LAFAYETTE - The radiologists at Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) are rather radiant these days. LGMC installed a new, advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner in its Radiology Department, and began using it this week. It is one of the most advanced machines of its kind in use in the... more »
Cuts were announced a year ago at University Medical Center.
Because of those budget cuts, UMC was set to lose 22-point-five-million-dollars and 173 jobs. In December, Lafayette General Medical Center stepped in announcing a partnership to avoid those cuts.
Thursday, a healthcare panel answered questions from the House... more »
The Stroke Center at Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) received a Bronze Award under the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's "Get With The Guidelines®" program. The award recognizes hospitals that demonstrate a high level of compliance with certain criteria outlined within the program.
"This was a coordinated team effort,... more »
Today, music students from Lafayette High School went to Lafayette General Medical Center and performed Christmas music for the patients at the hospital.
Former American Idol contestant and Lafayette High School student, Jaycee Badeaux sang with the accompaniment of the LHS piano players.
Picture: Jaycee Badeaux
The Department of Health and Hospital's 39 Week Initiative allows doctors throughout the state to stop inducing labor if the mother isn't at least 39 weeks pregnant. Lafayette General and Women's and Children's are among the newest names in Acadiana on the list. Dr. Tina Stefanski with the Department of... more »
It's that time of year when the temperatures are soaring. Those numbers are in the mid-to-high 90's and the heat index in reaching 110-degrees. The hot summer days are also a time when folks often participate in out-door activities. But, officials are warning of the dangers that may come along... more »
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 »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Eunice family is search for answers after discovering that the bodies of their mother and another women were picked up from a hospital by the wrong funeral homes, and their mother's body was mistakenly cremated. Kenneth Joseph said his 58-year-old mother, Ruby, died of a... more »