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Lakeview Hospital Announces New Hospitalist Program

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Lakeview Hospital Announces New Hospitalist Program

COVINGTON, LA — Lakeview Hospital is excited to announce the implementation of a new hospitalist program beginning February 13, 2024. Apogee Physicians, the nation’s premier hospitalist group, will partner with Lakeview to deliver superior healthcare to the Northshore. Lakeview welcomes 14 new providers with the program.

“This new program will enhance the overall hospital experience of our patients with more communication, which builds trust for the patient and family,” said Dr. Jacques Guillot, Lakeview chief medical officer. “The hospitalists will work hand in hand with the patient’s primary care physician to provide the patient with seamless care when hospitalization is necessary. In addition, it allows our patients to remain closer to home for medical care.”

A hospitalist is a doctor who focuses on comprehensive patient care inside a hospital. They provide management of care from the moment a patient enters the hospital through discharge back to a primary care physician. Hospitalists receive specialized training in providing acute medical care, ordering and evaluating diagnostic tests, coordinating care between specialists, providing palliative care, and arranging transition of care. Hospitalist programs provide patients with consistent, full-time care for the duration of a hospital stay, allowing primary care physicians to focus solely on the outpatient needs of patients.

“The use of a physician who only cares for patients admitted to the hospital is one of the fastest growing medical specialties,” said Dr. Dunni Adetoba, Apogee Physicians program director. “By providing a continuity of care, we are seeing improved clinical outcomes, reduced mortality rates, enhanced care coordination, and prevention of hospital-acquired infections. The result is safer, higher quality care for hospitalized patients.”

About Lakeview Hospital
Lakeview Hospital, now a part of LCMC Health, is the only Level II Trauma Center in St. Tammany Parish. Conveniently located on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, just south of I-12 on Hwy. 190, Lakeview Hospital is a 167-bed, private, acute-care hospital delivering award-winning, cost-effective healthcare for more than 45 years. Lakeview Hospital’s emergency department offers 24-hour care by a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary team of board-certified physicians. The hospital’s 1,000 highly-trained employees are dedicated to providing the highest quality patient care through state-of-the-art technology. The hospital is located on 53 lush acres at 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington, Louisiana 70433. For more information about Lakeview Hospital, please visit

About Apogee Physicians

Apogee Physicians, the nation's premier Hospitalist group, stands at the top of the curve in Hospital Medicine. As the largest entirely physician-owned and operated group in the country, our success is driven by an unwavering dedication to our

grassroots mission: What’s best for the Patient is best for the Practice. With a remarkable team managing over 1,000 Hospitalists across 26 states, Apogee delivers superior clinical results, fostering a culture that prioritizes excellence,

lifestyle, and security. For more than two decades, Apogee has been synonymous with top-tier healthcare, guided by values and principles, and passionately committed to being the best in the field.