LGMC Continues Award Winning Care

3/6/2012

March 6, 2012



LGMC CONTINUES AWARD WINNING CARE


LAFAYETTE – Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) announced on Tuesday that HealthGrades, the nation’s most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality outcomes, named LGMC a recipient of the 2012 HealthGrades Gastrointestinal Care and General Surgery Excellence Awards.


Additionally, LGMC is ranked No. 1 in the State of Louisiana for General Surgery and No. 2 in Overall Orthopedics and GI Services.


"There are so many things at LGMC to be proud of,” LGMC President and CEO David Callecod said. "These most recent awards are proof that we are doing things the right way.


"We remain committed to building a regional healthcare system that ALWAYS delivers excellence in care and outcomes.”


LGMC is a 5-Star rated hospital for Joint Replacement (2010-2012), Knee Replacement (2010-2012), Hip Fracture Treatment (2010-2012), GI Procedures and Surgeries, Treatment of GI Bleed and Cholecystectomy in 2012.


The HealthGrades report found that patients treated at 5-star rated hospitals experience a 73% lower risk of mortality and a 63% lower risk of complications.


Complete listing of LGMC’s 2012 Clinical Achievements:

Orthopedic

Ranked #2 in LA for Overall Orthopedic Services in 2012

Ranked #6 in LA for Joint Replacement in 2012

Ranked Among the Top 5 in LA for Overall Orthopedic Services for 8 Years in a Row (2005-2012) (Ranked 2 in 2012)

Ranked Among the Top 10 in LA for Joint Replacement for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012) (Ranked 6 in 2012)

Five-Star Rated for Joint Replacement for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012)

Five-Star Rated for Total Knee Replacement for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012)

Five-Star Rated for Hip Fracture Treatment for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012)

Gastrointestinal

Recipient of the HealthGrades Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ in 2012

Recipient of the HealthGrades General Surgery Excellence Award™ in 2012

Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall GI Services in 2012

Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for General Surgery in 2012

Ranked #2 in LA for GI Services in 2012

Ranked #1 in LA for General Surgery in 2012

Ranked Among the Top 5 in LA for GI Services in 2012 (Ranked 2 in 2012)

Ranked Among the Top 5 in LA for General Surgery in 2012 (Ranked 1 in 2012)

Five-Star Rated for GI Procedures and Surgeries in 2012

Five-Star Rated for Treatment of GI Bleed in 2012

Five-Star Rated for Cholecystectomy in 2012

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About Lafayette General Medical Center

Lafayette General Medical Center, a 353 staffed bed facility, is the largest full-service, acute-care medical center in the nine-parish area of Acadiana. LGMC provides families with comprehensive medical services at every level of care, from severe emergency trauma to the common cold. Lafayette General evolved from Lafayette Sanitarium, a six-bed facility that opened in 1911, and has been a leader in health care throughout its existence. Over the years, LGMC has expanded its services and facilities to meet the community's growing needs.


Lafayette General Medical Center is recognized by federal and state tax laws as a 501c(3) not-for-profit corporation. Although the hospital generates money by billing for its health care services, it does not pay out any revenue to shareholders, as for-profits do. Any net revenue is reinvested into the organization for new equipment, facilities, and technology to better care for the people we serve.


As the region’s only community-owned and managed hospital, all decisions are made locally by an experienced administrative team and a volunteer Membership Corporation and Board of Trustees. At LGMC, you can count on us to stay one step ahead of the changing face of health care. For general information, call (337) 289-7991.

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