana.

LGMC Designated Level 2 WellSpot

04/23/2015

Lafayette General Medical Center implements nutrition program and other initiatives to receive designation.

Two LGH Facilities Earn Quality Respiratory Care Recognition

04/22/2015

Both University Hospital & Clinics and Lafayette General Medical Center have earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals.

Acadia General Hospital Fundraising for New ER

04/21/2015

Acadia General Hospital held its inaugural fundraising gala on Friday, April 10, at the Grand Opera House.

LGMC’s NICU Adds Cool Touch

04/20/2015

In a remarkable display of philanthropy, Lafayette General Foundation worked with Kiwanis Club of Lafayette to acquire a critical piece of equipment for newborns.

LGMC Wins Statewide Excellence Award

04/16/2015

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has garnered the Louisiana Quality Foundation’s (LQF) highest award, the Louisiana Performance Excellence Award (LPEA).

Local Cardiologist Presents Findings of Clinical Trial

04/16/2015

Lafayette Cardiologist William M. Bailey, M.D., who helped conduct a clinical trial on an implantable MRI-compatible defibrillator, presented his findings at an American College of Cardiology conference in San Diego, CA, on March 14.

Time Capsule Highlights LGMC Anniversary

04/15/2015

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) accepted the first patient at its Oil Center location on April 15, 1965. Today, 50 years later, LGMC held a public ceremony to mark the occasion.

LGMC Conducting Research Study on Lymphoma

04/14/2015

Cancer Center of Acadiana (CCA) at Lafayette General Medical Center is seeking men and women, between the ages of 18 and 80, diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma to participate in a clinical trial.

Breakthrough Breast Cancer Detection Now at LGMC

04/09/2015

The same 3D mammography mentioned among The Top 20 Cancer Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report is now available at LGMC.

UHC Oncology Unit Undergoing Renovations

04/06/2015

University Hospital & Clinics has announced plans to redesign its 10-bed outpatient Oncology Unit to help improve patient access and efficiency.

Butterfly Release Honors Acadiana Heroes

04/01/2015

Lafayette General Medical Center, Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency and Southern Eye Bank honored local organ, tissue and cornea donation heroes Wednesday afternoon to kick off National Donate Life Month.

Lafayette General Hosting Luncheon for Volunteers

03/30/2015

Lafayette General Health will be celebrating National Healthcare Volunteer Week, April 12-18. A luncheon to honor the system’s volunteers is scheduled for 11 a.m. on April 15 at the Cajundome Convention Center.

Telemedicine Reaches Parish Government

03/27/2015

Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to formally open its first Telemedicine Clinic on Friday, March 27.

Giant Walk-through Colon at Lafayette General Facilities

03/16/2015

A unique tool in the fight against colon cancer will be on display at two Lafayette General Health facilities.

UHC Offering Free Screenings to Eligible Patients

03/11/2015

University Hospitals & Clinics is offering a free screening program for women through a grant funded by the Center for Disease Control in conjunction with LSU’s Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.

UHC Conducting Research Study on Breast Cancer

03/09/2015

University Hospital & Clinics, in conjunction with Cancer Center of Acadiana, is seeking men and women, ages 18 years and older, diagnosed with a specific type of breast cancer to participate in a clinical trial.

CCA at LGMC Conducting Research Study on Lung Cancer

03/05/2015

Cancer Center of Acadiana at Lafayette General Medical Center is seeking men and women ages 18 and older diagnosed with Stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer who are positive for EGFR sensitizing mutations to participate in a clinical trial.

LGH Honored by United Way

03/03/2015

United Way of Acadiana generously honored Lafayette General Health at its annual awards banquet Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Lafayette Hilton.

UHC Announces New Chief Operating Officer

03/02/2015

University Hospital & Clinics CEO Jared Stark has named Katie Hebert as the hospital’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective March 23.

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

03/01/2015

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, free home screening kits are available at Acadiana area Walgreens

LGMC Conducting Research Study on Lung Cancer

02/27/2015

Cancer Center of Acadiana (CCA) at Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) is seeking men and women ages 18 and older who are current or former smokers diagnosed with Non-Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer to participate in a clinical research study.

LGMC Among America’s Best Places to Have a Baby

02/18/2015

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) received the 2015 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics.

Acadia General Hospital Luncheon on Heart Disease

02/06/2015

Acadia General Hospital, in conjunction with Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) at Acadia General, will hold a free “Lunch & Learn” on Wednesday, February 25, from 12 noon - 1 p.m. at the Crowley Town Club.

