LGMC Named a Top Performer in U.S.


Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) was named a 2013 recipient of the Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2012 by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. LGMC was recognized for excellent performance in using evidence-based clinical processes in improving care specifically for cases of heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia.

According to the data submitted to The Joint Commission, LGMC meets criteria that show the hospital has taken measures to produce the greatest positive impact on patient outcomes. Out of 3,343 eligible hospitals in the U.S. submitting data, LGMC was one of 1,099 to attain an accountability performance of 95 percent or above across all reported measures for 2012.

Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice. Examples include giving aspirin upon hospital arrival for heart attack patients and giving antibiotics one hour before surgery.

"Lafayette General has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement,” says Mark Chassin, President/CEO of The Joint Commission.

LGMC CEO Patrick W. Gandy, Jr. responds in saying, "In every patient service that we provide at LGMC, our intent is exceptional care because it’s the right thing to do for our patients. We are honored to receive this distinction of being a Top Performer.”

In 2011, after demonstrating compliance with nationally developed standards for stroke care, LGMC earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™ for certification as a Primary Stroke Center.

You can find Lafayette General recognized on the Joint Commission’s Quality Check website, www.qualitycheck.org.

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