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General Information

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) staffs a total of 451 beds, including 334 at its main campus, 93 at its Lafayette General Orthopaedic campus and 24 at the Behavioral Health Unit. It is the largest full-service acute-care medical center in Acadiana.

Lafayette General Medical Center

LGMC evolved from Lafayette Sanitarium, a six-bed facility that opened in 1911, and has been a leader in healthcare throughout its existence. Over the years, Lafayette General Medical Center has expanded its services and facilities to meet the community’s growing needs — Lafayette General Medical Center boasts a Center of Excellence in Breast Imaging, has an Accredited Cancer Center, an accredited Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery program and is an Advanced Certified Primary Stroke Center, and is a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center in Maternity Care and in Bariatrics. A leader in technology, Lafayette General Medical Center was the first to bring the da Vinci® (a robotic surgical system), CyberKnife® (a stereotactic radiosurgery system) MAKOplasty Orthopedic Surgery and BrightMatter Servo brain surgery to Acadiana. We’re right in the heart of Lafayette.

Lafayette General has the busiest emergency department in Acadiana and handles the highest level of trauma in the region as a Level II Trauma Center. The hospital’s 34-bed adult intensive care unit is staffed 24/7 by intensivists (physicians specializing in critical care), while the 31-bed neonatal intensive care unit boasts benchmark status in key performance indicators by the Vermont Oxford Network.

Our full-service, tertiary care facility offers a highly-trained staff and excellent physicians to bring about positive patient outcomes. Lafayette General Medical Center is recognized by federal and state tax laws as a 501©(3) not-for-profit corporation. As a community-owned and managed hospital, all decisions are made locally by an experienced administrative team and a volunteer Membership Corporation and Board of Trustees.

We are located at 1214 Coolidge Street Lafayette, LA 70503. For more information, please call (337) 289-7991.

Leadership

Leadership Quote

Chief Executive Officer
Patrick W. Gandy, Jr.

Chief Operating Officer
Al J. Patin

Vice President / Chief Nursing Officer
Becki Benoit

President of Medical Staff
Toni Leoni, M.D.

As a nonprofit hospital, LGMC is committed to patients who need help paying their hospital bills. To learn more about LGMC’s Financial Assistance Policy, please click here. Financial assistance applications may be downloaded here. For more information regarding our insurance, billing and collections policies, please click here. For more information about price transparency at Lafayette General Medical Center, click here.

Administrative Team

The Lafayette General Medical Center 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.