LGMC Recognized for Patient Safety

01/29/2015

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has been named a 2015 Women’s Choice Award recipient for being one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety.

Lafayette General Foundation Opens Courtyard

01/28/2015

Lafayette General Foundation held a grand opening ceremony today for La Place de Vie, a new courtyard in front of Lafayette General Medical Center.

CCA at Acadia General Welcomes New Physician

01/27/2015

Cancer Center of Acadiana (CCA) at Acadia General Hospital welcomes Rebecca Roques-Davis, M.D., an Internal Medicine physician who specializes in hematology oncology, to its staff.

University Hospital & Clinics Becoming Tobacco-Free Campus

01/26/2015

This time of year is when smokers who have made New Year’s resolutions to quit smoking are struggling to continue the fight. But, University Hospital & Clinics (UHC) is bolstering non-smokers by transitioning to a completely tobacco-free campus on February 1.

Urgent Care Centers Changing Name

01/20/2015

After earning designation as a Certified Urgent Care provider, Lafayette General’s two Family Health Plaza Urgent Care clinics will change their name to Lafayette General Urgent Care.

Lafayette General Health Receives Urgent Care Certification

01/15/2015

The Urgent Care Association of America has designated Lafayette General Health as a Certified Urgent Care provider, distinguishing its urgent care centers.

First Baby of 2015

01/01/2015

The first baby of 2015 born at a Lafayette General Health facility occurred at 7:36 a.m. at Acadia General Hospital. A baby boy to Hayden Pochmara and Devin Rutherford weighed six pounds, seven ounces and was 20 inches in length.

Cardiovascular, Thoracic Surgeons, Allam & Tedesco Join Lafayette General

12/16/2014

Lafayette General Health welcomes prominent cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons Victor Tedesco IV, M.D., and Mohamad Allam, M.D., to Lafayette General’s physician group.

LGMC, ULL’s Winning Tradition Continues

12/12/2014

The ULL Ragin’ Cajun football team makes its annual visit to Lafayette General Medical Center on Monday, Dec. 15. This will be the team’s last public appearance before departing Lafayette for the New Orleans Bowl.

LGMC Conducting Hazardous Materials Drill

12/08/2014

Lafayette General Medical Center will conduct a drill to exercise its chemical exposure response capabilities this Wednesday, Dec. 10. There will be no disruption of hospital services.

Acadia General Hospital Opens New Imaging Center

12/04/2014

Acadia General Hospital has opened a new imaging center, featuring an upgraded MRI system, at MRI Acadia General Imaging, 1113 E. Northern Avenue. It offers the highest platform of imaging technology to perform the latest clinical applications.

Free Seminar to Teach About Breakthrough Knee, Hip Surgery

12/01/2014

If you suffer from knee or hip pain, you may want to learn more about a new breakthrough procedure now available in Lafayette.

LGH Employees Donate Turkeys to Second Harvest Food Bank

11/26/2014

Lafayette General Health, in cooperation with Rouse’s Supermarket, delivered 160 frozen holiday turkeys, weighing over 2,039 pounds, to Second Harvest Food Bank on Wednesday afternoon in Lafayette.

Crowley Physician John Gonzalez, M.D. Obtains Certification

11/25/2014

Lafayette General Health would like to congratulate Acadia General Hospital Chief Medical Officer John Gonzalez, M.D., for obtaining board certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.

Lafayette General Conducting Survey on Pancreatic Cancer Patients

11/24/2014

As part of an observational study, Lafayette General Health’s Research Department is seeking male and female patients, ages 18 and older, suffering from pancreatic cancer to participate in an information survey.

Acadia General Hospital Becomes Smoke-Free Campus

11/20/2014

Acadia General Hospital transitioned to a completely tobacco-free campus on Thursday, November 20.

Donate Life's 2015 Rose Parade Float Will Honor Two Acadiana Heroes

11/20/2014

Ryan Viator’s Legacy Foundation is proud to announce Justin Harrison and Laci Taquino, Lafayette natives and heroes of LOPA, will be honored on the Donate Life float, “The Never-Ending Story,” in the 2015 Rose Parade on New Year’s Day.

LGMC Director Attends Homeland Security Training

11/20/2014

Daryl Cetnar, Director of Community Relations for Lafayette General Health, recently completed training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, AL.

Free Eye Screening Available for Diabetics

11/19/2014

If you are diabetic and have not had a retinal screening for Diabetic Retinopathy in the last year, here is a deal for you. Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems (IRIS) is partnering with Lafayette General Health to provide free retinal screenings for Diabetic Retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness in adults ages 18-64.

