LCMC Health Announces Purchase Of Fairway Medical Center

NEW ORLEANS – LCMC Health, a not-for-profit, academic healthcare system comprised of Children’s Hospital, New Orleans East Hospital, Touro, University Medical Center and West Jefferson Medical Center, announced the purchase of Fairway Medical Center, based in Covington, Louisiana. LCMC Health purchased the surgical hospital in partnership with several local, specialty surgeons. The joint ownership is effective immediately.

         “Fairway Medical Center is an exciting addition to the LCMC Health family and a significant step in our continued growth,” Gregory C. Feirn, CEO of LCMC Health, said. “Fairway provides us with an opportunity to expand LCMC Health’s community-focused, exceptional healthcare to Northshore residents. We’re proud to continue Fairway’s 17-year legacy of quality, surgical care.”

         “Collaborating with a respected health system like LCMC Health provides a tremendous opportunity to build upon Fairway Medical Center’s delivery of care,” Dr. Samer Shamieh, chairman of the board at Fairway Medical Center, said. “We’re pleased to support the dedicated and talented physicians and staff at Fairway as they work to create a stronger, healthier community.”

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         Fairway Medical Center, which opened in 2000, is a 21-bed, accredited surgical hospital. Featuring 14 procedure/operating rooms, Fairway offers a variety of specialties including spine surgery, orthopedics, bariatric surgery, gastrointestinal medicine, ophthalmology, ENT/ plastics and pain management. In addition to surgical services, Fairway offers imaging services, including X-rays, computerized tomography (CT) scans, and physical therapy.

         The Fairway Medical Center purchase is the latest expansion for LCMC Health. Fairway Medical Center is located at 67252 Industry Lane, in Covington. Patients will not experience interruptions in services during the transition, hospital reps said.

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