NGO Funding Request

The recipient entity's full legal name:  Lafayette General Health System, Inc.

The recipient entity's physical address:
           3867 Plaza Tower Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           3867 Plaza Tower Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Type of Entity (for instance, a nonprofit corporation):  Non-Profit Corporation

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:

The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  6817

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $41,712,427

What type of request is this?  Capital Outlay Appropriation

Is this entity in good standing with the Secretary of State?  Yes

Provide the name of each member of the recipient entity's governing board and officers:
           Patrick W. Gandy, CEO
117 Cove Circle
Lafayette, LA 70508

Jared Quoyeser, Board Chairman
160 Greenbriar Circle
Lafayette, LA 70503

Dr. John Schutte, Board Vice Chairman
201 Lakewood Dr.
Lafayette, LA 70503

Mary Ellen Henry, Board Secretary
125 Riverview Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70503

Frank Walker, Board Treasurer
PO Box 52584
Lafayette, LA 70505

Dr. Brad Alan Broussard
113 Southwank Dr.
Lafayette, LA 70508

Dr. Wayne "Boo" Cestia
618 Elysian Fields Dr.
Lafayette, LA 70508

Margaret Peggy Giglio
301 Ducharme Lane
Lafayette, LA 70503

Dr. Robert Hart
3721 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115

Casey Hoyt
512 Beaulieu Dr.
Lafayette, LA 70508

Michael Hulefeld
26 Newcomb Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70118

Jenniver Jackson, PH.D
PO Box 2064
Lafayette, LA 70502

Dr. Ramesh Kolurru
223 Farmington Dr.
Lafayette LA 70503

Rickey Miniex
216 Waterford Dr.
Lafayette, LA 70503

Dr. Molly Thomas
309 Lakeside Dr.
Lafayette LA 70508

Warner Thomas
199 Audubon Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70118

Jerry Vascocu
103 Oak Alley
Lafayette, LA 70508

H. David Wilson, Immediate Past Chairman
PO Box 80337
Lafayette, LA 70598

Provide a summary of the project or program:
           The existing surgery suite within this state-owned facility has not experienced any space improvements since its original construction in 1977. The proposed scope of work will relocate and modernize four operating rooms, two procedure rooms and the necessary supporting spaces to accommodate a state-of-the art surgical department to the 2nd floor of the facility. This in turn will allow for a future project which will repurpose the existing surgery department to provide four new endoscopy procedure rooms. This will be accomplished by constructing a new surgical department and supports spaces on the second floor of the existing hospital. The location will be on the roof of the first floor and be accessible from the existing second floor level. This much needed project will allow for the surgical department to operate efficiently in a modern environment that meets current guidelines for area(s) and interior finishes. The new space will allow for better infection control and a more ergonomic work environment for staff, physicians and residents. The new operating room square footage will allow for proper air flow and sterility and will help to minimize airborne infections.

What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,450,000
          Professional Services. . . $4,800
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $0
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $0
          Operating Services. . . . $4,500,000
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $452,000

Does your organization have any outstanding audit issues or findings?  No

If 'Yes' is your organization working with the appropriate governmental agencies to resolve those issues or findings?

What is the entity's public purpose, sought to be achieved through the use of state monies?
          University Hospital & Clinics primarily serves the medically underserved populations across the 9 parishes of Acadiana. The public purpose of this capital outlay application request will make necessary improvements to the operating rooms and procedural rooms to allow for more efficient operations. Improvements have not been made to these areas since the facility was built over 40 years ago. The current OR space lacks the square footage necessary to improve surgery operations as we anticipate surgical volume to grow by at least 50%. The larger updated surgery rooms would allow us to perform a wider variety of surgeries, benefitting patients being served and enhancing the LSU resident's experiences during their training time at UHC. The existing OR space is very crowded with equipment, limiting the mobility of surgeons, staff and residents when performing surgeries. This project will greatly enhance surgery efficiency and provide better quality outcomes for patients who seek care at UHC. As a footnote, over 46% of patients who seek care at UHC are African Americans.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          The goals and objectives of stated purpose above is to provide more efficient surgeries and quality outcomes for the medically underserved population in Acadiana and beyond who seek services at UHC. Additionally, we will be enhancing the quality of our LSUHSC Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs as the current operating room space is limited in space due to new technology that has been added to the rooms since the early 1980's. We will definitely enhance the recruitment of faculty and residents who train at UHC.

What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           Almost immediately once construction is completed but certainly within the first year of operations.

If any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official is an officer, director, trustee, or employee of the recipient entity who receives compensation or holds any ownership interest therein:
     (a) If an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of the official and the office held by such person:
     (b) If an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of such person; the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related; and the nature of the relationship:

     (c) The percentage of the official's or immediate family member's ownership interest in the recipient entity, if any:

     (d) The position, if any, held by the official or immediate family member in the recipient entity:

If the recipient entity has a contract with any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official or with the state or any political subdivision of the state:
(a) If the contract is with an elected or appointed state official, provide the name and address of the official and the office held by such person: 

(b) If the contract is with an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official:
          Provide the name and address of such person:

          Provide the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related:

          What is the nature of the relationship?  n/a

(c) If the contract is with the state or a political subdivision of the state, provide the name and address of the state entity or political subdivision of the state:

(d) The nature of the contract, including a description of the goods or services provided or to be provided pursuant to the contract:

Contact Information
name:  Paul Molbert 
                                       address:  920 W. Pinhook Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70503

                                       phone:  337-344-8386
                                       relationship to entity:  Employee