Lafayette General Endoscopy Center Recognized for Quality and Safety

11/17/2014

Lafayette General Endoscopy Center has again been awarded a three-year Certificate of Recognition for Quality in Endoscopy from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, a leading gastrointestinal medical society.

LGMC Conducting Research Study on Leukemia

11/17/2014

Cancer Center of Acadiana (CCA) at Lafayette General Medical Center is seeking men and women, ages 18 years and older, diagnosed with chronic phase (CP) myelogenous leukemia (CML) to participate in a clinical trial.

LGMC, LGSH Receive 2014 Press Ganey Excellence Awards

11/10/2014

Lafayette General Medical Center and Lafayette General Surgical Hospital are proud to announce that they each have been named 2014 winners of two prestigious awards from Press Ganey.

Lafayette General Announces New Ambulatory Surgery Center

11/07/2014

Lafayette General Health gave a sneak peek of a new ambulatory surgery center soon to open within Lafayette General Surgical Hospital at a ribbon-cutting ceremony today.

British Hospital Officials Visit Lafayette General

11/06/2014

Staff and administration from Wirral University Teaching Hospital near Liverpool, England paid a visit to LGMC this week, interested in learning how the hospital integrated an electronic record keeping system.

Free seminars to teach about breakthrough knee, hip surgery

11/05/2014

Attend a free seminar at Acadia General Hospital or in Abbeville to learn more about MAKOplasty.

Lafayette General Health Brings OB/GYN to Crowley

10/30/2014

Lafayette General Health announces the opening of an obstetrics and gynecology office by Jimmy Skrasek, M.D. He will offer special services in obstetrical care, women’s health and menopause management.

Acadia General Partnering with Schumacher Group

10/29/2014

Acadia General Hospital (AGH) announces that it is partnering with Schumacher Group to staff its Emergency Room physicians – effective Thursday, Oct. 30. Schumacher Group is one of the nation’s largest health care resource providers.

Residency Program In Lafayette Keeps Doctors Home

10/28/2014

Lafayette General Health’s expanded residency program is delivering on one of its promises – keeping good, young doctors in Acadiana.

LGMC Offers Free Stroke Screenings on November 8

10/24/2014

This 2nd annual event is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to noon, November 8th, on the second floor of the Burdin Riehl Center, across from the hospital. Physicians from Neuroscience Center of Acadiana at Lafayette General will be on hand with stroke risk assessments.

Physician Moving Practice to Crowley

10/24/2014

Patrick Dale LeLeux, Jr., M.D., is moving his Internal Medicine practice from Kaplan to Crowley.

LGMC and CIS Offer Acadiana’s Only FDA-Approved Drug Coated Balloon to Patients

10/22/2014

LGMC and CIS are among the first, and the few, in Louisiana to offer the Lutonix® 035 Drug Coated Balloon PTA Catheter (DCB) to patients for opening blockages in the legs and maintaining circulation.

General Surgeon, Max Trahan, M.D., Opens New Practice in Crowley

10/20/2014

Dr. Trahan makes a return to the community after being named Crowley’s 1997 Outstanding Young Citizen of the Year.

St. Martin Hospital Celebrates 45th Anniversary

10/17/2014

St. Martin Hospital administration, staff and physicians celebrated the hospital’s 45th anniversary Wednesday, October 15 outdoors on the facility’s campus.

Physicians from Australia Visit Lafayette General

10/15/2014

Physicians from Australia visited Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) on Tuesday to learn firsthand the benefits of a new electronic anesthesia record keeping system utilized by the hospital’s Surgery Department.

Free seminar to teach about knee, hip surgery breakthrough

10/14/2014

If you suffer from knee or hip pain, you may want to learn more about a new breakthrough procedure now available in Lafayette. A group of orthopedic surgeons from Lafayette General are hosting a FREE educational seminar this Thursday, Oct. 16th.

LGMC Wins 2014-2015 Consumer Choice Award

10/13/2014

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) was named a 2014/2015 Consumer Choice Award winner by National Research Corporation, as announced in the Oct. 13 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine.

LGH Takes Home Three 2014 Pelican Awards

10/10/2014

Lafayette General Health’s Community Relations Department returned today from Louisiana Hospital Association’s 2014 Pelican Awards banquet in Baton Rouge with three awards—two of them top honors.

Lafayette General Foundation Gala a Success

10/08/2014

On Thursday, Oct. 2, Lafayette General Foundation hosted a transformative gala that set a new standard for events of its kind in Lafayette.

