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Groundbreaking ceremony held for Acadia Parish hospital expansion, renovation

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Lafayette General Health held a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday for its expansion and renovation development plan for the emergency department at Acadia General Health. 

This project will increase the size from 3,000 square feet to 7,378 square feet, according to Alexandra Presley, Communications Specialist for Lafayette General Health.

The original emergency room space was built to serve 600 patients per month. Acadia General Health currently sees 1,850 patients per month, stated Presley.

"This expansion is an important step towards our goal of keeping care close to home while excelling in patient care," says Joe Mitchell, CEO of the hospital. "We are excited to expand this much-needed service to the community, and continue our mission, To Restore, Maintain and Improve Health."

The cost of the project is estimated to be $4 million, of which, $850,000 has been raised. Financing is made possible with the help of four Acadia Parish banks. All donations will be handled through Lafayette General Foundation.  

The estimated completion of the project is 12-14 months. The groundbreaking ceremony also kicked off a new annual giving campaign. This fundraising campaign will be dedicated to the Acadia General Hospital Building Fund and used exclusively to upgrade the hospital campus, including the ER, ICU, surgery department, patient rooms and more.

If you are interested in contributing to this campaign, please contact Nancy Broadhurst with Foundation by calling 289-8950 or e-mail foundation@lgh.org.

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