Lafayette General Health has hired Court LeMaistre to serve as chief operating officer of Lafayette General Medical Center. LeMaistre most recently served as COO of HCA Plaza Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, where he led the newly formed Fort Worth Transplant Institute, achieving accreditation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a milestone of 40 kidney transplants in 2014 and continued expansion of the program in 2015.
Lafayette General Health also announced two additional administrative leadership changes. Al Patin was elevated to senior vice president of the system in addition to his role as chief administrative officer of Lafayette General Medical Doctors; and Carolyn McBride was promoted to assistant vice president overseeing Patient Financial Services for the health system.
Patin’s new position will help the health system consolidate all physician enterprises under his oversight. All physician groups, including Cancer Center of Acadiana, Neuroscience Center of Acadiana, Acadiana Orthopedic Center, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery of Acadiana, Heart & Vascular Center of Acadiana and Lafayette General Urgent Care Centers will report to Patin.
A registered nurse, Patin joined LGMD after serving as regional vice president with Parish Management Consultants in Metairie. Prior to that, he spent eight years at LGMC in various capacities. He earned a bachelor’s degree and MBA from UL Lafayette and completed the Wharton School of Business Anesthesia Leadership Program in 2010. He is also a recent graduate of Leadership Lafayette and serves on the board of the Leadership Institute of Acadiana.
McBride, who has been with Lafayette General for the past 44 years, has served in numerous roles in the business office and Patient Accounts. She most recently was director of Financial Services for LGMC. She also served as director of Patient Financial Services and was instrumental in the development of the Centralized Business Office over the past three years.