LGMC Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10/07/2014

Visitors to Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) are being greeted with a new color scheme outside the hospital… Pink, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

What To Know About Ebola

10/01/2014

Rachel S. Brunt, RN recently participated in a conference call with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

LGMC Cuts Ribbon on New ED/OR Platforms

09/30/2014

A ribbon cutting ceremony held at the hospital today officially marked the completion of Lafayette General Medical Center’s (LGMC) expanded Emergency and Operating Room platforms.

LGMC Recognized by March of Dimes

09/29/2014

March of Dimes & Louisiana Hospital Association Research and Education Foundation (LHAREF) recognize local hospitals for their work to give more babies a healthy start.

LGMC Welcomes New Teaching Physician

09/29/2014

Dr. Coleman will help teach and train residents in OB/GYN medicine. He is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Vascular Surgeon, John Luke III, M.D., Opens Practice

09/22/2014

Vascular surgeon John Luke III, M.D., has opened a new practice in Lafayette. Dr. Luke is trained in both open and endovascular procedures.

Katie Hebert Appointed To Louisiana Emergency Response Network Board

09/11/2014

St. Martin Hospital CEO Katie Hebert has been appointed to the board of the Louisiana Emergency Response Network (LERN).

LGMC Orthopedic Team Grows in Size, Stature

09/09/2014

The orthopedic team at Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) is expanding. Three physicians have been added, bolstering a staff already known for providing award-winning care.

St. Martin Hospital Among Best Places to Work in U.S.

09/08/2014

St. Martin Hospital has been named one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2014 by Modern Healthcare magazine.

Family Medicine Physician Opens Clinic

09/05/2014

Family Medicine practitioner Lauren Fletcher Luke, M.D., has opened Women’s Health and Treatment Center of Acadiana. Dr. Fletcher Luke, has a unique focus on women's health, treats general health and wellness, including weight loss and medical-grade aesthetics, amongst many other conditions.

Clinic Welcomes Family Medicine Physician

09/03/2014

Family Medicine practitioner Jean C. Ancelet, M.D., has joined the practice of Darrin Menard, M.D., and Geoffrey Mire, M.D., at Scott Family Physicians in Scott, LA.

LGMC Conducting Research Study on Bacterial Pneumonia

09/02/2014

Lafayette General Medical Center is seeking men and women ages 18 and older with pneumonia-like symptoms, including cough and fever, to participate in a clinical trial.

LGMC Receives Award for Improvement in Revenue Cycle

08/27/2014

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) was awarded the 2014 MAP Award for Performance Improvement in Revenue Cycle by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). LGMC is one of only three hospitals nationwide to receive the award.

La Place de Vie under construction at LGMC

08/26/2014

It’s groundbreaking! Lafayette General Foundation (LGF) has begun construction of La Place de Vie, a space for patients, families, friends and employees to find hope for healing and celebrate the memories of life.

LGMC Gets State-of-the-Art Endoscopic Ultrasound Machine

08/25/2014

Lafayette General Medical Center has acquired a new endoscopy tool, and hired a physician trained in using it, to enable more accurate diagnosis of ailments in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

LGMC Offering More Precise Hip and Knee Surgeries with MAKOplasty

08/21/2014

MAKOplasty® Enables New Level of Accuracy for Partial Knee and Total Hip Replacement

LGH Welcomes Internal Medicine Physician, Angela Snow, M.D.

08/20/2014

Lafayette General Health is pleased to announce that Angela Ducote Snow, M.D., has joined Lafayette General’s Internal Medicine Physicians and the practice of Michael Alexander, M.D., Bradley Chastant II, M.D, and Juan Perez-Ruiz, M.D.

Kellner Joins Lafayette General’s Neuroscience Center

08/19/2014

Lafayette General Health welcomes a new neurologist to its staff. Virginia Kellner, M.D., is joining neurologists David Weir, M.D., Damon Patterson, M.D., and Adam Foreman, M.D., at the Neuroscience Center of Acadiana.

LGMC Receives Women’s Choice Award® for Providing Outstanding Overall Patient Experience

08/14/2014

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) received the 2014 Women’s Choice Award after women surveyed it one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience for the third consecutive year.

Jared Stark (left), CEO of University Hospital & Clinics, addressed staff and supporters of the hospital during a one-year anniversary ceremony held Wednesday in the hospital lobby.

UHC Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

08/13/2014

University Hospital & Clinics (UHC) officially observed its one-year anniversary with Lafayette General Health (LGH) during ceremonies held at the hospital today.

