News and articles from Lasalle General Hospital

New Vision at LGH . . . here for you or your loved one . . .

medical stabilization and withdrawal management

New Vision at LGH offers medical stabilization and withdrawal management. We are here for adults experiencing withdrawal from alcohol, prescription medications and other drugs

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Call on LFMC for your CDLs today!

Certified Healthcare Provider CDL physicals

Need your CDL renewed? Louisiana requires CDL physicals to be completed by a Certified Healthcare Provider. Our doctors have been trained and certified to complete your CDL physical exam.

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Have a great 2020 everyone!

The staff of Lasalle General Hospital wishes you a great 2020 and a Happy New Year!

The staff of Lasalle General Hospital wishes you a great 2020 and a Happy New Year!

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Merry Christmas from the LGH Family~

The Lasalle General Hospital Family wishes you a Merry Christmas

 The Lasalle General Hospital Family wishes you a Merry Christmas

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Thank You LaSalle Parish!

Thank You LaSalle Parish for voting "Yes" on the Hospital Tax Renewal

Thank You LaSalle Parish for voting "Yes" on the Hospital Tax Renewal

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Please vote YES on the Hospital Tax - RENEWAL

Please vote YES on the Hospital Tax - RENEWAL - This is not a new tax - Early Voting November 2-9

Please vote YES on the Hospital Tax - RENEWAL - This is not a new tax - Early Voting November 2-9

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Have your Mammogram done right here at LFMC . . .

Have your mammogram done at Lasalle Family Medicine Clinic - Mammogram screenings save lives!

Have you mammogram done at Lasalle Family Medicine Clinic

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Uniform/Scrub Sale at LGH . . .

scrub sale

scrub sale

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LaSalle General Hospital: Employer Solutions

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LaSalle General Hospital Employer Solutions

LaSalle General Hospital:  Employer Solutions

LGH is excited to announce the opening of their new Occupational/Industrial Medicine program, LGH Employer Solutions.  LGH’s new employee health program is designed to work hand-in-hand with employers in our community and outlying areas to meet their many employee health needs.  Simply stated, industrial health/occupational medicine is a branch of healthcare concerned with the health and well-being of workers.  This branch of medicine deals with the prevention and treatment of job-related injuries and illnesses and helps employers navigate the waters of stringent government regulations.  LGH Employer Solutions will be housed in the Physician Office Building located between LGH and LaSalle Nursing Home.  LGH has been a provider of medical services for nearly 50 years and will continue to thrive as a leader in providing rural, comprehensive healthcare through this new venture to our parish. 

Dr. Mathew Erickson is a Board Certified physician

Mathew Erickson, MD

Dr. Mathew Erickson is a Board Certified physician practicing Emergency Medicine at LGH ER; in addition, Dr. Erickson practices Family Medicine at LaSalle Family Medicine Clinic (LFMC) by appointment.  Many of the residents of this area will be familiar with Dr. Erickson as he had been a part of the LGH family for several years.  Dr. Erickson will continue to be a valuable asset to the area residents as he expands his focus into the LGH Employer Solutions field of practice. 

Kathy D. Lambeth LaSalle Family Medicine Clinic

Kathy D. Lambeth, APRN, FNP-C

Kathy D. Lambeth, APRN, FNP-C will begin seeing patients at LaSalle Family Medicine Clinic on August 7,2019.  Kathy has been an integral part of LGH for more than 30 years, working in the Emergency Department, Medical Surgical nursing, and LaSalle Home Health.  In addition to her years of experience at LGH, she has also worked in other fields of healthcare through agency nursing.   Kathy will be dividing her time between LGH Employer Solutions and LFMC, Suite C.  Having built lifelong relations with the clients of LGH, she looks forward to being a part of this new program as she begins the next step of her career as a Mid-level provider. 

