Community Outreach

Heart Hospital of Lafayette and Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center are active, caring members of the communities we serve, with a long history of providing help to those in need.

In 2012, Heart Hospital of Lafayette and Our Lady of Lourdes participated in a Community Needs Assessment to identify the primary health issues faced by residents in Lafayette Parish. The most pressing issues identified include:

  • Obesity
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Alcoholism/drug addiction
  • Mental health issues
  • Access to health care

Our Lady of Lourdes and Heart Hospital of Lafayette have three (3) programs in place to serve the community:

  • St. Bernadette Community Clinic, an acute care clinic serving people from all zip codes in the northern part of Lafayette.
  • Northside High School Health Clinic, serving students primarily in the 70501 zip code area.
  • Congregational Health Services, a program whereby a liaison or nurse works with health ministry committees in church parishes and congregations to bring health and wellness to those churches through health fairs, health workshops and screenings.

As part of our mission, Heart Hospital of Lafayette continues to improve access to healthcare in our community, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay.

For more information, please refer to our community needs assessment:

Community Health Needs Assessment Community Health Needs Assessment (1907 KB)

Community Health Needs Assessment 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment 2016 (629 KB)