UHC Audiology Manager Receives Humanitarian Award

07/31/2014

Sherry Mouton, Audiology Manager at University Hospital & Clinics (UHC), received Lafayette Breakfast Sertoma Club’s prestigious “Service to Mankind Award” at its annual banquet held July 10 at Zea’s Restaurant.

CCA at Abbeville General Welcomes New Physician

07/30/2014

Cancer Center of Acadiana (CCA) at Abbeville General Hospital welcomes a new physician to its facility. Molly B. Thomas, M.D., a board-certified oncologist and hematologist, will begin at CCA on Thursday, July 31.

LGMC Conducting Research Study on non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

07/28/2014

Lafayette General Medical Center is seeking men and women ages 18 and older with B-cell indolent non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma to participate in a clinical trial.

LGMC, LGSH, SMH and OGHS Named “Most Wired”

07/10/2014

Being at the forefront of information technology has earned four Lafayette General Health-affiliated hospitals recognition among the nation’s “Most Wired.”

LGMC wins “Excellence in Patient Care” award

07/08/2014

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) is receiving the “Excellence in Patient Care” award from Studer Group®, an outcomes-based firm that mentors hospitals and health systems across the country.

UHC Names Director of Oncology and Oncology Research

07/02/2014

Lafayette General Health announces that oncologist Windy Dean-Colomb, M.D., has been named Medical Director of Oncology at University Hospital & Clinics (UHC), as well as UHC’s Medical Director of Oncology Research.

Residents Arrive on Hospital Campuses

07/01/2014

Lafayette General Medical Center and University Hospital & Clinics welcomed a new round of residents to their respective campuses earlier today.

LGMC Recognized as BrainPath Center

06/30/2014

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) is now recognized as a BrainPath® Center for being among the first 50 hospitals in the country offering a new surgical approach to reach deep brain abnormalities.

Emergency Room Route - Girard Park Drive Closure

06/29/2014

Construction during the week of June 30 - July 3 between Pasa Place and Hospital Drive could alter some traffic routes around LGMC.

LGMC Lands Several Top Spots in The Times “Best of” Poll

06/26/2014

Acadiana loves Lafayette General Health (LGH) and Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC). That’s the takeaway from the latest “Best of Acadiana” readership survey conducted by The Times of Acadiana.

LGMC named among America’s Best Hospitals in Orthopedics

06/24/2014

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) was recently named among America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics. This award is given by WomenCertified® to hospitals with comprehensive orthopedic programs that meet certain customer survey scores and wellness criteria.

LGMC Receives The Joint Commission Certification for Joint Replacement

06/23/2014

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) was recently honored with The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® receiving the Disease-Specific Care Certification for Joint Replacement Hip and Knee.

Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital and Lafayette General Health Ready to Explore Expanded Partnership

06/11/2014

Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital and Lafayette General Health have signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore a long-term lease agreement.

LGMC Dietitian Hillary Hill Receives Certification

06/04/2014

Lafayette General Medical Center dietitian Hilary Hill is now a Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition (CSO) through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

New Sign Unveiled at Acadia General Hospital

06/02/2014

A new sign was unveiled at Acadia General Hospital, formerly American Legion Hospital. The new name and unveiling coincides with the formal takeover of management from American Legion Corporation to Lafayette General Health.

Family Medicine Physician to Practice Holistic Medicine

05/29/2014

Acadiana now has its first Family Medicine physician that is also board certified in Integrative Holistic Medicine.

New CEO Named at Acadia General Hospital

05/19/2014

Lafayette General Health is pleased to announce Heather L. Harper as the new Chief Executive Officer of Acadia General Hospital in Crowley, effective June 16.

UHC's CFO Earns Certification

05/16/2014

Kirk Achieves Board Certification in Medical Practice Management

LGMC Named a Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace

05/12/2014

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has been designated a Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Champion by the Mary Amelia Douglas-Whited Community Women’s Health Center and the Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition. LGMC received the designation for providing time, space and support for employees who breastfeed or pump milk to feed their babies.

UHC Earns Quality Respiratory Care Recognition in National Program

05/08/2014

University Hospital & Clinics (UHC) has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals.

Clinical Trial Leads to Implant of MRI-Compatible Defibrillator at LGMC

05/07/2014

Lafayette General Medical Center first in Louisiana to help improve access to MRI diagnostics for cardiac rhythm patients.

