LAFAYETTE — Lafayette General Medical Center will celebrate a century of health care during its 100th Anniversary Gala on Oct. 6 at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, a hospital news release says.

The black-tie event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will showcase the hospital’s growth from the “eight-bed Lafayette Sanitarium in 1911 to today’s largest full-service, not-for-profit hospital in Acadiana,” the news release says. The event will include an auction of works by George Rodrigue and other local artists. Music will be provided by Feufollet.

At the event, the inauguration of the hospital’s newly formed foundation will also be observed. All proceeds from the $100 ticket event will be directed to the foundation.

“We continue to see reimbursement decreases while costs for providing indigent care are on the rise,” said David Callecod, the hospital’s president and chief executive officer in the release. “This Foundation will afford us the opportunity to continue to fund the latest technology, treatments and research.”

For more information, call (337) 289-8600.