Lafayette General Health (LGH) is Acadiana's largest non-profit, community-owned regional health system committed to always delivering excellence. The system has over 3,000 employees, serving the south-central region of Louisiana by aligning with facilities across Acadiana.Â
With Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) as the flagship hospital, LGH also owns or manages Lafayette General Surgical Hospital, St. Martin Hospital, University Hospital & Clinics (UHC), Acadia General Hospital and Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital. Under the system umbrella in fiscal year 2014, there were also nine professional centers and clinical affiliations with five other hospitals. Two Major Teaching Hospitals, LGMC and UHC, provide graduate medical education across many disciplines. LGH also owns LGMD Physician Group, a non-profit corporation that operates and manages several physician clinics, including Family Medicine and Internal Medicine, as well as many specialists and surgeons. LGH helped patients participate in their own health care by introducing the online Patient Portal, allowing people to view their lab results and medical information for each hospital.Â
In continuous efforts to reach more patients, LGH introduced telemedicine to Ossen Elementary School. This allowed students access to the physician at Carencro Middle School through high-definition TV and two-way audio, without having to leave school. Telemedicine uses tools, such as a digital stethoscope, otoscope (ear) and ophthalmoscope (eye) powered by Bluetooth technology, to transmit real-time readings to a physician's office. A Registered Nurse at the clinic aids the physician and serves as a communication liaison for the patient.
LGH provided more than $250 million of charity services to our community through uncompensated care, community medical assistance, pastoral care, donations to charity and health and education programs. LGH demonstrates that, as a community-owned system, caring for all is our top priority.
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