LGMC Among America’s Best Places to Have a Baby


Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) received the 2015 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics. This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and what women say they want from a hospital.

Recipients of this national award, such as LGMC, represent hospitals that women can feel confident about when choosing a place for their maternity needs.

“Our growing numbers are telling us that women are responding to the quality of care we strive to deliver every day in our hospital,” says Patrick W. Gandy, Jr., CEO of LGMC. “We’re pleased that an award like this recognizes that we are responding to what’s important to our patients. In 2013, we delivered 1,843 babies. In 2014, we delivered 2,536 babies. That’s over a 37 percent increase in just two years.”

The America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics scoring process is unique in that it is the only national list that focuses on female patient satisfaction. Only the hospitals who qualify for this highly selective designation provide the highest level of obstetric services based on their exceptional scores for patient recommendation, as provided by data reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) surveys, as well as an analysis that weighs criteria identified as the most important to women for patient satisfaction, including early elective deliveries.

“New moms have many choices when it comes to obstetrics. Now they can make informed decisions based on the recommendations of other moms who have experienced that hospital first hand,” says Delia Passi, CEO and Founder of the Women’s Choice Award and former publisher of Working Woman and Working Mother magazines. “Most importantly, when a woman sees the Women’s Choice Award at her local hospital, she’ll know the hospital values her experience as a critical component of care for her and her loved ones,” added Passi.

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