Leadership

CEO - Lafayette General Medical Center
Patrick W. Gandy, Jr.

Chief Operating Officer
Court LeMaistre, FACHE

Vice President / Chief Nursing Officer
Becki Benoit

President of Medical Staff
Brad A. Broussard, M.D.

Administrative Team

The LGMC vision is to be a premiere teaching facility and the hospital of choice for patients, physicians and employees. The executive leadership of Lafayette General Health runs the day-to-day operations of the health system, while each facility is managed by their own leadership team. Contact the administration office at (337) 289-7374 with any questions. 

Growth Through Leadership

Fiscal year 2016 was a year of unprecedented growth, challenges and innovation at Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC). It began with the introduction of a firstof-its-kind Nurse Residency Program. This program helps nurses drive their focus towards leadership, patient care and honing their skills with new, innovative technology.

Thanks to new heart monitoring technology, Cardiologists with Cardiovascular Institute of the South at Lafayette General are now able to deliver preventative treatment weeks before patients would require hospitalization. The CardioMEMS system is a tiny implantable sensor that measures blood pressure and wirelessly transmits the data to a clinician.

LGMC became the first breast milk depot for Southwest Louisiana. The medical center broke its own record in delivering babies in 2016, with over 3,000 parents choosing to deliver at LGMC. Because of this overwhelming demand, 11,000 square feet, featuring 19 new beds, was added to Women’s and Children’s Services. Operating room cases rose nearly 10% from the previous fiscal year, as did the complexity of surgical cases.

LGMC garnered numerous awards for its use of groundbreaking technology, as well as patient safety and satisfaction. With an Accredited Cancer Program, Advanced Certified Primary Stroke Center, Accredited Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Breast Imaging Center of Excellence and a BCBS Blue Distinction® Center+ (Plus) in Maternity Care, LGMC continued ¬≠meeting the healthcare challenges of Acadiana.

Board of Trustees 



Seated (l-r): David Wilson, David L. Callecod, FACHE (LGH President), Clay M. Allen (Chairman), Benjamin Doga, M.D., Flo Meadows (Treasurer), Martin Bech

Standing (l-r): John Schutte, M.D., Gary Salmon, Brad Broussard, M.D., Joby John, Ph.D., Philip Gachassin, M.D., Mandi Mitchell, William Fenstermaker (Past Chairman), Braden Despot (Secretary), Dennis Eschete, M.D., (Chief of Staff), Samuel Shuffler, M.D., Joe Zanco, Bradley J. Chastant, M.D., Bob Giles, David T. Calhoun, Julie Falgout