Whether it’s a knee, hip or shoulder replacement, it’s now done at Lafayette General Orthopaedic Hospital.
“All three of those programs are very high performing programs,” said Callecod. “We put them under one roof and really focus the staff on only taking care of those orthopedic patients.”
On average, LGMC houses around 300 patients at one time. In fact, Callecod said they can only accpet about 50 percent of patients from affiliated hospitals when they need to be transferred.
But by housing orthopedics at one place, Callecod says beds open up on the main campus.
“I’m very excited,” Callecod said. “I think this is going to be a vibrant campus and I think more than likely this is going to be one of our most successful campuses as we move forward.