Lafayette General Medical Center receives 2013 Excellence Award


Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has been selected for the 2013 Excellence Award, amongst all its peers and competitors, by the Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce (SBIEC).

Each year, the SBIEC conducts business surveys and industry research to identify companies that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category. They are recognized as having enhanced the commitment and contribution of small businesses through service to their customers and their community. Small businesses of this caliber enhance the consumer-driven stature for which they are renowned.

"LGMC has consistently demonstrated a high regard for upholding business ethics and company values,” says CEO Patrick Gandy. "This recognition by SBIEC marks a significant achievement for LGMC as an emerging leader and is setting benchmarks that the industry should follow,” he says.

As part of the industry research and business surveys, various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the selected companies in each category. This research is part of an exhaustive process that encapsulates a yearlong immersion in the business climate of Lafayette by SBIEC.


The SBIEC is a leading authority on researching, evaluating and recognizing companies across a wide spectrum of industries that meet its stringent standards of excellence. It has spearheaded the idea of independent enterprise and entrepreneurial growth allowing businesses of all sizes to be recognized locally and encouraged globally.

Particular emphasis is give to meeting and exceeding industry benchmarks for customer service, product quality and ethical practices. Industry leading standards and practices have been developed and implementation of the same has been pioneered by the dedicated efforts of the business community and commerce leadership.

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