Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center staffs a total of 461 beds, including 334 at its main campus, 93 at its Ochsner Lafayette General Orthopaedic campus and 24 at the Behavioral Health Unit. It is the largest full-service acute-care medical center in Acadiana.
We evolved from Lafayette Sanitarium, a six-bed facility that opened in 1911, and has been a leader in healthcare throughout its existence. Over the years, we have expanded its services and facilities to meet the community’s growing needs. We boasts a Center of Excellence in Breast Imaging, has an Accredited Cancer Center, an accredited Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery program and is an Advanced Certified Primary Stroke Center, and is a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center in Maternity Care and in Bariatrics. A leader in technology, Lafayette General Medical Center was the first to bring the da Vinci® (a robotic surgical system), CyberKnife® (a stereotactic radiosurgery system) MAKOplasty Orthopedic Surgery and BrightMatter Servo brain surgery to Acadiana. We’re right in the heart of Lafayette.
Ochsner Lafayette General has the busiest emergency department in Acadiana and handles the highest level of trauma in the region as a Level II Trauma Center. The hospital’s 34-bed adult intensive care unit is staffed 24/7 by intensivists (physicians specializing in critical care), while the 31-bed neonatal intensive care unit boasts benchmark status in key performance indicators by the Vermont Oxford Network.
Our full-service, tertiary care facility offers a highly-trained staff and excellent physicians to bring about positive patient outcomes. Lafayette General Medical Center is recognized by federal and state tax laws as a 501©(3) not-for-profit corporation. As a community-owned and managed hospital, all decisions are made locally by an experienced administrative team and a volunteer Membership Corporation and Board of Trustees.