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Lafayette General Health is Acadiana’s largest non-profit, community-owned regional health system committed to always delivering excellence. The system has over 4,500 employees, serving the south-central region of Louisiana by aligning with facilities across Acadiana. Lafayette General Health is a founding member of the Ochsner Health Network.

With Lafayette General Medical Center as the flagship hospital, Lafayette General Health also owns or manages Lafayette General Orthopaedic HospitalLafayette General Surgical HospitalSt. Martin HospitalUniversity Hospital & ClinicsAcadia General Hospital and Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital.

Lafayette General Health also has clinical affiliations with several other hospitals and professional medical centers across South Louisiana. Lafayette General Medical Center and University Hospital & Clinics, Acadiana’s only two teaching hospitals, provide graduate medical education across many disciplines. Lafayette General Health also owns LGMD Physician Group, a non-profit corporation that operates and manages several physician clinics, including Family Medicine and Internal Medicine, as well as many specialists and surgeons. Lafayette General Health helps patients participate in their own health care by offering My Health the online patient portal, allowing people to view lab results and medical information for each hospital in the Lafayette General Health system.

In continuous efforts to reach more patients, Lafayette General Health helps facilitate telemedicine services to schools, businesses and government offices to make health care more accessible for people while at school or at work. 

Our Mission

The mission of Lafayette General Health is to Restore, Maintain, and Improve Health.

The mission and philosophy of Lafayette General Health are a reflection of its many years of providing healthcare services to the people of the city of Lafayette and surrounding areas. As the Acadiana region of Louisiana has grown, the organization has responded with growth and the development of new health services. The city of Lafayette has become a central hub of the Acadiana region, and the hospital likewise has grown from a small community hospital to a larger health system for its region. While the organization promotes and develops tertiary referral services, it seeks to maintain its role as a full service health system for the people of the Acadiana region. 

Lafayette General Health has committed itself to the following roles: Provision of general health services to the people of Lafayette and surrounding parishes as well as provision of specialty services for the residents of Acadiana. The organization offers several specialty services that distinguish it as a major tertiary center. Among these are a neonatal intensive care unit, cardiology, cardiovascular, neurosurgery, pulmonary, general surgery, emergency services, and diagnostic and treatment services. Lafayette General Health demonstrates that, as a community-owned system, caring for all is our top priority.

Our Vision

The vision of Lafayette General Health is to be a regional healthcare system that always delivers excellence.

Our Values

The values of Supportiveness, Etiquette, Respect, Vibrancy, Integrity, Communication and Excellence are embraced by our employees. It's how we treat our patients and each other. The S.E.R.V.I.C.E Standards of Behavior are our guiding principles.