Maria Garcia-Thompson occupational/industrial medicine

Maria Garcia-Thompson, LPN

Maria Garcia-Thompson is an LPN with a number of years of experience in occupational/industrial medicine and holds federal certifications for Department of Transportation (DOT) drug screenings, breath alcohol testing (BAT), as well as many other industrial health certifications.  With the vast requirements that employers are subject to uphold, Maria brings years of knowledge to this new venture.  She looks forward to building relationships as she moves into the community, meets with employers and employees, and begins to educate the public about ways in which LGH Employer Solutions can benefit their businesses.  Maria will be instrumental in the growth and development of this new service line and department of LGH.  Contact Maria for appointments by phone at (318) 992-9238, by email at maria.thompson@lgh-jena.org, or stop by LGH Employer Solutions at 155 Ninth Street, Suite C to schedule time for her to visit your place of business.  LGH Employer Solutions will be meeting many needs for employers in our community and surrounding parishes that include:

  • Pre-Employment Physicals;
  • Fit for Duty Physicals;
  • Audiograms;
  • Immunizations;
  • Respirator Mask Fit Testing;
  • OSHA questionnaires;
  • Urine Drug Screens;
  • Rapid Drug Screens;
  • Observed Collections;
  • Breath Alcohol Testing;
  • Hair Follicle Testing;
  • Oral Swab Testing;
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Testing;
  • X-ray/MRI/CT Scans;
  • Work-related Injuries;
  • Workers’ Compensation Services;
  • Preventative Health/Wellness Services;
  • Group Health Services;
  • And more!
LGH Employer Solutions ribbon cutting held Friday, July 12, 2019.


LGH Employer Solutions ribbon cutting held Friday, July 12, 2019.  Those on hand for were from left to right:  Carolyn Francis, RN, BSN, Director of Nursing Services; Allyson C. Fannin, CPA, Chief Human Resources Officer; Dr. Mathew Erickson; Kathy D. Lambeth, APRN, FNP-C; Maria Garcia-Thompson, LPN; Mayor LaDawn Edwards; Lana Francis, Chief Executive Officer of LGH; Fancy Faulkner, Receptionist; Brenda Smith, Director of General Services; and Jennifer F. Mason, RN, BSN, Director of Clinical Services.

LGH Employer Solutions

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Visit our Diagnostic Center, Suite G at LFMC, for your Mammogram

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Visit our Diagnostic Center, Suite G at LFMC, for your Mammogram screening

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Siemens: LaSalle General Hospital

Siemens: LaSalle General Hospital

For nearly 50 years, LaSalle General Hospital has provided award-winning healthcare to the citizens of Central Louisiana. Today, it has emerged as a
model for other rural hospitals facing the twin challenges of aging infrastructure and shrinking capital budgets. Through a strategic partnership with Siemens, the hospital has upgraded its infrastructure without taking on large, upfront costs – ensuring it can continue to provide safe, high quality healthcare for decades to come.

Client Objectives

LaSalle General Hospital (LGH) is a parish-funded, comprehensive healthcare center with facilities totaling over 140 thousand square feet. It offers 46 inpatient beds in its main hospital building, and also operates a broad range of outpatient clinics and home healthcare services. LGH prides itself on the delivery of excellent primary healthcare – and the state of Louisiana has consistently commended
the hospital for its services.

In recent years a backlog of deferred maintenance began to accumulate at
LGH as local government funding fell short and the average age of its buildings neared 40 years old. LGH staff faced inefficient equipment, such as antiquated air handler and steam boiler systems, which contributed to rising utility bills and consumed manpower.

LGH was presented with a significant challenge: How could the hospital address years of deferred maintenance and modernize its aging infrastructure while maintaining fiscal responsibility? To continue to provide an environment conducive to excellent patient care, LGH needed to find a partner with the right expertise, equipment, and financing strategies. 

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Siemens: LaSalle General Hospital

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For your Physical Therapy, visit the Trusted Source . . .

LaSalle General Hospital Physical Therapy

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Congratulations Graduates . . .

We are so proud of our graduates!

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New Ultrasound Equipment at LGH . . .

New Ultrasound Equipment at LGH

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Happy Doctors' Day to all our Physicians. . . (see our Facebook post)

National Doctors' Day

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