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General Information

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.

Lafayette General Medical Center

Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center 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, Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center has expanded its services and facilities to meet the community’s growing needs — Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center 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, Ochsner 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. Ochsner 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.

We are located at 1214 Coolidge Street Lafayette, LA 70503. For more information, please call (337) 289-7991.

Antimicrobrial Stewardship Center of Excellence 

Each year, even with standards put in place by the CDC Core Elements program for Antimicrobial Stewardship, 700,000 patients die due to Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) infections. The Infectious Disease Society of America has designated Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center as a Center of Excellence in Antimicrobial Stewardship. One of only three of its kind in the state, this designation is given to facilities whose antimicrobrial stewardship programs go above and beyond in their requirements to ensure patients' infections are effectively and safely treated. 


Chief Executive Officer
Al J. Patin

Chief Operating Officer
Jude Fontenot

Chief Nursing Officer
Renee Delahoussaye

Chief of Medical Staff
Bradley Chastant Jr., MD

Administrative Team

The Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center vision is to be a premiere teaching facility and the hospital of choice for patients, physicians and employees.

The executive leadership of Ochsner Lafayette General runs the day-to-day operations of the health system, while each facility is managed by their own leadership team. Contact the administration office at (337) 289-7374 with any questions.

To learn more about our financial assistance policy, financial assistance application and plain language summary, please click here. For more information regarding our insurance, billing and collections policies, please click here. For more information about price transparency at Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center, please click here.

To view our Community Health Needs Assessment, please click here.