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  • Doctors Call Flu Strain "Aggressive," Kids Hit Hard

    January 9, 2013 7:49 PM

    Louisiana is one of 29 states reporting widespread cases of the flu. State health experts say the most commonly identified strain of flu is one of the three covered by this year's vaccine. This flu season is being called the worst outbreak in a decade, starting in October instead... more »
  • Woman Saves Man's Life After His Heart Stops

    February 6, 2012 12:04 AM

    Lafayette General honored a Lafayette woman with the Making a Difference award for going above and beyond, giving life saving CPR to a jogger who had collapsed. Monday, January 9th started as any other day for Gary Dodson. He went to work and then around 11:30 went home for lunch... more »
  • Tornado Victim's Mom Reflects on the Gift of Life

    December 10, 2011 11:54 PM

    Losing a loved one, especially a child is never easy. The ultimate gift the gift of life, makes it easier for families to know their loved one is making a difference in someone else's life. "I tried to find a way to keep my child here forever." Cathy... more »
  • Tree of Life

    December 11, 2010 11:20 PM

    The holiday season is a time of giving and there is no greater gift than the gift of life. Saturday, Lafayette General Medical Center teamed up with the "Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency" for the annual tree of life ceremony. Recipients of organs and families of organ donors were there... more »
  • Funeral Set for Former CEO of Lafayette General

    November 22, 2010 3:16 PM

    Funeral Services will be held at a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist for John "J.J." Burdin, Jr., 68, who passed away on November 21, 2010 at 12:28 AM at Lafayette General Medical Center. The family... more »
  • LGMC To Close Mental Health Unit

    April 1, 2010 3:32 PM

    LGMC Press Release: Lafayette General Medical Center's inpatient census increased tremendously in 2009, creating both challenges, and opportunities for hospital growth. The increased patient volume has created a need for bed space for medical-surgical (med-surg) and intensive care unit (ICU) patients; the hospital is, on average, operating at over... more »
  • LGMC receives surgery excellence award

    November 17, 2009 11:41 AM

    Lafayette General Top 5% in Nation for Orthopedic Surgery, HealthGrades 2010 Lafayette General again receives surgery excellence award, this time for Orthopedic Surgery Excellence, 2010, from HealthGrades, an independent healthcare ratings company. The hospital will recognize staff and physicians at announcement/celebration on November 17, at 11:30 am, hospital... more »
  • Body Mix Up Follow

    October 19, 2009 7:26 PM

    Changes are coming to a Lafayette hospital after two bodies were mixed up at the morgue. Lafayette General Medical Center says they'll now have two representatives on hand to double check every corpse leaving their facility. Those representatives will make sure the correct body is taken when the funeral... more »
  • A Mix Up At The Morgue

    October 18, 2009 7:44 PM

    A mix up at the morgue leaves the wrong person cremated. The women died at Lafayette General Medical Center but their bodies went to the wrong funeral homes. "I can't explain the feeling," said Chakakhan Joseph, Ruby Joseph's daughter, "It's overwhelming," she said as she started to cry. Her... more »

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