LGMC Recertified with GIFT Designation

04/30/2014

A GIFT (Guided Infant Feeding Techniques) facility is recognized as having implemented “The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.”

Lafayette General Health named “Large Business of the Year”

04/15/2014

Junior Achievement of Acadiana named Lafayette General Health its “Large Business of the Year” for 2014.

LGMC named “Safe Sleep Champion Hospital”

04/02/2014

Educating parents and staff about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome has earned Lafayette General Medical Center recognition for excellence.

Louisiana’s First Lung Cancer Center Open for Business

04/01/2014

Louisiana’s first and only dedicated lung cancer clinic is now accepting patients.

Construction, Parking and ER Route Direction Updates

03/27/2014

The new parking garage between LGMC and the Heymann Performing Arts Center is open and available for use by patients, visitors and patrons of the Heymann Center.

Facility Updates Due To Inclement Weather

01/28/2014

Services at all Lafayette General Health facilities are expected to return to business as usual on Thursday morning.

Medical Detox Program Opens at University Hospital & Clinics

01/06/2014

University Hospital & Clinics (UHC) has re-established its Medical Detoxification Program, which is now open and seeing patients.

University Hospital & Clinics Reopens Pediatric Clinic

12/19/2013

University Hospital & Clinics (UHC) is pleased to announce that outpatient pediatric services are returning to the UHC campus effective Monday, December 23.

Get Kidney Smart at LGMC

11/29/2013

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).

LGMC a “Guardian of Excellence”

11/20/2013

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 satisfaction.

LGMC Tops in Obstetrics

11/14/2013

Women in Acadiana highly recommend Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) for Obstetrics services.

Lafayette General Health, American Legion Hospital exploring partnership

11/05/2013

American 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.

LGMC Named a Top Performer in U.S.

10/31/2013

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.

Lafayette General Medical Center receives 2013 Excellence Award

10/30/2013

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).

LGMC Wins Consumer Choice Award

10/28/2013

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.

Lafayette General Health announces affiliation agreement with Bunkie General Hospital

10/15/2013

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.

Cardiology services at University Hospital & Clinics get boost from Cardiovascular Institute of the South

10/07/2013

University Hospital & Clinics (UHC) has announced that it is enhancing its cardiology services through a partnership with Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS).

LGMC operating new MRI machine

09/27/2013

The radiologists at Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) are rather radiant these days.

Free Health Fair Saturday at Girard Park

09/20/2013

La. Rep. Vincent Pierre (District 44) is encouraging Acadiana residents to attend a free upcoming health fair.

Lafayette General Medical Center “delivering” best in nation

09/17/2013

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) is unsurpassed in America when it comes to delivering babies at full term.

U.S. Rep. Cassidy visits with Lafayette General officials

08/16/2013

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.

LGMC receives 2013 Women's Choice Award

08/14/2013

Lafayette General Medical Center has received the 2013 Women’s Choice Award for being voted one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by women for a second consecutive year.

Partners contribute $500,000 for new RN program at SLCC

08/14/2013

A new program at South Louisiana Community College (SLCC) will help fill a growing need within Acadiana’s healthcare industry.

Dr. Brent Hebert opens St. Martinville office

08/06/2013

Brent E. Hebert, M.D., has opened St. Martinville’s newest doctor’s office.

Lafayette General Health garners Most Wired awards, again!

08/02/2013

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.

LHA recognizes LGMC for 75-year membership

08/01/2013

The Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA)recently presented an award to Lafayette General MedicalCenter for its 75th year of membership with the American Hospital Association.

March of Dimes plans "Healthy Baby" shower

07/29/2013

This event will provide critical health information and newborn care essentials to ensure healthy deliveries and care of newborns in Louisiana where nearly 200 babies are born prematurely each week

Job Fair for Registered Nurses Announced

07/24/2013

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.

CIS at Lafayette General first in La. to use clot removal system

07/23/2013

ASPIRE Aspirator, a new hand-held mechanical aspirator system to remove blood clots and increase blood flow.

LGH Leadership Announcements

07/17/2013

With the addition of University Hospital and Clinics, Lafayette General Health's Board of Trustees announces changes in leadership.

Cutting-Edge Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer

07/16/2013

The region's first portal vein replacement, performed at Lafayette General Medical Center, successfully treated a pancreatic cancer patient.

Newest Procedure to Repair Aneurysms

07/16/2013

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.

LGMC Welcomes First Residents

07/01/2013

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.

LGMC raises funds for Hearts of Hope

06/28/2013

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.

LGMC named "Best Hospital" in readership survey

06/27/2013

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.

