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  • Budget Cuts Threaten Jobs, Services and Resident Program at UMC

    October 5, 2012 12:06 AM

    Patients and doctors alike are worried about the future of Lafayette's University Medical Center, after another round of drastic budget cuts. "We are saddened, we are dismayed, we are worried," said Chief Resident of Internal Medicine Leah Potter. "For people with no insurance, we don't really have anywhere... more »
  • Group petitions for access at Angola records

    August 21, 2012 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A New Orleans nonprofit organization wants a federal court order that would require officials of the Louisiana State Penitentiary to grant center attorneys and a medical specialist access to death-row inmates and records at Angola. Advocacy Center attorneys say in a civil lawsuit that prison... more »
  • UMC Making Cuts and Closures, Worries About Next Year

    February 6, 2012 10:12 PM

    As University Medical Center plans to make $4 million in cuts, by closing clinics and laying off possibly 80 employees, hospital officials worry what the next fiscal year could bring. Labor and Delivery will be closing its doors, along with Inpatient Pediatrics, Kidmed and the Detox unit. Others, like... more »
  • UMC Could Cut Services

    January 20, 2012 7:32 PM

    Five services are in jeopardy at University Medical Center because of a state budget deficit. The services on the chopping block are ENT, Ob/ Gyn, the pediatric clinic, Ophthalmology and Orthopedics. Many parents are concerned about the pediatric services possibility being gone. Nurse Tammy Villalobos has worked at UMC's Pediatric... more »
  • Moving Day for Lourdes

    June 25, 2011 11:24 PM

    It was a big day for healthcare in Lafayette Saturday as the new Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center officially opened for business. The new hospital opened it's doors Saturday morning, after more than two years of construction. It is the largest, single construction project to date in Lafayette... more »
  • Blaze Destroys Historic Building

    June 21, 2011 6:51 PM

    Flames, smoke, and water ripped through the historic 100 year old Aurora Masonic Lodge building which also houses the Louisiana Medical Supply Company in New Iberia. "All I could see was smoke then, there were no flames protruding from the building, but then it didn't take long for the... more »
  • Blaze Destroys Historical Building

    June 21, 2011 7:12 AM

    The Iberia Parish Fire Department is working to extinguish a blaze in the 200 block of Main Street in Historical Downtown New Iberia. The blaze broke out around 11:00 Monday night at the Aurora Masonic Lodge which also houses the Louisiana Medical Supply Company. Officials wouldn't allow our crew... more »
  • Med center: Groundbreaking Set, Arguments Continue

    April 18, 2011 5:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony for a new medical center in New Orleans is taking place amid continued arguments over the size and cost of the new facility. The medical center will replace the Katrina-shuttered Charity Hospital. Gov. Bobby Jindal and directors of the board set up... more »
  • Baton Rouge Hospital Shooting

    September 3, 2010 10:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a man shot two people at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City injuring one seriously. A statement from police says they're looking for a man named Darrell F. Garner. The brief report doesn't say what prompted the shooting or how... more »
  • Platform Workers Released

    September 2, 2010 6:13 PM

    UPDATE: all 13 men have completed their injury assessments at Terrebonne General Medical Center and are now released.
  • Chair of the NOLA Medical Center Board Replaced

    August 2, 2010 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette attorney and funeral home director was ousted as chair of the governing board for the public hospital to be built in New Orleans, before the first board meeting. The LSU System announced Monday that Elaine Abell has been replaced as chair of the... more »
  • Owners of Medical Staffing Firm Arrested for Fraud

    May 19, 2010 9:35 AM

    VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - The owners of a medical staffing business in Ville Platte have been arrested on a fraud charge. Brett McElwee and Daniel Fuselier, owners of First Choice Medical Staffing, surrendered at the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office on Tuesday. It was not immediately known whether the men... more »
  • Ville Platte Medical Staffing Firm Owners Arrested

    May 18, 2010 6:14 PM

    VILLE PLATTE - A months-long investigation by the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) and Louisiana Attorney General's office into the business practices of a Ville Platte medical staffing firm ended today with the arrest of the company's owners. Brett McElwee and Daniel Fuselier, owners of First Choice Medical Staffing, were... more »
  • Attempt To Move LSU's Medical School To Baton Rouge

    May 5, 2010 3:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An attempt to move LSU's medical school to Baton Rouge from New Orleans was scuttled Wednesday by a House committee, but the bill's sponsor has not given up, calling for the Legislature to further investigate the issue. Rep. Joe Harrison, R-Napoleonville, said he proposed the... more »
  • Second Warning About Medical Scam

    April 15, 2010 12:47 PM

    UPDATE: This is the second warning about this scam. St.Landry Parish already warned the public earlier this week. The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office would like to advise its citizens to be aware of a medical company that is asking for personal information. The Company asking for this information is... more »
  • Merging Plans For Ville Platte and Eunice Medical Centers

