As National Hospital Week approaches, I would like to take a few moments to inform you of some of the things that we do at LaSalle General Hospital, both visibly and behind the scenes. LGH has assisted in saving many lives in this community, as well as get a few new lives going. We fix your cuts and broken bones, and also help you through the flu, colds, and sore throats in which we all occasionally suffer.
Those are just a few of the visible things that we do. LGH is staffed with approximately 250 highly skilled, compassionate neighbors of yours that are truly passionate about this hospital, their jobs, and taking care of you. They do this for you, your family, your friends and your community and take great pride in delivering the best health care possible to this area.
Recently LaSalle General Hospital has begun offering free educational classes for you, and will be adding more topics in the future. We would like you to utilize the Wellness Center as well as these informative classes to begin or continue a healthy lifestyle. There are aspects of your health that can’t be controlled, but the parts that can, begin with a healthy lifestyle. Lifestyle changes could be the key to better health for you.
Our hospital has undergone many changes over the years and will surely undergo more. This is the nature of the health care business. As technology changes, we must change to better serve you. This is just a reminder that whatever changes come our way, you can be sure that we will be here for you TODAY, TOMORROW,and the FUTURE.
We are a small hospital. We may not be able to do everything that you need, but we will give you the best care to our ability. The services that are provided here are done very well, as we were voted one of the top hospitals in Louisiana. If there is a service that we are unable to provide, we will put you in contact with someone who can.
Please join me in taking a moment to thank these dedicated people when you see them. They are here for you, the community.
Douglas A. Newman, Chief Executive Officer
Lasalle General Hospital
187 9th Street Jena, Louisiana 71342 Phone: 318.992.9200