About Lafayette General Medical Center
Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) staffs a total of 377 beds and is the largest full-service, acute-care medical center in the nine-parish area of Acadiana. LGMC provides families with comprehensive medical services at every level of care, from severe emergency trauma to the common cold.
Lafayette General has the busiest emergency department in Acadiana and handles the highest level of trauma in the region. The hospital's 32-bed adult intensive care unit (ICU) is staffed 24/7 by intensivists (physicians specializing in critical care), while the 25-bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) boasts benchmark status in Key Performance Indicators by the Vermont Oxford Network.
Our full-service, tertiary care facility offers a highly trained staff and excellent physicians to bring about positive patient outcomes. We are proud to offer FREE valet parking to all patients, families and visitors. Lafayette General Medical Center is recognized by federal and state tax laws as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. As a community-owned and managed hospital, all decisions are made locally by an experienced administrative team and a volunteer Membership Corporation and Board of Trustees.
The Medical Center evolved from Lafayette Sanitarium, a six-bed facility that opened in 1911, and has been a leader in health care throughout its existence. Over the years, LGMC has expanded its services and facilities to meet the community's growing needs, including Center of Excellence status in Minimally Invasive Gynecology and Neuroscience, as well as the distinction as an Accredited Cancer Program, Advanced Certified Primary Stroke Center and Accredited Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. A leader in technology, LGMC was the first to bring the da Vinci® (a robotic surgical system), CyberKnife® (a stereotactic radiosurgery system) and Medtronic O-Arm (a surgical imaging system) to Acadiana.