LGMC Center of Excellence Minimally Invasive Gynecology


Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has been designated as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and Surgical Review Corporation.  The announcement was made to employees and attendees of a Women's Event held in the hospital lobby on June 21. 
According to Center of Excellence guidelines, achieving this status ensures that the safest, highest quality of care is delivered to minimally invasive gynecologic surgery patients.
LGMC has achieved Center of Excellence status in Bariatric Surgery, for its Stroke Center and, most recently, the Neuroscience Program.  Now, the hospital is a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
This status is the result of the combined efforts of LGMC's Surgery and Quality Departments, the Mother/Baby/GYN Unit and some of Acadiana's most reputable gynecology surgeons.  Daniel Bourque, M.D.  and Francis Cardinale, M.D., were recognized for their efforts, as each has been named Center of Excellence Surgeons.
Other physicians recognized for contributing to LGMC's clinical excellence, include:  Wayne Daigle, M.D.,  Eric Elias, M.D., Kim Hardey, M.D., Rose Kennedy, M.D., Charles Padgett, M.D., Jennifer Pugliese, M.D., and Alison Taylor, M.D.
Dr. Daniel Bourque spoke at the Women’s Event on the common gynecological conditions facing women today, and the latest surgical options in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.  LGMC's daVinci Surgical Robot was on display in the lobby for hands-on demonstrations.
Lafayette General Health announced a donation to Hearts of Hope for every guest in attendance.  Hearts of Hope, formerly known as Stuller Place, is a non-profit agency whose aim is to reduce the trauma experienced by child and adult victims of sexual abuse and sexual assault. Additionally, in recognition of United Way's "Day of Action," Lafayette General sold teddy bears that were, in turn, donated to the children of Hearts of Hope.

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