Acadiana’s Healthcare Leaders Issue Joint Statement on COVID-19 Action

In light of recent announcements from state government officials, five of Acadiana’s healthcare leaders have come together to call for community action and solidarity in the face of the ongoing battle against COVID-19.

Posted: Jul 13, 2020 1:49 PM

In light of recent announcements from state government officials, five of Acadiana’s healthcare leaders have come together to call for community action and solidarity in the face of the ongoing battle against COVID-19. The full statement can be read below:


"It is clear that our fight against the spread of COVID-19 in Acadiana is not over. That’s why we are lending our combined voices and joining other community leaders in support of common sense safety measures we should all be observing to help protect our families, friends, and neighbors. This includes wearing masks in public, observing social distancing protocols, frequent handwashing, and other common sense measures. We must all do our part to protect the health of our community and mitigate the impact of this disease on our state so we can return to work and school as safely as possible. Acadiana is a truly unique community. In times of disaster and difficulty, we have earned a reputation for stepping forward to provide help and care for others, including our own. Now, we are at a crossroads in our fight against COVID-19, and our actions over the next few days and weeks will determine our level of success in dealing with this pandemic. It is once again time for us to come together in support of one another – and let our traditional cultural values and best instincts of family, community, empathy, and action guide us as we move into the next phases of this ongoing battle."

William C. “Kip” Schumacher, MD, FACEP
Executive Chairman
SCP Health

Richard Zuschlag
Chairman & CEO
Acadian Ambulance Service
David L. Callecod, FACHE
President & CEO
Lafayette General Health

W. Bryan Lee
President & CEO
Our Lady of Lourdes
Keith Myers
Chairman & CEO
LHC Group

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