After completing her cancer treatment with Cancer Center of Acadia General Hospital (AGH), Carla Bollich decided to donate a “Victory Bell”.The bell is rung three times once a patient has completed their treatment and honors those who lost their battles with the disease.
Lafayette General Foundation (LGF) welcomes Chrissy Guilbeaux Thompson to her new role as Development Officer. Thompson brings years of experience in the medical field to oversee a variety of fundraising activities, grow resources, build donor relations and raise awareness to support the mission of LGF.
Dr. Blanchard’s new practice will be a traditional family practice, treating men and women’s health. Her office will not only serve those living in Henderson, but also lower St. Landry and northern St. Martin parishes.
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 (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.
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 (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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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, 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 (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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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).
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.
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 (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 (LGH) earned seven top finishes in the latest “Best of Acadiana” readership survey conducted by The Times of Acadiana.
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.
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.
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 (CCA) at Lafayette General celebrated Cancer Survivors Day with a “Hats off to Survivors” themed event at Burden Riehl Center on Saturday, June 4.
International Data Corporation’s (IDC) industry publication Computerworld named Lafayette General Health to its 2016 Best Places to Work in Information Technology list.
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.
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 (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 (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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 Smile Patrol visited patients in the pediatric and oncology units at Lafayette General Medical Center Friday, March 25.
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.
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.
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).
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 (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).
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.
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.
Today, the last day of heart month, Lafayette General Medical Center honors a heart attack survivor, Myra Robin.
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.
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.
Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) and University Hospital & Clinics (UHC) have earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program.
Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Infectious Disease Clinic at University Hospital & Clinics is now offering a service aimed at preventing the spread of HIV through the PrEP Clinic.
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 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.
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 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.
The St. Martin Parish School Board is launching its first telemedicine clinic to provide easier medical access for students at rural locations.
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.
Lafayette General Medical Center was named a 2015/2016 Consumer Choice Award winner by National Research Corporation.
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.
Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital held a sign-unveiling ceremony on Wednesday to welcome its full management agreement with Lafayette General Health.
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.
Several Lafayette General Health (LGH) affiliates received honors from Press Ganey Associates, Inc., a national leader in healthcare analytics.
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).
LGMD Physician Group welcomes its newest family medicine physician, Leslie Sizemore, M.D., who will open her private practice on November 6.
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.
The most advanced, complex breast reconstructive surgery available is now offered at Lafayette General Medical Center.
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.
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 is initiating its first Nurse Residency Program at Lafayette General Medical Center to help train graduate nurses entering their professional field.
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.
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 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.
Lafayette General Health (LGH) has announced the appointment of Karen O. Wyble as Chief Executive Officer at St. Martin Hospital, effective today.
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.
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.
University Hospital & Clinics held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday to celebrate the opening of its new Infusion Clinic.
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 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 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.
Lafayette General Health welcomes Tyler Perrin-Bellelo, M.D., to the LGMD Physician Group – Internal Medicine.
Cancer Center of Acadiana at Savoy Medical Center and Lafayette General Health welcome Oncologist Kristen Sager, M.D., to its staff.
Lafayette General Health welcomes Michael Horaist, M.D., to the practice of Drs. Philip Gachassin, Dennis Eschete, Jr., and Daniel Carroll.
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 Health welcomes Pulmonologist and Internal Medicine physician John Williams IV, M.D.
Lafayette General Medical Center received the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience.
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.
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.
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 (LGEC) welcomes Gastroenterologist Jacob Karr, M.D., to its staff.
Three Lafayette General Health hospitals have been recognized for being at the forefront of information technology and named among the nation’s “Most Wired.”
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.
St. Martin Hospital (SMH) is offering free breast screening mammograms for women through a grant funded by Susan G. Komen.
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.
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 Ricky L. Owers, M.D., has joined Cancer Center of Acadiana at Lafayette General.
Lafayette General Medical Center has purchased a new hyperbaric chamber for its Wound Care and Hyperbarics Department.
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.
Industry publication Computerworld announced Monday that Lafayette General Health was named to its 2015 list of “Best Places to Work in Information Technology.”
Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has won a Women’s Choice Award® for being One of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care.
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.
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.
The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) named St. Martin Hospital (SMH) a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital in Patient Perspective.
The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) named Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital (AKMH) a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital in Financial Stability.
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.
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 (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.
