LGMC Named One of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery


Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has received the 2017 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric (weight loss) Surgery.  This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best healthcare facilities based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and what women say they want from a hospital. 

The list of over 350 award winners, including LGMC, represents hospitals that have met the highest standards for bariatric surgery across the U.S.  The award signifies LGMC is in the top eight percent of 4,789 U.S. hospitals reviewed.

LGMC achieved the America’s Best distinction by meeting the following criteria:

  • Accreditation by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery joint-sponsored Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)
  • At least 72 percent of patients reporting on the HCAPHS survey that they would definitely recommend the hospital
  • A high patient safety ranking based on 11 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ measures of infection and complication rates

“Our bariatric program strives for quality in everything they do,” says Patrick W. Gandy, Jr., CEO of LGMC.  “Our physicians and the entire support staff are dedicated to each patient for the long term which has impacted the lives of many.  We are proud that women recognize what a great job they are doing.”

“As the FDA approves more bariatric procedures and treatment options increase, the Women’s Choice Award is helping women make educated, confident decisions about where they should go to get the very best care,” said Delia Passi, Founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “There are many women who struggle with their weight, especially as they age.  For some, diet and exercise alone aren’t enough and they need to turn to bariatric procedures to reduce their weight for their overall good health.”

For more information on the America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery visit https://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/healthcare/

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