Jul 17, 2013 7:10 PM by MELISSA CANONE
LAFAYETTE - With the addition of University Hospital and Clinics, Lafayette General Health's Board of Trustees announces changes in leadership. The acquisition of University Hospital & Clinics by Lafayette General Medical Center prompted the founding of an official health system, Lafayette General Health (LGH). The health system owns or manages five facilities and has affiliations with Opelousas General Health System, Abbeville General Hospital, American Legion Hospital - Crowley, Savoy Medical Center and Franklin Foundation. As part of the System implementation, several leadership positions, job duties and titles have expanded or changed.
David L. Callecod, FACHE, is now the President/Chief Executive Officer of Lafayette General Health. Patrick W. Gandy, Jr. is the new Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Lafayette General Medical Center. Callecod's main focus will now be on system initiatives for LGH, while Gandy's focus is directed at management of Lafayette General Medical Center. Jared Stark is the new Chief Executive Officer of University Hospital & Clinics.
Additional LGH system leadership roles have been announced: Roger Mattke is now Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Gordon Rountree, now Senior Vice President, is General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer. Dean Ducote, Vice President, is in charge of Operations and Support Services, and Edwina Mallery, Vice President, is Chief Information Officer. Paul Molbert, Vice President, is now in charge of Network Development and the Accountable Care Organization, and Carolyn Huval, Vice President, is now in charge of physician recruiting.
In medical roles, Ziad Ashkar, M.D., and Amanda Logue, M.D., will also have health system oversight. Dr. Ashkar is Chief Medical Officer and Dr. Logue is Chief Medical Information Officer for LGH.
Several of the aforementioned positions share a dual role of focusing on both hospital and system-wide initiatives. The goal is to implement a core set of values and standards that permeate each facility within the system to offer consistent, compassionate service. The Lafayette General Health brand should be one the public associates with advanced medical treatments and excellence in patient care.
Patrick W. Gandy, Jr.