LOSGH breaks ground on new medical clinic
Lady of the Sea General Hospital broke ground July 1 on an 11,500 square foot modern medical clinic that will be located between the existing hospital building and the dialysis center in Galliano.
The clinic became a reality when voters of the 10th Ward supported the concept by voting for a .2 mill increase on their ad valorem taxes. The tax was approved on May 4, 2013. Since then, plans have been drawn, bids have been received and opened and the construction job was awarded to B.E.T. Construction, Inc. from Thibodaux.
The new facility will include a clinic pharmacy and will replace two of the hospital’s existing medical clinics by combining both the Cut Off location, now located on the third floor of the hospital, and the Golden Meadow location into one centrally located facility with easy access to medical testing.
“We are excited to see the dream become reality right in front of our eyes,” said Karen Collins, RN, CEO of Lady of the Sea General Hospital. “We have been in the planning phase for over a year and are glad to see the construction begin on this state of the art clinic. We thank our community for their continued support in helping us meet the healthcare needs of the residents of South Lafourche.”
The new clinic is expected to offer two family medicine physicians and up to six nurse practitioners and physician assistants. The layout of the clinic incorporates the flow of patients to reduce wait time and create additional efficiencies in patient care.
Now that construction is underway, the expected completion date on the building is May 2015. Follow the new facility’s progress at www.losgh.org.
A groundbreaking was held July 1 at the site of the new Lady of the Sea General Hospital medical clinic. Pictured left to right are Justin Cortez with Gossen, Holloway and Associates Architect Firm; Holly Griffin, Chief Nursing Officer; Jacquelyn Richoux, Chief Finance Officer; Lloyd Guidry, Jr, Chief Operating Officer; Karen Collins, Chief Executive Officer; Paul Chiquet, Board of Commissioners Secretary / Treasurer; Darren Duet, MD, Board of Commissioners Chairman; Jamie Pitre, Board of Commissioners member; Bennie Smith, Chief Information Officer.
Posted on Fri, August 8, 2014
by The Lafourche Gazette