******This is a DRILL******

06/26/2013

******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****** This is a drill and is done to improve safety procedures and improve efficiencies in the event of a real disaster******This is a DRILL******

University Hospital & Clinics begins new era

06/25/2013

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.

LGMC Center of Excellence Minimally Invasive Gynecology

06/24/2013

Lafayette General Medical Center announces designation as Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology at Women's Event.

LGMC Hosts Women's Event

06/06/2013

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) is sponsoring a free women's health information seminar on Friday, June 21 beginning at 2 p.m.

Cancer Survivors Day celebrated

06/03/2013

Cancer Center of Acadiana at Lafayette General gathered Friday, May 31, to celebrate Cancer Survivors Day, which was observed Sunday.

Lafayette General rallies for Oklahoma hospital

05/31/2013

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.

LGMD announces new Chief Administrative Officer

05/30/2013

Lafayette General names CEO for UMC

05/29/2013

LAFAYETTE – Lafayette General is pleased to announce that Jared L. Stark has been named Chief Executive Officer of University Medical Center starting June 24.

Binding Documents Signed to Save UMC

05/28/2013

On 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).

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT -- Parking, Emergency entrances changing

05/21/2013

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).

St. Martin Hospital holds ribbon-cutting ceremony

05/16/2013

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.

Cancer Center of Acadiana Earns National Accreditation

04/25/2013

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.

LGMC wins one of four 2013 Innov8 Lafayette Awards

04/25/2013

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.

LGMC to celebrate "Donate Life Month" in April

03/28/2013

Lafayette General Medical Center, LOPA and Southern Eye Bank partner to celebrate Acadiana’s heroes and raise awareness for organ, tissue and cornea donation

Lafayette, LGMC prospering together

03/25/2013

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.

CIS Physicians at LGMC are First to Use New Technology

03/11/2013

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.

LGMC Pharmacy earns 'Site of the Year' award

01/24/2013

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.

Cancer Center of Acadiana hires respected psychologist

01/23/2013

Cancer 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.

CCA helps patient celebrate 100th birthday

01/15/2013

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.

Lafayette General Surgical Hospital gets customer satisfaction honor

01/14/2013

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.

Lafayette General hires top Orthopedic surgeons

01/04/2013

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.

New director for Lafayette General Foundation announced

12/24/2012

Lafayette General Medical Center announces the appointment of Geoff Daily as the Development Director of Lafayette General Foundation for Healthcare Innovation.

Internal Medicine Offices Opening in Grant Molett Complex

12/18/2012

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.

Lafayette native to be featured in Rose Parade

12/10/2012

The 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.

Tree of Life Ceremony slated

12/04/2012

On Saturday, December 8 the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA), Lafayette General Medical 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.

Consumers Choose Lafayette General

11/29/2012

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.

LaHIE Celebrates One Year Anniversary

11/05/2012

The Louisiana Health Information Exchange (LaHIE) celebrated its one year anniversary on Nov. 4, 2012.

Nurse Director named at Lafayette Behavioral Health Unit

11/05/2012

Kandy Collins, MSN, APRN, CS–has been appointed as Nurse Director of the Lafayette Behavioral Health Unit, a division of Lafayette General Medical Center.

Lafayette Physician is first in world to use new device

10/29/2012

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.

Gumbo Cook-off held

10/26/2012

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.

LGMC organ donation earns Bronze Award

10/24/2012

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 conversion rate.

Surge Tent a sign of community health

10/18/2012

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.

AHA/LHA present Rep. Boustany with award at LGMC

10/17/2012

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.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held

10/03/2012

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.

LGMC Neuroscience program attains Center of Excellence status

09/20/2012

The neuroscience 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.

New x-ray technology guides surgeons

09/20/2012

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 precise.

Lafayette General Foundation Gala and Art Auction

09/12/2012

LGMC Named Top 100 for Patient Experience by WomenCertified®

09/05/2012

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.

Rep. Boustany visits LGMC officials

08/24/2012

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.

St. Martin Hospital holds groundbreaking ceremony

08/17/2012

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.

LGMC named 2012 "Most Wired"

07/16/2012

Nation’s Most Wired Hospitals Improve Efficiency with Health Information Technology

LGMC Stroke Center earns Bronze Award

07/02/2012

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.

LGMC voted top hospital in Acadiana

06/19/2012

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.

LGMC record keeping earns higher status

06/12/2012

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.

Bariatric surgery more than about weight loss

06/11/2012

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.

