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lafayette hospitalsLafayette General Health features two of Acadiana’s premier teaching hospitals, University Health & Clinics and Lafayette General Medical Center.
lghThe Bariatric Surgery Department at Lafayette General Medical Center is accredited as a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). This weight loss surgery can be performed in Lafayette, LA at LGMC and is increasingly common.
gastroenterologist lafayette laCancer Center of Acadiana spans across South Louisiana, bringing closer to home world renowned cancer treatments normally found at medical centers in Houston and New Orleans. The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC) granted a 3-year accreditation to CCA. Many believe it's difficult to find cancer treatment nearby, but we have CoC treatment centers in Lafayette, Eunice, Abbeville, Crowley, New Iberia, and Opelousas.
lafayette la hospitalsLafayette General’s Breast Center is a designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. Accreditations by the American College of Radiology include Breast MRI, Breast Ultrasound, Commuted Tomography (CT), Mammography, Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Stereotactic Biopsy. 
lafayette hospitals louisianaAfter undergoing an on-site evaluation and demonstrating compliance with nationally developed standards for stroke care, Lafayette General Medical Center earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™ for certification as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center.
lgh hospitalThe neuroscience program at Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) attained Center of Excellence status in 2012 based on the results of a Neuroscience Center of Excellence® survey. On staff is:
  • Dr. Alan Appley
  • Dr. Thomas Burtuccini
  • Dr. Dani Bidros
  • Dr. William Brennan
  • Dr. Jason Cormier
  • Dr. Stephen Goldware
  • Dr. Patrick Juneau
  • Dr. Ricado Leoni
  • Dr. Ilyas Munshi
  • Dr. Jayme Trahan
la hospitalThe orthopedics program was awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® receiving the Disease-Specific Care Certification for Joint Replacement Knee, Hip and Shoulder. Lafayette General is home to some of the most talented Orthpedic surgeons in the field today.

Lafayette General Medical Doctors Join Blue Cross Program to Boost Patients’ Health

The primary care providers of Lafayette General Medical Doctors (LGMD) have joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana’s innovative Quality Blue Primary Care (QBPC) program, beginning July 1.


Local Neurologist One of Few In Country With Certification

Kevin R. Hargrave, M.D., Medical Director of Neuroscience Center of Acadiana at Lafayette General and Co-Medical Director of Sleep Center of Acadiana at Lafayette General, recently received the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) Neuroimaging Certification. Only 26 physicians in the entire country passed the most recent exam, demonstrating expert knowledge in their subsequent areas. Dr. Hargrave now holds the distinction of being the only physician in Acadiana, and one of six in the entire state, to be considered a UCNS neuroimaging Diplomate. While there are over 16,000 neurologists currently practicing in the U.S., only 206 are physician Diplomates certified in Neuroimaging.

Kevin R. Hargrave, M.D.

The James M. Cox Foundation announces $250,000 grant to Lafayette General Foundation

Funds will expand telemedicine, providing access to school-based healthcare to 8,000 St. Martin Parish students

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