LGMC Receives 2015 Women’s Choice Award for Orthopedics


Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) is a recipient of the 2015 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics, providing exceptional patient care and treatment. By carrying the Women’s Choice Award seal, LGMC joins an elite network of hospitals committed to a global mission to empower women, serving as an example to all hospitals while setting new standards of healthcare excellence for women, their families and their community.

Hospitals qualify as an America’s Best Hospital for Orthopedics based on an in-depth proprietary scoring process, utilizing data reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. As one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics, LGMC was selected due to its excellent rating in areas such as post-treatment complications, patient recommendation ratings, availability of microscopic surgery and adequate post-surgical care.

“This recognition is a reflection of our excellent orthopedic physicians, and of our hospital staff who deliver compassionate patient-centered care,” says Patrick W. Gandy, Jr., CEO of LGMC. “We are honored that women consider us their hospital of choice.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 719,000 total knee replacements and 332,000 total hip replacements were performed in 2010. In 2014, The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) reported that a woman’s risk of hip fracture is equal to her combined risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer (NOF 2014, “What Women Need to Know”). The Women’s Choice Award identifies America’s Best Hospitals in Orthopedics in order to address the growing need for bone and joint care, and disease prevention.

“Being treated with the proper level of care impacts one’s health, well-being and healing, so it is critical for women to know those hospitals that have demonstrated the highest level of quality care to their patients, with a special focus on the female experience,” says Sharyn S. Lee, RN, MS, FACEHP, President of the Healthcare Division of the Women’s Choice Award. “When patients have a highly engaged, positive experience with their hospital, it’s a win-win situation,” adds Lee.

According to a study by the National Research Corporation Market Insights Survey, the largest healthcare consumer survey in the U.S., a hospital’s reputation is everything. Being recognized as a hospital of choice among women takes committed leadership and staff, and ongoing devotion to providing every patient with optimal care. The Women’s Choice Award is a beacon to women, demonstrating that LGMC met rigorous criteria for clinical best practices and earned higher than average patient recommendation and satisfaction scores. Women can then trust the hospitals that carry the Women’s Choice Award seal, as they enable her to simplify her selection process.

“A woman expects more from a hospital experience and takes her role as the primary healthcare decision maker seriously,” notes Delia Passi, Founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “More than ever she is self-managing her care by choosing her hospital prior to selecting her doctors. This allows her more control over her hospital stay outcome based on the quality of care she can expect from a Women’s Choice Award hospital.”

For more information on LGMC’s orthopedic care, visit LafayetteGeneral.com/Ortho.

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