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Al Patin named Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer for Lafayette General Medical Center

By Lafayette General Health
November 28, 2018

LAFAYETTE – Lafayette General Health announced today that Al Patin has been named Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of Lafayette General Medical Center, effective November 17. Patin is filling the COO position following the departure of Court LeMaistre, who is returning to his home state of Texas to lead a hospital there.

Since 2013, Patin has served as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the Lafayette General Medical Doctors (LGMD) Physician Group with executive oversight of all physician practice activity. In that role, Patin has led a multi-specialty team of 65 physicians and 25 nurse practitioners assistants, operating in 35 unique locations around the Acadiana region. He will continue to lead LGMD in the interim until a new LGMD CAO is hired.

Passionate about breaking down silos in healthcare, Patin embraces a team of strong clinicians and office personnel on their journey to practice transformation. Under Patin’s leadership, LGMD’s journey toward cultural transformation and population health management culminated in top tier primary care quality results, top decile performance in all CGCAHPs measures, and #40 on the Best Places to Work in Healthcare, the only physician group in Modern Healthcare’s top 100 healthcare facilities in the country.

Patin joined LGMD in 2013 after previously serving as regional vice president for Parish Management Consultants, LLC, in Metairie. Prior to that, he spent eight years at Lafayette General Medical Center in various capacities working as a registered nurse, director and service line administrator. In 2016, Patin was appointed senior vice president of Lafayette General Health, allowing the health system to consolidate all physician enterprises under his oversight.

In addition to a Bachelor of Science in nursing from then University of Southwestern Louisiana, Patin earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He completed the Wharton School of Business Anesthesia Leadership Program in 2010. He is also a graduate of Leadership Lafayette Class XXVIII, chairperson of the parents’ advisory council at Our Lady of Fatima, and a board member for the Leadership Institute of Acadiana. He is a native of Breaux Bridge and a 1993 graduate of Breaux Bridge High School. Patin has been married to Nikie, with whom he graduated nursing school, for 20 years and is the proud father to William, CC and Elise.