Thibodaux Regional, Franklin Foundation Hospital partner to enhance patient-centered healthcare

Published 12:03 am Saturday, November 20, 2021

THIBODAUX — Thibodaux Regional Health System and Franklin Foundation Hospital announce a new strategic partnership that will enhance quality of care, improve patient satisfaction and provide access to more physician specialists close to home for residents of St. Mary Parish.

Thibodaux Regional and Franklin Foundation Hospital will work together to achieve the highest possible outcomes in patient care, satisfaction, and efficiency.  As a nationally-recognized healthcare leader Thibodaux Regional has grown significantly through the years, enhancing clinical and other services and recruiting more than 100 physicians to the medical staff. The partnership with Franklin Foundation will allow patients in St. Mary Parish access to state-of-the-art services and physician specialists, while offering Franklin Foundation innovative leadership development and process improvement learning opportunities.

“We are excited to collaborate with the outstanding team of physicians, leaders, staff and other providers at Franklin Foundation Hospital,” said Greg Stock, CEO of Thibodaux Regional Health System. “The partnership will further enhance the health and wellness programs of Franklin Foundation Hospital and provide patients easier access to specialty services in St. Mary Parish.”

Stephanie Guidry, CEO of Franklin Foundation Hospital added, “We are thrilled to be partnering with an organization as prestigious as Thibodaux Regional Health System. This affiliation gives us the ability to provide services to the citizens of St. Mary Parish that we could not offer on our own. I believe that both organizations see the value in that, and we have a shared vision for what we believe this can be.”

Key elements of the partnership include:

  • Access to Physician Specialty Services: Patients can receive the care they need closer to home, including neurology and specialized stroke care, oncology, interventional pain management, and more.
  • Clinical Quality Care Improvement: Collaborate to address opportunities for improvement related to the Triple Aim: Quality, Cost and Patient Experience.
  • Sports Medicine Services: Assist in enhancement and expansion of athletic training services in St. Mary Parish high schools and provide safety-related education and training to coaches.


About Thibodaux Regional Health System

Thibodaux Regional Health System is a nationally-recognized regional medical center that provides inpatient and outpatient care for the people of Lafourche and seven surrounding parishes.  The Health System has been recognized as a 5-Star hospital by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for providing the highest quality care. Thibodaux Regional is a leader in providing highly specialized services that include heart surgery, medical and radiation oncology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, plastic and reconstructive surgery, general, laparoscopic, and bariatric surgery, pulmonology, rheumatology, women’s services, sleep disorders, behavioral health, inpatient and outpatient physical rehabilitation, and wellness services. Expansion is underway for Phase II of Thibodaux Regional’s 242,000 square foot Wellness Center. Construction of Thibodaux Regional’s 80,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Cancer Institute is nearing completion. For more information, visit

About Franklin Foundation Hospital

Operating as a political subdivision of St. Mary Parish, Hospital Service District #1 of St. Mary Parish d/b/a Franklin Foundation hospital is a 22-bed Critical Access Hospital serving the communities of St. Mary Parish. A full-service hospital, Franklin Foundation Hospital and Clinics offers inpatient and outpatient services for Surgery, Medicine, Radiology, Lab, Therapy, and much more.  Franklin Foundation is accredited by The Joint Commission and has been recently recognized as a 4-Star hospital by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Franklin Foundation Hospital is also developing its own, state-of-the-art, Wellness Center to improve the health and wellness of its community. The Wellness Center is scheduled for completion late 2022. For more information, visit