The deal is expected to be complete in the 4th quarter of 2015. Once complete, LGH will own, operate and manage RMCA as an extension of Lafayette General Medical Center. HCA MidAmerica will continue to operate Women’s & Children’s Hospital (WCH) and Lafayette Surgicare.
“Because of our success in building a system of local, community-based, hospitals throughout Acadiana, our main tertiary referral facility, LGMC, has reached its capacity for more patients,” stated LGH President David L. Callecod, FACHE. “Acquiring RMCA will allow us to quickly increase our capacity to treat more patients in Lafayette, and give us more time to plan for greater tertiary service expansion at our Oil Center location after we become the region’s official emergency trauma center later this year.”
Under LGH, the RMCA facility will be renamed “Lafayette General Southwest.” It is licensed for 128 beds.
Under the terms of the agreement, RMCA staff will be extended employment opportunities within the LGH system following an application and pre-employment process.