LGMC to air live cases for TV feed

05/30/2012

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.

Abbeville General opens Cancer Center of Acadiana affiliate

05/24/2012

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.

NICU Reunion Party Held

05/23/2012

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).

Stuller, Inc. and Lafayette General partner to launch telemedicine clinic

05/15/2012

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.

LGMC wraps up National Donate Life Month

05/02/2012

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.

LGMC wraps up National Donate Life Month

05/02/2012

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.

LGMC has Bicentennial Babies

05/01/2012

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.

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Closing

04/25/2012

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.

Chief Medical Information Officer Named

04/17/2012

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.

Lafayette General was presented with Southern Eye Bank's 2011 Hospital of the Year award for helping to give the gift of sight.

04/03/2012

Lafayette General was presented with Southern Eye Bank's 2011 Hospital of the Year award for helping to give the gift of sight.

You're a Nurse; Think you've got what it takes?

03/27/2012

Advanced Medical Awarded Accreditation

03/12/2012

Lafayette General Medical Center’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.

Advanced Medical Awarded Accreditation

03/12/2012

Lafayette General Medical Center’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.

LGMC Continues Award Winning Care

03/06/2012

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.

LGMC Nurse Practitioner Saves a Life

02/03/2012

Deedra Harrington’s intuition leads her to giving CPR to a jogger in Girard Park.

Bariatric Center of Excellence

01/05/2012

The 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 Review Corporation.

St. Martin Renovation

12/16/2011

Renovations coming to St. Martin Hospital...

LGMC and OGHS Partner to Pilot LaHIE

11/22/2011

LGMC and OGHS are the first two hospitals in the State of Louisiana to pilot the Louisiana Health Information Exchange (LaHIE).

LGMC To Honor The Ragin' Cajuns

11/07/2011

LGMC will be giving every baby born a Ragin' Cajuns book.

Lafayette Neurologist Presents in Boston

10/27/2011

Dr. Thomas Forest recently presented a case study at the 2011 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference in Boston.

LGMC CEO Inducted Into Hall of Fame

10/20/2011

LGMC President and CEO, David Callecod, FACHE, was recently named among the country's most committed and influential leaders in the health care industry.

LGMC Announces LPN School Closure

10/19/2011

Article by HCE Exchange- Lafayette General Medical Center: David Callecod, President/CEO

09/16/2011

HCE Exchange provides insight from distinguished leaders on a variety of topics covering the full spectrum of the healthcare industry.

LGMC's Emergency Department Earns 'Silver Bear' Designation

08/10/2011

This designation recognizes Emergency Departments that meet nationally recognized criteria...

LGMC Partners with Text4Baby to Improve Prenatal and Infant Care

07/19/2011

Top Hospitals in Louisiana

07/07/2011

As featured in the July/ August issue of Louisiana Life Magazine, LGMC is again listed as a top hospital...

Hospitals Join Forces to Provide High Quality Patient Care

07/06/2011

LGMC and OGHS are proud to announce their recent affiliation in order to...

Lafayette General Receives Award for Quality & Service Excellence

06/29/2011

Lafayette General was selected from among 800 health care organizations...

Lafayette General Announces First Cancer Treatments in Louisiana with TrueBeam

06/17/2011

New technology is faster and more accurate for precise treatment ...

Lafayette General & CIS Welcome Two Cardiologists to the World-Class Team

05/02/2011

Drs. Nick Cavros and John Patterson are welcomed to our team of cardiologists. .

'Intensivist' Services Improve Intensive Care at LGMC

04/20/2011

Shown to reduce the risk of patient mortality in ICU by 40% . . .

LGMC Awarded Certification from The Joint Commission

04/07/2011

LGMC Partners with Cardiovascular Institute of the South

02/10/2011

New Executives Announced

12/30/2010

LGMC Outpatient Lab Has Moved

12/06/2010

Mammogram Winners Selected

11/02/2010

Access to ICU Now Via Main Elevators, Instead of ER

10/15/2010

Wear Red Day Winner!

09/17/2010

Lafayette General Medical Center Wins Prestigious Excellence in Patient Care Award for Doctor Communication

08/30/2010

Lafayette General Surgical Hospital Receives Platinum Quality Award

05/27/2010

LGMC Welcomes New Radiation Oncologist

05/20/2010

Brent Mahoney, MD, PhD, is specialty-trained in CyberKnife . .

New Technology Uses GPS-like System to Reach Lung Lesions

02/10/2010

A three-dimensional virtual 'roadmap' of the lungs guides doctors . . .