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.
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.