Kim Dooley

Director of Financial Services 
Sandi Hernandez

Chief of Staff
Dennis Eschete, Jr., M.D.

Growth Through Leadership

Lafayette General Surgical Hospital (LGSH) and Oil Center Surgical Plaza (OCSP) are both entities separately owned by Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) and local physicians. LGSH has been part of the Lafayette General family for 11 years. OCSP celebrated its second anniversary in fiscal year 2016 and saw 26% growth in total annual surgical volume. LGSH and OCSP combined for over 7,000 surgeries. This volume helped LGMC focus on more critical patients and procedures.

LGSH and OCSP offered new surgical services and wrapped up the year with awards. Both LGSH and OCSP scored in the 99th percentile for Patient Satisfaction. This proves both entities are committed to continually improving their services in order to make sure every patient experience is a pleasant one.

LGSH increased neuro-spine surgeries 1,920% in fiscal year 2016, and now these surgeries account for 9% of LGSH’s overall surgical volume. At the end of the fiscal year, LGSH received Press Ganey’s prestigious Guardian of Excellence Award and Pinnacle of Excellence Award for Patient Experience in Ambulatory Surgery.

OCSP provided a first-of-its-kind procedure in Acadiana with the CATALYS® Precision Laser System. The laser provides patients with a less invasive option for cataract surgery. In only four months, OCSP’s Ophthalmologists preformed over 100 CATALYS® laser cataract surgeries since first performing this operation in May. Not only did OCSP see an increase in overall surgeries, they also added more surgeries in two key services: Orthopedics and Urology.

Lafayette General Surgical Hospital Executive Committee Members

  • Ricardo R. Leoni II, M.D. (Chairman)
  • Philip Gachassin, M.D.
  • David L. Callecod, FACHE
  • Patrick W. Gandy, Jr.
  • Angela Mayeaux-Hebert, M.D.
  • Bradley Chastant, M.D.