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Our Lady of Lourdes RMC Purchases Women’s & Children’s Hospital

Mar 01, 2019 07:52AM ● By Press Release
Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center has completed the purchase of Women’s & Children’s Hospital from HCA Healthcare. The hospital opened as a Lourdes facility at 12:00am on March 1, 2019.  In addition to Women’s & Children’s Hospital, the sale included Elaine M. Junca Woman’s Imaging Centre, Lafayette Surgicare, The Cancer & Infusion Center, Kid’s Specialty Center and several physician practices and clinics. 

“It is a momentous day as we welcome Women’s and Children’s into our Franciscan healthcare ministry.  By combining our comprehensive services to create one regional network of care, we are stronger than ever to serve the families of Acadiana.” said Bryan Lee, Chief Executive Officer of Our Lady of Lourdes. 

Women’s and Children’s will join Our Lady of Lourdes, Heart Hospital of Lafayette and over 35 clinics and centers to comprise the Acadiana market for the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Louisiana’s largest Catholic not-for-profit healthcare organization. Lourdes continues to expand in the region with an Emergency Center opening Fall 2019 off the I-10 corridor and the creation of the JD Moncus Cancer Center currently underway on the main campus. 

Since the Women’s and Children’s Asset Purchase Agreement was signed in December, the 90-day transition plan included onboarding 740 team members and 162 physicians joining the Our Lady of Lourdes medical staff.  A capital improvement plan is under development and the official hospital blessing is set for March 21, 2019.

*FACT SHEET | Our Lady of Lourdes Purchase of Women’s & Children’s Hospital

- Our Lady of Lourdes purchased Women’s & Children’s Hospital from HCA Healthcare effective March 1, 2019 Also included in the sale:
     Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre, Lafayette Surgicare, The Cancer & Infusion Center,
     Kid’s Specialty Center with 26 new employed providers representing 10 specialties in adult
     and pediatric medicine.

- 162 new physicians have joined Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Staff representing 17 new medical and surgical specialties.

- 740 Women’s & Children’s team members are now employed by Our Lady of Lourdes; representing a total workforce of 2,248 team members in the local healthcare ministry.

- The hospital will continue as a women’s and children’s-focused facility to compliment to the services offered by Our Lady of Lourdes. A capital improvement plan is under development and an official hospital blessing is set for March 21st .

- Women’s & Children’s Hospital and Lafayette Surgicare join the Our Lady of Lourdes health care family including, Heart Hospital of Lafayette, Park Place Surgical Hospital and over 35 clinics and centers around the Acadiana region.

- Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s is home to:
  o Acadiana’s only Level III Surgical Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
  o The region’s only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
  o The area’s only pediatric-focused emergency department staffed 24/7 by board certified pediatricians.
  o A growing list of pediatric specialists including hematology/oncology, endocrinology, neurology, neurosurgery, general surgery, pulmonology and sleep medicine.