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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.

Cutting Edge

Two years after breaking ground, Lafayette General Medical Center’s new emergency department and surgical platform are now in full swing. On Oct. 1, LGMC’s expanded ER opened for business, following the opening of the operating rooms in June.

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...


team member through various bank mergers, and as Community Reinvestment Act liaison for the Lafayette area. Nain attended UL Lafayette and is a longtime resident of Lafayette Parish. She serves as an auxiliary board member of the Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic and is a member of the Upper Lafayette Economic Development Association.

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.

Ashkar named LGH’s CMO

Dr. Ziad M. Ashkar, who has practiced as a nephrologist at Acadiana Renal Physicians since 2002, was named chief medical officer of Lafayette General Health effective Nov. 1.


Charles Fenstermaker has been elevated to CFO of Fenstermaker & Associates following the retirement of longtime CFO Dan Lavergne, who held the post for 18 years.

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