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 (AKMH) and Lafayette General Health (LGH) have reached a long-term lease agreement, whereby LGH will assume expanded management and operational control of AKMH.
Hospitals implement nutrition programs and other initiatives to receive designation.
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.
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.
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.
Lafayette General Medical Center implements nutrition program and other initiatives to receive designation.
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 held its inaugural fundraising gala on Friday, April 10, at the Grand Opera House.
In a remarkable display of philanthropy, Lafayette General Foundation worked with Kiwanis Club of Lafayette to acquire a critical piece of equipment for newborns.
Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has garnered the Louisiana Quality Foundation’s (LQF) highest award, the Louisiana Performance Excellence Award (LPEA).
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.
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.
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.
The same 3D mammography mentioned among The Top 20 Cancer Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report is now available at LGMC.
University Hospital & Clinics has announced plans to redesign its 10-bed outpatient Oncology Unit to help improve patient access and efficiency.
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 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.
Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to formally open its first Telemedicine Clinic on Friday, March 27.
A unique tool in the fight against colon cancer will be on display at two Lafayette General Health facilities.
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.
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.
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.
United Way of Acadiana generously honored Lafayette General Health at its annual awards banquet Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Lafayette Hilton.
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, free home screening kits are available at Acadiana area Walgreens
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.
Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) received the 2015 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics.
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.
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 held a grand opening ceremony today for La Place de Vie, a new courtyard in front of Lafayette General Medical Center.
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.
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.
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.
The Urgent Care Association of America has designated Lafayette General Health as a Certified Urgent Care provider, distinguishing its urgent care centers.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
If you suffer from knee or hip pain, you may want to learn more about a new breakthrough procedure now available in Lafayette.
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.
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.
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 transitioned to a completely tobacco-free campus on Thursday, November 20.
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.
Daryl Cetnar, Director of Community Relations for Lafayette General Health, recently completed training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, AL.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Attend a free seminar at Acadia General Hospital or in Abbeville to learn more about MAKOplasty.
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 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.
Lafayette General Health’s expanded residency program is delivering on one of its promises – keeping good, young doctors in Acadiana.
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.
Patrick Dale LeLeux, Jr., M.D., is moving his Internal Medicine practice from Kaplan to Crowley.
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.
Dr. Trahan makes a return to the community after being named Crowley’s 1997 Outstanding Young Citizen of the Year.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
On Thursday, Oct. 2, Lafayette General Foundation hosted a transformative gala that set a new standard for events of its kind in Lafayette.
Visitors to Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) are being greeted with a new color scheme outside the hospital… Pink, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
Rachel S. Brunt, RN recently participated in a conference call with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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.
March of Dimes & Louisiana Hospital Association Research and Education Foundation (LHAREF) recognize local hospitals for their work to give more babies a healthy start.
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., has opened a new practice in Lafayette. Dr. Luke is trained in both open and endovascular procedures.
St. Martin Hospital CEO Katie Hebert has been appointed to the board of the Louisiana Emergency Response Network (LERN).
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 has been named one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2014 by Modern Healthcare magazine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MAKOplasty® Enables New Level of Accuracy for Partial Knee and Total Hip Replacement
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.
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.
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.
University Hospital & Clinics (UHC) officially observed its one-year anniversary with Lafayette General Health (LGH) during ceremonies held at the hospital today.
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.
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.
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.
Being at the forefront of information technology has earned four Lafayette General Health-affiliated hospitals recognition among the nation’s “Most Wired.”
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.
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.
Lafayette General Medical Center and University Hospital & Clinics welcomed a new round of residents to their respective campuses earlier today.
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.
Construction during the week of June 30 - July 3 between Pasa Place and Hospital Drive could alter some traffic routes around LGMC.
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.
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.
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 have signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore a long-term lease agreement.
Lafayette General Medical Center dietitian Hilary Hill is now a Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition (CSO) through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
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.
Acadiana now has its first Family Medicine physician that is also board certified in Integrative Holistic Medicine.
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.
Kirk Achieves Board Certification in Medical Practice Management
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.
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.
Lafayette General Medical Center first in Louisiana to help improve access to MRI diagnostics for cardiac rhythm patients.
A GIFT (Guided Infant Feeding Techniques) facility is recognized as having implemented “The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.”
Junior Achievement of Acadiana named Lafayette General Health its “Large Business of the Year” for 2014.
Educating parents and staff about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome has earned Lafayette General Medical Center recognition for excellence.
