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What’s Up, Doc

From new cancer centers to clinical trials, 2014 was a year of medical advancement throughout Acadiana. We’ve rounded up some of the year’s biggest moments in health care that run the gamut from the tiniest patient to those in congestive heart failure.

Treatment on Trial

Over the years, Lafayette General Medical Center has been working to establish itself as a world-class medical treatment center by placing an emphasis on improving medical education, and now it is taking the next step by participating in clinical...

Paul’s Stays Put

After a brief look at consolidation, Paul’s recommits to the Oil Center.


Program for Allinclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE, caters to low-income seniors living in the community to provide a central location for delivery of their health care in a more social, adult day-care atmosphere.

People in Health Care

Dr. Robert Autin, a general surgeon, has joined the practice of Drs. Philip Gachassin, Dennis Eschete Jr., Daniel Carroll and Michael Horaist.

Innovators of the Year Unveiled

Innovation award winners will be featured in a panel discussion during the INNOV8 Acadiana Technology and Entrepreneurial Summit on Saturday, Nov. 14, at LITE.

Eyeing the Storm

An ambitious project that weds science and tourism is set to further transform Lake Charles’ lakefront.

A Groovy Kind of Jazz

Regina Carter and her renowned fiddle perform March 10 at the Heymann Center.

River Oaks Catering & Events Center

River Oaks Catering and Event Center is a full-service catering company with six on-site event rooms able to accommodate almost any size event. River Oaks' on-site venues are suitable for small intimate bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, cocktail parties, ceremonies, wedding receptions, and large corporate events.


Women’s & Children’s Hospital welcomes back Acadiana’s only board-certified pediatric surgeons and neurologist.

Disturbing Development

An ongoing legal battle between the developers of Ambassador Town Center and a group of wealthy landowners appears to stem directly from a Louisiana tax law loophole that can be exploited — if you know the game and how to play it.


Roya Boustany, an assistant district attorney with the 15th JDC district attorney’s office; George D. “Dave” Ernest III, an attorney with Hurlburt, Monroe & Ernest in Lafayette; and Bernard N. Marcantel and David E. Marcantel, attorneys with Marcantel, Marcantel, Wall & Pfeiffer in Jennings, have been named fellows of the Louisiana Bar Foundation.

LPSO to Privatize Recovery Center

Sheriff Mark Garber says the Acadiana Recovery Center has been hemorrhaging money; plans are underway to turn it over to a private operator.


Lafayette-based advertising agency BBR won eight American Advertising Awards, including six Gold awards and two Silver awards, presented by Lafayette’s American Advertising Federation chapter, AAF Acadiana. Additionally, three individual achievements were awarded to BBR employees:

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