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

Chief Operating Officer
Court LeMaistre, FACHE

Vice President / Chief Nursing Officer
Becki Benoit

Chief of Staff
Dennis Eschete, Jr., 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

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) enjoyed a landmark fiscal year 2014 with the completion of the hospital’s $52.5 million Emergency Department and Operating Room expansion and renovation project ($48.5 million for building and professional fees, and $4 million for new equipment and technology). The expansion, which also added a new trauma elevator and 343-space parking garage, increased emergency bed capacity from 31 beds to 45 and features 13 state-of-the-art operating rooms. The hospital cafeteria began renovation at the end of May and reopened just after the fiscal year concluded.

Beyond construction, other milestones included LGMC opening the first Lung Mass Clinic in Acadiana. The hospital also expanded its certified orthopedic services by bringing in more orthopedic surgeons and becoming the first to offer a new robot-assisted knee/hip replacement procedure known as MAKOplasty®. LGMC also provides graduate medical education (GME) across many disciplines.  At the close of fiscal year 2015 LGMC launched its Nurse Residency Program.  

LGMC continues to develop its efficiency and specialized services to be the go-to destination that other LGH hospitals rely upon for high-level cases and treatments. In this way, LGMC steadily anchors the LGH system and enhances care in the community by being the strongest leader in the market.

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