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St. Martin Hospital marks 45 years

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St. Martin Hospital CEO Katie Hebert, (from left) Dr. Brent Hebert, Dr. Donald West, Dr. Adam Kennedy and Dr. Blaine Lavergne.

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Past and present administrators of Gary Memorial & St. Martin Hospital (from left) Burton Dupuis, Rena Mouisset, Katie Hebert, current CEO; and Coatney Raymond, representing her husband John Raymond, the first administrator of Gary Memorial Hospital.

St. Martin Hospital’s administration, staff and physicians celebrated the hospital’s 45th anniversary Wednesday, Oct. 15.
Katie Hebert, CEO, recounted a brief history of the founders, physicians and administrators who were instrumental in establishing Gary Memorial and developing it into the vibrant community hospital that St. Martin is today.
The most noticeable development at St. Martin Hospital in the past two years is the 7,000-square-foot expansion, Hebert said. Patients can now enjoy a roomier Emergency Department, outpatient services, renovated lab, radiology, respiratory therapy, outpatient rehab and wound care departments.
Present at the celebration were past administrators Burton Dupuis, Rena Mouisset, and Coatney Raymond, widow of Johnny Raymond, Gary Memorial’s first administrator.
Special recognition was given to Mrs. Charles Gary, in attendance, widow of one of Gary Memorial’s founders.
David Callecod, Lafayette General Health President, and Patrick Gandy, Lafayette General Medical Center CEO, were on hand thanking Hebert and her staff for their efforts in advancing the hospital to a level of national recognition.
In 2009, St. Martin Hospital was fully acquired by Lafayette General Medical Center, Acadiana’s largest community-owned, not-for-profit hospital.
Among this year’s distinctions to St. Martin Hospital are:
•Acknowledgement as a 2014 “Most Wired” hospital for using health information technology to improve performance;
•The Distinguished Business of the Year Award from the Breaux Bridge Chamber of Commerce;
•And most recently the hospital was named among the “100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare magazine.

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