THE POST-SIGNAL / Desiray Seaux
Glenn Dailey, associate administrator at Acadia General Hospital, updated the Rotary Club of Crowley on the upcoming merger with Ochsner’s.
The Rotary Club of Crowley recently welcomed Glenn Dailey of Acadia General Health. Dailey is the associate administrator of AGH.
He began by discussing the upcoming merger between Lafayette General Hospital and Oschner of New Orleans.
Dailey explained, “This is not a buy-out, but a merger that will be beneficial to the community.”
Combining resources and Ochsner’s investment of $365 million will mean expanded local healthcare and a significant impact on the local economy, according to Dailey.
“While LGH is in a strong position today, this merger will lead to greater financial stability for LGH long-term- and especially for UHC, enabling us to continue serving the most vulnerable members of the community,” he said.
Much will remain the same, he said, “local decision making, protecting and investing in our people, same physicians you know and trust.”
Dailey said the next steps for the merger to take place include:
• due diligence;
• shared mission agreement;
• Attorney General review and approval;
• HSR approval.
The expected completion date is Spring, 2020.
Dailey then shifted the conversation to the proposed merger with Jennings American Legion Hospital, delayed until the completion of the Oshsner project and expected to take place in October at the start of the hospital’s fiscal year.
At that time, the Lafayette General Health System plans to sign a multi-year lease with the Jennings hospital and spend about $6 million in improvements to the facility.
Next, Dailey discussed the some different services offered at Acadia General, such as medical oncology, emergency room, wound care, surgical services, long-term acute care and outpatient care.
The economic impact of Acadia General is about 260 full time jobs and $18 million in annual salaries, he added
Dailey also touted yechnological advances such as a smart phone app that an individual can screen time visit with a doctor for only $45 per visit. The app is called Health Anywhere.