The Future of Healthcare Is Here

The Future of Healthcare Is Here

 

Jennings American Legion Hospital (JALH) and Lafayette General Health (LGH) have signed a letter of intent (LOI) to explore a merger, whereby LGH will assume management and operations of JALH. Under the proposed structure, LGH will enter into a multi-year lease of the hospital, its clinics, physical plant and equipment with the American Legion Post.

Our Goal:

This long-term lease agreement seeks to expand on the clinical affiliation JALH and LGH began in 2016. It has enhanced economies of scale, sharing of best practices and clinical protocol alignment. This deeper partnership continues on our commitment to keep quality healthcare local and close to home.

Our Goal:

This long-term lease agreement seeks to expand on the clinical affiliation JALH and LGH began in 2016. It has enhanced economies of scale, sharing of best practices and clinical protocol alignment. This deeper partnership continues on our commitment to keep quality healthcare local and close to home.

Our Commitment to Employees:

Once the agreement is finalized, LGH will assume the entirety of JALH’s trained and assembled workforce as LGH employees, at comparable titles and pay scales.

JALH employees will be rolled into LGH’s benefit plans and be credited for years of service for purposes of benefit accruals, once the transaction has been completed.

Our Commitment to Employees:

Once the agreement is finalized, LGH will assume the entirety of JALH’s trained and assembled workforce as LGH employees, at comparable titles and pay scales.

JALH employees will be rolled into LGH’s benefit plans and be credited for years of service for purposes of benefit accruals, once the transaction has been completed.

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Our Commitment to the Community:

Lafayette General Health is committed to developing JALH and providing top healthcare to the residents of Jefferson Davis Parish. That commitment is unwavering, and LGH has done this successfully with other local, community hospitals.

Our Commitment to the Community:

Lafayette General Health is committed to developing JALH and providing top healthcare to the residents of Jefferson Davis Parish. That commitment is unwavering, and LGH has done this successfully with other local, community hospitals.

“The partnership with Lafayette General Health opens up tremendous opportunities for continued improvements and growth at Jennings American Legion Hospital. We have a strong, healthy hospital, but healthcare is complex and rapidly changing, and we need a partner that can help us thrive into the future and meet the evolving needs of our community,.”

JALH Board Chairman Arthur Matte

Investments in the Facility:

LGH anticipates a $6 million investment in technology, infrastructure upgrades and integration, as well as physician placement and recruitment. Additional investments for facility upgrades and capital planning are also in development as the two entities work toward a final agreement.

What Happens Next?

Nothing changes today. This is the first step in a long process and JALH will continue to operate as it does today. However, The goal is to finalize the documents in the fall of 2020 and execute the agreement on or around October 1, 2020.

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