Lafayette

Lafayette General Medical Center opens new catheterization lab

Lafayette General Medical Center is set to open the region’s largest cardiology program equipped to handle a multitude of cardiac-related illnesses and emergencies. Leaders from Lafayette General Health and Cardiovascular Institute of the South will host a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, February 13 at 11a.m. in front of the Cath Lab, which is located near LGMC’s emergency room entrance.

The $6 million, 25,000 square-foot, three-phase catheterization (cath) lab renovation and expansion project at Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) that began two years ago is now complete.

“In addition to three existing Cath Labs, the expansion includes four new state-of-the-art larger Cath Lab suites. This newly renovated and expanded Cath Lab at LGMC is now the largest in the region. The pre-op and post-op unit expanded to a 28-bed Cardiovascular Short Stay Unit, which includes three new holding bays for optimizing inpatient cases. In addition, two new private physician consultation rooms will be used for family consults following patient procedures. The remodel also includes an isolation room. The newly renovated space allows for quicker patient check-in and bedside registration.There is also a new Command Center, where every patient is specially tracked with new technology. This is improving communication across all phases of care. The new space is also equipped with the latest technology for staff education. This includes a large staff room to hold conferences and continuing education, as well as staff locker rooms with changing areas and showers.”

Lafayette General Medical Center CEO and Executive Vice President Patrick Gandy says overall, these new features are increasing capacity and efficiency throughout the Cath Lab while enhancing the experience for both patients and their families,” said .

 

The scope of practice in the Cath Lab platform includes: Coronary and peripheral procedures, interventional radiology, electrophysiology, neuro intervention.