CROWLEY, La. – A Ribbon Cutting celebration held on Tuesday, October 15 celebrated a new partnership bringing together Acadia Extended Care Hospital to Acadia General Hospital. Formerly operated in Eunice as Eunice Extended Care Hospital, the hospital relocated to its current space on the second floor of the Crowley-based Acadia General Hospital. The hospital continues serving patients in Eunice, Crowley, and the surrounding area with no interruption in the timeliness or level of care provided – and with the same staff of highly trained healthcare professionals.
“We are excited about our new location and the opportunity it affords us to enhance the level of care that we provide,” said Chris Fox, LHC Group’s division president of facility-based services. “We want to assure the patients we serve and physicians we work with that our commitment to providing quality care has not changed. As always, the health and well-being of our patients remains our top priority.” Fox said the new service will bring 75 new healthcare jobs to Crowley with an estimated economic impact of about $6 million annually. “It will also impact Acadia General because we will be purchasing services from them as well,” he added.
Acadia General Hospital in Crowley is part of the Lafayette General Health (LGH) system. The new location and name are part of the continuing partnership between LGH and LHC Group and their shared mission to provide post-acute care services to patients in the Acadiana region.
“By partnering with LHC Group, we’re increasing access to long-term acute care for those patients right here in our community who need that dedicated level of service,” said Acadia General Hospital CEO Joseph Mitchell. “Not only does this partnership enable more patients to receive care locally, it enables us as healthcare providers to fulfill our mission to restore, maintain and improve health.”
Acadia Extended Care Hospital serves the needs of individuals with medically complex conditions who require intense, specialized treatment for an extended period of time, or who reside in areas where skilled medical care is not readily available.
The long-term acute care hospital is part of Lafayette-based LHC Group, a national provider of post-acute healthcare services with 32,000 employees operating locations in 35 states and the District of Columbia.
For more information, please contact the hospital at 337.546.0024.
About LHC Group, Inc.
LHC Group, Inc. is a national provider of in-home healthcare services and innovations, providing quality, value-based healthcare to patients primarily within the comfort and privacy of their home or place of residence. LHC Group’s services cover a wide range of healthcare needs for patients and families dealing with illness, injury, or chronic conditions. The company’s 32,000 employees deliver home health, hospice, home and community based services, and facility-based care in 35 states and the District of Columbia – reaching 60 percent of the U.S. population aged 65 and older. LHC Group is the preferred in-home healthcare partner for 350 leading hospitals around the country.
About Acadia General Hospital
The history of Acadia General Hospital dates back to 1901, when Crowley’s first hospital opened on First Street, a few blocks east of Parkerson Avenue. The hospital became official in 1912 when it was founded as Crowley Sanitarium, Inc. The hospital closed in 1928, but was reopened in 1929 as Legion Memorial Hospital by members of Acadia Post #15 of the American Legion. The modern day hospital has operated at its current location on Crowley Rayne Highway since 1987, after moving from its previous location on Avenue K between 7th and 8th streets. Today, the hospital is licensed for 140 beds. Acadia General Hospital provides acute medical and surgical care, pediatric, orthopedic, otolaryngology, cardiac, nephrology, neurology, ophthalmology, oncology, emergency services, vein therapy, wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Offsite outpatient departments of the hospital include Acadia General Imaging, located behind AGH at 1113 E. Northern Ave., and Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine, located in Tower One.