NEW IBERIA, LA: May 1st, 2013 – Progressive Acute Care, a Louisiana based healthcare company officially assumed ownership of Dauterive Hospital in New Iberia today, making the hospital the newest and fourth member of Progressive’s Louisiana hospital system. Dauterive Hospital now joins several Progressive Acute Care Louisiana facilities which currently serve rural markets across the state including Avoyelles Hospital in Marksville; Oakdale Community Hospital in Oakdale; and Winn Parish Medical Center in Winnfield.
“We welcome the entire healthcare family of Dauterive Hospital to the Progressive Acute Care organization,” comments Dan Rissing, Progressive CEO. “As a Louisiana based company, we share the wonderful and uniquely Louisiana values and caring spirit that has been so much a part of Dauterive Hospital since its founding in 1920,” he adds.
Progressive announced its intent to purchase Dauterive Hospital March 21st with the acquisition becoming official May 1st. Jerry Fornoff, CEO of Dauterive Hospital commented on plans for the next several months for the hospital. “Together, our physicians, Board of Trustees, hospital department heads, and administration and support staff will work with Progressive leadership to develop a plan for growing services, technology, and the physical campus. Our community will see the renewed commitment to our area and to the future of healthcare delivery by Dauterive Hospital as this plan is developed.”
Fornoff also assured the community that the hospital isn’t changing its name, won’t be cutting staff or services, and affirmed that the hospital’s physicians will continue to provide a full range of healthcare services. “As the premiere hospital in our community, Dauterive Hospital is poised to build upon its strong foundation of excellence in healthcare service,” Fornoff stated. “Dauterive Hospital has been part of the fabric and history of our community and the surrounding area for more than 90 years. We don’t take the responsibility of caring for the people of this part of Louisiana lightly,” he adds.
About Dauterive Hospital
Dauterive Hospital, founded in 1920 by the late Dr. Henry Dauterive, is a 103-bed full-service hospital that offers a full spectrum of services, including cardiovascular care, general surgery, orthopedics, emergency care and urological care. The hospital is fully accredited by both The Joint Commission and the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program. It is the only Teche area hospital to receive eQHealth Solutions’ highest honor for quality patient outcomes for three consecutive years. The hospital received the American Heart Association Start! Program Fit Friendly Gold Level Award in 2011 and is the only company in Acadiana to receive the organization’s Community Innovator Award. Dauterive Hospital can be found online at www.dauterivehospital.com.
About Progressive Acute Care
Progressive Acute Care, LLC, founded in 2008, is a Louisiana headquartered healthcare system whose growing network of hospitals delivers a full continuum of high-quality, community focused, and compassionate care to the people in the many communities in which they serve. Progressive Acute Care was founded upon the principle of delivering excellence in healthcare services in a fiscally responsible manner through the work of the valued associates, physicians, and volunteers who make up the Progressive healthcare family.
From its very start, Progressive realized the significance of its hospitals in the history in the everyday lives of the communities of which they are a part as well. The healthcare system highly values the individual and collective role that the physicians, nurses and support staff and volunteers play in the delivery of care to the people they serve.