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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 »
  • 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 »
  • BR medical center plans $40 million addition

    September 1, 2011 7:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge General Medical Center plans to invest $40 million to build a five-story medical office building and add four large operating rooms at the Bluebonnet campus. In June, the state Bond Commission approved $30 million in low-interest, GO Zone bond financing for the 105,000-square-foot... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Judge Orders Sale of Medical Center

    November 6, 2010 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Federal bankruptcy court Judge Douglas Dodd has given Stanocola Medical Center until Jan. 31 to complete a sale of its assets to People's Health, a Metairie-based, doctor-owned Medicare Advantage plan. Stanocola, which filed for bankruptcy protection in September, had sought to convert its bankruptcy to... 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 »
  • 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: 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 »
  • Lourdes Construction Update

    October 16, 2009 6:32 PM

    Huge cranes grace the skies of Lafayette showing signs of active construction on the city's newest medical center off Ambassador Caffery. It's a project you can now see almost anywhere in town. Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, the largest single construction project in the history of Lafayette... more »

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