LGMC Receives the 2017 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care

11/13/2017

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare.  LGMC is one of 412 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for cancer care in the U.S.

A hospital must be designated by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer as one of four specific types of cancer programs to be considered for the award.  The Women’s Choice Award measures hospitals on the presence of specific cancer-related services offered onsite, infection rates and patient recommendation ratings on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Survey.  The award is unique in that criteria also include primary research about women’s healthcare preferences.

“This achievement is a testament to the commitment of our cancer center to provide the highest level of care to our patients, all while staying closer to home,” says Patrick W. Gandy, Jr., CEO of LGMC. “We are extremely proud of our doctors, nurses and support staff who continue to exceed expectations daily.”

Accreditation required for the award ensures that a hospital or facility offers a full range of diagnostic and treatment services, or provides integrated cancer care and comprehensive services.

Low infection rates compared to the national average are another important measure.  Oncology patients are more susceptible than other patients to hospital-acquired infections because of their compromised immune systems.

“In addition to our award winners’ high-level performance on a national level, they provide the care that women value most, including easily accessible services onsite to avoid multiple trips for their treatment, which is so important to women faced with a cancer diagnosis,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award.

For more information about the 2017 America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care, please visit https://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/healthcare

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