Chief Executive Officer
Katie Hebert

Chief Nursing Officer
Laurence Vincent

Medical Director/Associate Dean for Lafayette Affairs
James Falterman, Jr., M.D. 

President of Medical Staff 
Richard Howes, M.D.

Growth Through Leadership

University Hospital & Clinics (UHC) continued to bring new healthcare opportunities to Acadiana in fiscal year 2016. On July 1, Governor John Bel Edwards signed an executive order to expand Medicaid in Louisiana. The program, known as Healthy Louisiana, provided the opportunity for more Louisiana residents to qualify for Medicaid. This provided access to professional healthcare coverage for many who were unable to qualify for Medicaid before.

UHC is Acadiana’s largest provider of primary care and specialist appointments for patients with Medicaid or are underinsured. UHC stepped up to accommodate the influx of new patients in Acadiana by providing dedicated appointments to new Medicaid enrollees.

Keeping its commitment to quality, UHC continued work on its ER expansion and renovation project. The project increased space in the ER from 1,800 square feet to 8,000 square feet. The new ER has improved efficiency and offers patients more privacy. Other renovations included cleaning and painting the exterior of the building to improve its appearance and energy efficiency.

UHC’s continued focus on community education and providing expanded access to healthcare was recognized by Susan G. Komen. Komen awarded a grant to Lafayette General Foundation for UHC, which provides screenings, mammograms, patient education and a Nurse Navigator. Screenings were offered to women under the Louisiana Breast & Cervical Health Program including: breast exams, mammograms, breast ultrasounds, pelvic exams, pap smears and cervical and breast biopsies.

University Hospital & Clinics Board of Trustees

  • David L. Callecod, FACHE (Chairman) 
  • Betty Brown 
  • Allen Celestine
  • James Falterman, Jr., M.D. 
  • Joby John, Ph.D. 
  • Rosemary St. Clergy
  • Katie Hebert
  • Farha Khan, M.D.