Ochsner Acadia General Hospital continues to change the medical landscape in Acadia Parish, positively impacting the communities it serves while bringing quality care close to home.
Excitement built in the year 2018 and culminated with the grand opening of Ochsner Acadia General Hospital's new emergency department. The three-phase expansion and renovation project was completed under budget and on time. This comes on the heels of other renovations including the replacement of the medical gas compressor, cleaning and painting the exterior of the building to improve its appearance and energy efficiency, window replacements and more. Ochsner Acadia General Hospital also invested $2 million in new radiology equipment, including a new MRI. And through the support of generous donors, Ochsner Acadia General Hospital replaced all IV Pumps with CareFusion Alaris “smart pumps,” creating a better, quieter experience for patients and caregivers.
Ochsner Acadia General Hospital continues to excel by providing Acadia Parish with services tailored to benefit the community through a number of partnerships and expanded service lines. Cancer Center of Acadiana clinics in Mamou and Ville Platte aligned with Ochsner Acadia General Hospital to offer infusion services and resources to patients close to home. Additionally, Ochsner Acadia General Hospital enhanced its cardiology services through a partnership with Cardiovascular Institute of the South to provide access to more specialists. Utilizing a telecardiology program through this partnership, Ochsner Acadia General Hospital gives patients access to a cardiologist 24/7. With a continued focus on providing convenient access to care, Ochsner Acadia General Hospital also offers telepsychology, telestroke and a telehospitalist to meet the growing needs of our patient population.
Ochsner Acadia General Hospital serves a growing Acadia Parish population of approximately 62,000. Ochsner Acadia General Hospital is licensed for 140 beds.
At Ochsner Acadia General Hospital, we offer a wide variety of services and specialties to serve residents of Acadia Parish and those living in its surrounding communities. View our full list of services here.
Level 3 GEDA Accreditation: Developed by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the GEDA program recognizes emergency departments that provide outstanding care for seniors. After years of building a reputation for unrivaled geriatric care, Ochsner Acadia General Hospital has achieved the bronze standard of the Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) program with a Level 3 GEDA accreditation.
This accreditation means that our team has the skills and tools needed to deliver advanced care to you or your loved ones. Our nurses and physicians completed specialty geriatric training supported by the Emergency Nurses’ Association and the American College of Emergency Physicians. This boosted their skills at recognizing the needs and medical issues that are unique to older patients. With specialized training such as this, our staff is more capable than ever to give you or a family member the highest level of care.
Chief Executive Officer
Joseph Mitchell, FACHE
Chief Nursing Officer
Chief of Staff
Robert Aertker, III, MD
Ochsner Acadia General Hospital Board of Directors:
Patrick Gandy, CEO, Ochsner Lafayette General (Chairman)
Joseph Mitchell, FACHE, CEO, Ochsner Acadia General (ex-officio)
B. Cason de la Houssaye, Jr., MD
Stephen A. Stefanski
Robert Aertker, III, MD (ex-officio)
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