Lafayette General Health
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Michelle Owens, M.D.
Growth Through Leadership
Acadia General Hospital (AGH) continued to change the medical landscape in Acadia Parish in fiscal year 2016. AGH’s community impact continued with the addition of members from LGMD Physician Group. Orthopedic Surgeons Paul Novakovich, M.D., and Otis Drew, M.D., provide complete orthopedic care, from sports medicine to treating a wide range of bone, joint and muscle problems. Neurologist Damon Patterson, M.D., treats numerous conditions ranging from nerve and brain disorders, Alzheimer’s, pain management and other neurological diseases. All three physicians see patients in Acadia General Specialty Center.
Excitement built throughout the year as AGH moved through a three-phase renovation project. Renovations included replacing the medical gas compressor, cleaning and painting the exterior of the building to improve its appearance and energy efficiency, window replacements and more.
The Emergency Room continued to see an increase in patient volume averaging over 1,700 patients a month since July. The average length of stay decreased to 125 minutes and “left without being seen” rates decreased to less than two percent.
Cancer Center of Acadiana clinics in Eunice, Mamou and Ville Platte aligned with AGH to offer infusion services and resources to patients. AGH enhanced its cardiology services through a partnership with Cardiovascular Institute of the South.
The new Telecardiology program gives patients access to a cardiologist 24/7. AGH excelled by providing Acadia Parish with services tailored to benefit the community.
Acadia General Hospital Board of Directors
David L. Callecod, FACHE (Chairman)
B. Cason de la Houssaye, Jr., M.D.
Stephen A. Stefanski