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University Medical Center Celebrates 30th Anniversary

University Medical Center
University Medical Center

Lafayette -- University Medical Center, in Lafayette, La., is celebrating 30 years of quality healthcare for the citizens of southwest Louisiana. Opening in June of 1982, UMC continues to employ some who first welcomed patients three decades ago.

During that time, UMC has seen phenomenal growth and provided invaluable healthcare services to the region. Its graduate medical education has trained many residents who have chosen to remain in Acadiana to establish thriving careers and to make essential contributions to area healthcare.

Today, UMC annually has about 4,500 inpatient admissions, 47,000 emergency room visits and 110,000 outpatient clinic visits. It also trains over 150 students, residents and fellows throughout the year. "We look forward to additional growth in this facility and hope for many more years," said Glenn Craig, UMC interim CEO, in a recent ceremony at the hospital marking the anniversary.