University Hospital & Clinics
University Medical Center (UMC) is now University Hospital & Clinics (UHC), as management of the hospital transferred from the State of Louisiana to Lafayette General Health (LGH) under a long-term agreement signed in May 2013. The name change is symbolic, but does not infer a disruption in service.
UHC is open and available to everyone in the community as a full-service hospital and offers a variety of specialized clinics. UHC has the resources to treat everything from major emergencies to minor illnesses. LGH hopes to make these services more helpful, efficient and beneficial.
Charity care is offered by UHC, allowing persons to receive medically necessary care at no charge or at a reduced charge when they meet financial eligibility requirements. UHC is committed to providing the highest quality inpatient and outpatient care to all patients, including uninsured and underinsured patients.
Lafayette General Health has invested more than $1 million into University Hospital & Clinics for facility upgrades and new equipment including: a nuclear medicine camera that allows for more cardiac testing, along with other nuclear medicine studies; a C-arm for surgical imaging; a Stress EKG Unit to perform cardiology studies; a new ultrasound unit; a new Auditory Brainstem Response testing system that allows for inner ear and brainstem studies without sedation and a complete electronic medical record for the hospital and clinics.