    April 6, 2010 11:43 AM

    EUNICE, La. (AP) - Ville Platte Medical Center and Acadian Medical Center of Eunice, which last year announced plans to merge, will make it official when they become two campuses of the newly created Mercy Regional Medical Center. The Daily World reports that Alan Daugherty, who had served as chief... more »
  • The Family Church of Lafayette Helping Haiti

    January 15, 2010 1:01 PM

    In response to the crisis in Haiti caused by the recent earthquake, The Family Church of Lafayette is establishing a drop-off center for emergency supplies. All donations will be delivered upon receipt to emergency transports. If you're in the Acadiana area, you can bring relief supplies (listed below) to:... more »
  • Governor Jindal Announces Appointments to the Respiratory Care Advisory Committee

    December 1, 2009 10:09 AM

    Governor Bobby Jindal Announces Appointments to the Respiratory Care Advisory Committee BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Respiratory Care Advisory Committee. The Respiratory Care Advisory Committee serves to advise the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners on issues affecting applicants for licensure and... more »
  • LHC Group and Woods Memorial Hospital Joint Venture

    December 1, 2009 9:53 AM

    LHC Group and Woods Memorial Hospital Announce Home Health Joint Venture LAFAYETTE, La., Dec. 1, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LHC Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:LHCG), one of the largest providers of home health services in the United States, announced today that it has entered into a home health joint venture with... more »
  • Lafayette History Pt. 3-B

    November 20, 2009 12:08 PM

    While Lafayette is beginning to climb out of the "Oil Pits" by the mid 80's, oil companies are moving out of the Oil Center and the medical industry starts moving in. USL is an unrealized asset and downtown is becoming an international festivity; this was Lafayette in the late 1980's.
  • Woman attacks boyfriend with hammer

    November 20, 2009 10:59 AM

    Relationship Violence Ends in Arrest On November 19, 2009, at approximately 7:30 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 300 block of Lafayette Street regarding a disturbance. The victim, a 52 year old male of Lafayette, advised officers that the suspect, his current girlfriend, followed him... 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 »
  • Stafford Clinic Receives Shipment Of H1N1 Vaccine

    November 9, 2009 6:23 PM

    The largest shipment of H1N1 vaccine in the Acadiana area was received by the Stafford HealthCare Clinic. The supply is designated for high risk groups by the CDC and Louisiana Office of Public Health. The vaccine will be provided during a specially held clinic on Saturday, November 14 from... more »
  • Local Company Provides Free Home Care to Veterans

    November 9, 2009 2:30 PM

    A First Name Basis Home Care, founded in Lafayette with offices in New Orleans, Mandeville and Baton Rouge, provides non-medical home care to its clients. The company assists seniors with their daily needs in their homes, often avoiding placement in assisted livings or nursing homes. A company sponsored program... more »
  • MARIJUANA EVERYWHERE

    November 6, 2009 8:40 AM

    SEBASTOPOL, Calif. (AP) - It could be easier to find pot than a cup of coffee in L.A. Los Angeles has more pot shops than Starbucks and almost as many as public schools. In California, medical marijuana dispensaries are growing like -- well -- weeds. California voters approved medicinal marijuana... more »
  • Second Annual Homeless Connect Links Citizens with Resources & Services

    October 29, 2009 10:33 AM

    In recognition of National Hunger & Homelessness Week, Acadiana Regional Coalition on Homelessness & Housing (ARCH), Lafayette Catholic Service Centers (LCSC) and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office (LSPO) will host its second annual resource fair, Homeless Connect: Linking Citizens with Resources & Services, on November 18, 2009 from 9 am... more »
  • Body Mix up: LGMC Speaks Out

    October 20, 2009 7:19 PM

    New information from Lafayette General Medical Center about what happened the day two bodies were switched up, leaving one wrongfully cremated. The hospital is now finished with their internal investigation after 58 year old Ruby Joseph and 82 year old Rose Alex were brought to the wrong funeral homes.... 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 »
  • DHH: Deadline to Register for H1N1 Vaccine

    September 29, 2009 1:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is reminding all providers interested in administering the H1N1 influenza vaccine to register with the state before 5 p.m., Friday, October 2. Due to federal requirements, states are required to electronically report all administered doses of the H1N1 vaccine, which... more »
  • Grambling School Grants

    September 21, 2009 9:49 AM

    GRAMBLING, La. (AP) - Grambling State University has gotten $1.5 million to attract more minority students to biomedical science programs. The National Institute of General Medical Sciences grant is for training opportunities to students majoring in biology, chemistry, physics, math or computer science. M.A. Himaya, head of the university's physics... more »

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