David Callecod, FACHE, MBA

Lafayette General Medical Center, President & CEO

David, L. Callecod became President and CEO of Lafayette General Medical Center in July 2008. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). In October 2011, Callecod was inducted into Studer Group’s Fire Starter Hall of Fame at the “What’s Right in Health Care” conference for his ability to keep the true spirit of an organization alive and flourishing, while achieving phenomenal results in short spans of time. Under his leadership, Lafayette General has experienced rapid improvement in both patient satisfaction and quality measurement, all while expanding the hospital itself, its regional network and its award winning care. Inpatient satisfaction at LGMC continued a steady climb, reaching the 99th percentile in June 2011, starting a trend of scores continually in the 97th percentile or above. The hospital’s "Journey to Excellence" was noted by Studer Group as a recipient of Excellence in Patient Care for Physicians, Most Improved Hospital Inpatient Satisfaction and as the Healthcare Organization of the Month for July 2011. Since 2009, HealthGrades awards include; a Top 10% in the nation ranking for Orthopedic Surgery, Prostatectomy, Overall Gastrointestinal Services and General Surgery and the HealthGrades™ Service Excellence Award for Patient Safety, in addition to numerous recognitions and five-star ratings. Prior to joining Lafayette General, Callecod served as the President and CEO at Marion General Hospital in Marion, Indiana from 2003-08. While at MGH, the hospital saw record patient satisfaction and quality measures, as well as Top 100 Hospital Awards in 2007 and 2008. Marion General also received several HealthGrades Five-Star awards during his tenure and Magnet Hospital Status in 2008. Callecod received the 2005 Regent's Award as an outstanding healthcare executive from the American College of Healthcare Executives. Callecod began his career in 1989 at AMI Culver Union Hospital in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He then served as CEO at Tenet Healthcare hospitals in Indianapolis, Indiana and Searcy, Arkansas from 1999-2003. In 2001, Callecod was recognized by the Indianapolis Business Journal as a “40 under Forty” award winner. That same year, he was bestowed an Outstanding Achievement Award in Business from Indiana Wesleyan University. Callecod received a Bachelor of Arts from Wabash College in 1989 and a Masters of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1994. He was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus by IWU in 2007. Callecod is active on many boards, including the Louisiana Hospital Association, Blueprint Louisiana, Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, and AHA Regional Policy Board Alternate. In addition, he serves on the Louisiana Economic Development Ambassador Program.

  • Indiana Wesleyan University - MBA
  • Wabash College - BA, Speech
  • Wabash College - BA, Speech Communication and Rhetoric



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