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  • More Details Emerge on UMC, LGMC Partnership

    January 24, 2013 6:44 PM

    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 »
  • 2nd Annual UMC Fall Lagniappe Day

    October 15, 2012 6:22 AM

    Northwood United Methodist Church will host a Fall Lagniappe Day! This fall festival will have many activities, food, a plant sale w/ Dr. "Greaux" , flea market/ craft sale. The event starts at 7am and last until 2pm on Saturday, October 27, 2012. For more info call: 337-235-9145 ... more »
  • 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 »
  • LSU Hospitals Facing Cuts, UMC Fared Better Than Expected

    July 30, 2012 7:02 PM

    Cuts to LSU hospitals around the state starting today. LSU health officials laid out a plan friday to cut $50 million from public hospitals and clinics. Cutting back in areas like faculty recruitment for training, doctors taking less money, and delaying equipment purchases. This after state lawmakers stripped $329 million... 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 Fares Better in Statewide Cuts, But Still Facing Closures

    February 3, 2012 9:52 PM

    The LSU Health System Board of Directors made drastic statewide cuts Friday afternoon. Thousands of patients will be affected and over six hundred jobs lost in LSU hospitals. While Lafayette's University Medical Center seemed to weather this storm better than other hospitals, there are still tough times ahead. "These... more »
  • Protestors Rally Outside UMC

    February 2, 2012 7:53 PM

    A rally happened Thursday night outside University Medical Center. Protestors are fighting millions of dollars in proposed cuts to medical care. A few dozen protestors gathered outside UMC for about an hour and they got a lot of attention. Cars and trucks passing by on Congress honking and yelling... more »
  • More UMC Employees Likely to Be Laid Off With Budget Cuts

    January 30, 2012 7:20 PM

    UMC Administrators met with Louisiana Department of Health and Hospital Officials in Carencro Monday to talk about hospital budget cuts. A deficit is slashing nearly 4 million from the hospital's budget. One hundred and six UMC employees who will likely be laid off. However, the plan keeps changing as lawmakers... more »
  • Lawmakers Working on Plan for UMC Cuts

    January 25, 2012 7:19 PM

    The deadline for a plan to make major cuts at Lafayette's University Medical Center is next week. The governor's office must present a plan to UMC's board of supervisors by Friday, February 3rd. The hospital is facing a $3.4 million budget shortfall and is looking at cutting around 80 jobs.... 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 »
  • UMC Facing Possible Layoffs

    January 17, 2012 7:17 PM

    Many University Medical Center employees in Lafayette could soon be without a job. It's part of state budget reductions and everyone from nurses, to doctors to support staff are all at risk. People have been talking about possible layoffs at UMC for weeks, but confirmation came Tuesday in the... more »
  • UMC, Social Services dismissed from Wrongful Death of 11-year-old

    October 6, 2011 9:07 PM

    The Third Circuit Court of Appeal upholds a trial court's decision to remove UMC and Louisiana's Department of Social Services from a case involving the wrongful death of an 11-year-old. This is a case of a Grand Coteau mother accused of killing her own child. The story began back... more »

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