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.

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

03/01/2014

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

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).

Lafayette General Medical Center “delivering” best in nation

09/30/2013

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

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.

LGMC accepting applications for CNA school

09/13/2013

Need a career move? Want to enter the nursing field? Lafayette General Medical Center’s (LGMC) School of Health Sciences may have an opportunity for you.

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

'Best of Acadiana' Winner

07/05/2010

Times of Acadiana readers voted us #1 Hospital and #1 Emergency Room . .

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 . . .