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  • Valentine's heart surgery for Philippine girl

    February 6, 2012 9:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - On Valentine's Day, New Orleans surgeons will fix a hole in the heart of a 4-year-old girl from the Philippines. Dr. Joseph Caspi will lead a volunteer team in the operation at Children's Hospital to repair the hole between the two top chambers of the child's... more »
  • Injured Teen Meets Teacher With Similar Injuries

    July 28, 2010 7:29 PM

    An update on the Youngsville boy whose face was shattered by a jet ski, Wednesday he met a Lafayette teacher with similar injuries. Their injuries, just one year apart are similar. Smashed noses, busted jaws, no right eye. Katie Nicholson's friends saw Joey Petsche's story on KATC and immediately told... more »
  • Teen Hit by Jet Ski Recovers from Broken Face

    July 27, 2010 7:19 PM

    A Youngsville teen is recovering after breaking almost every bone in his face. 13-year old Joey Petsche was jet-skiing in Jamaica with family, when an out of control jet ski slammed him in the face at 55 miles per hour. The impact could've killed him, instead it broke his jaw... more »
  • Former Vice President Dick Cheney Recuperating From Heart Surgery

    July 14, 2010 5:00 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney says he underwent heart surgery last week and is recuperating. In a statement, Cheney said he had been experiencing increasing congestive heart failure and after consultations with his doctors, he had received an implantable pump to improve heart function. He said the... more »
  • Barbara Walters Scheduled For Heart Surgery

    May 10, 2010 11:44 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Barbara Walters says she will have surgery later this week to replace a faulty heart valve. The television legend made the announcement Monday on ABC's "The View." Walters said she's known about her condition for a while and thought the time was right for the surgery... more »
  • UPDATE: Jennings Teen Caught In Crossfire Remains On Life Support

    February 23, 2010 12:59 PM

    UPDATE: Update on Shooting on Tuesday, the 14 year old victim remains on life support system in a LafayetteareaHospital. During the search of the apartment where the shooting happened several identification cards and driver's licenses were found that were traced back to several burglaries that had occurred in Lafayette. 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 »

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