Louisiana’s first and only dedicated lung cancer clinic is now accepting patients.
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.
Services at all Lafayette General Health facilities are expected to return to business as usual on Thursday morning.
University Hospital & Clinics (UHC) has re-established its Medical Detoxification Program, which is now open and seeing patients.
University Hospital & Clinics (UHC) is pleased to announce that outpatient pediatric services are returning to the UHC campus effective Monday, December 23.
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).
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.
Women in Acadiana highly recommend Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) for Obstetrics services.
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.
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 (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).
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 (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.
University Hospital & Clinics (UHC) has announced that it is enhancing its cardiology services through a partnership with Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS).
The radiologists at Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) are rather radiant these days.
La. Rep. Vincent Pierre (District 44) is encouraging Acadiana residents to attend a free upcoming health fair.
Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) is unsurpassed in America when it comes to delivering babies at full term.
U.S. Representative Bill Cassidy (R – 6th Dist.) stopped by Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) on Friday, August 16 for a discussion with hospital officials about the status of health care in America.
Lafayette General 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.
A new program at South Louisiana Community College (SLCC) will help fill a growing need within Acadiana’s healthcare industry.
Brent E. Hebert, M.D., has opened St. Martinville’s newest doctor’s office.
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.
The Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA)recently presented an award to Lafayette General MedicalCenter for its 75th year of membership with the American Hospital Association.
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
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.
ASPIRE Aspirator, a new hand-held mechanical aspirator system to remove blood clots and increase blood flow.
With the addition of University Hospital and Clinics, Lafayette General Health's Board of Trustees announces changes in leadership.
The region's first portal vein replacement, performed at Lafayette General Medical Center, successfully treated a pancreatic cancer patient.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Lafayette General Medical Center announces designation as Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology at Women's Event.
Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) is sponsoring a free women's health information seminar on Friday, June 21 beginning at 2 p.m.
Cancer Center of Acadiana at Lafayette General gathered Friday, May 31, to celebrate Cancer Survivors Day, which was observed Sunday.
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.
LAFAYETTE – Lafayette General is pleased to announce that Jared L. Stark has been named Chief Executive Officer of University Medical Center starting June 24.
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).
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).
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 (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.
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.
Lafayette General Medical Center, LOPA and Southern Eye Bank partner to celebrate Acadiana’s heroes and raise awareness for organ, tissue and cornea donation
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.
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.
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 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.
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 (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 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.
Lafayette General Medical Center announces the appointment of Geoff Daily as the Development Director of Lafayette General Foundation for Healthcare Innovation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Louisiana Health Information Exchange (LaHIE) celebrated its one year anniversary on Nov. 4, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nation’s Most Wired Hospitals Improve Efficiency with Health Information Technology
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lafayette General Medical Centerâ€™s durable home medical equipment company, Advanced Medical Supplies and Services, has once again achieved the Award of Accreditation from the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation, with no deficiencies.
Lafayette General Medical Centerâ€™s durable home medical equipment company, Advanced Medical Supplies and Services, has once again achieved the Award of Accreditation from the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation, with no deficiencies.
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.
Deedra Harrington’s intuition leads her to giving CPR to a jogger in Girard Park.
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.
Renovations coming to St. Martin Hospital...
LGMC and OGHS are the first two hospitals in the State of Louisiana to pilot the Louisiana Health Information Exchange (LaHIE).
LGMC will be giving every baby born a Ragin' Cajuns book.
Dr. Thomas Forest recently presented a case study at the 2011 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference in Boston.
LGMC President and CEO, David Callecod, FACHE, was recently named among the country's most committed and influential leaders in the health care industry.
HCE Exchange provides insight from distinguished leaders on a variety of topics covering the full spectrum of the healthcare industry.
This designation recognizes Emergency Departments that meet nationally recognized criteria...
As featured in the July/ August issue of Louisiana Life Magazine, LGMC is again listed as a top hospital...
LGMC and OGHS are proud to announce their recent affiliation in order to...
Lafayette General was selected from among 800 health care organizations...
New technology is faster and more accurate for precise treatment ...
Drs. Nick Cavros and John Patterson are welcomed to our team of cardiologists. .
Shown to reduce the risk of patient mortality in ICU by 40% . . .
Brent Mahoney, MD, PhD, is specialty-trained in CyberKnife . .
A three-dimensional virtual 'roadmap' of the lungs guides doctors . . .