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


Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics by  Women’s Choice Award®.  LGMC is one of 374 award recipients representing hospitals with comprehensive orthopedic programs that meet certain customer survey scores and wellness criteria. 

“We continue to work diligently to remain the leader for Orthopedics in the region,” says Patrick W. Gandy, Jr., CEO of LGMC.  “Pairing state-of-the-art technology such as Mako™ robotic assisted surgery, with the region’s top surgeons has brought Orthopedics at LGMC to an elite level.”

To identify winners, Women Certified evaluates Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results along with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences.  Award recipients are also measured on their incidence of surgical complications and infections, including:

  • A wound that splits open after surgery
  • Accidental cuts and tears
  • Deaths from serious treatable complications
  • Rate of complications for knee or hip replacement patients
  • Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureu (MRSA) infections
A hospital must have arthroscopy, joint replacement and spine surgery orthopedic services available to patients, onsite physical therapy, and an MRI in order to qualify for the award.  It is the only award recognizing excellence in orthopedics based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. 

In a national survey conducted by Women’s Choice Award, female orthopedic patients identified the following key priorities when choosing a hospital for orthopedics:
  • Single source for orthopedic services
  • Solid patient safety record
  • High recommendation ratings
“Women have different orthopedics needs, particularly as they grow older and become more at risk for osteoporosis and fractures,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of Women’s Choice Award. “They also have different healthcare preferences, which we use to evaluate the recipients of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics. We are the only award that recognizes a hospital’s ability to meet women’s distinctive needs.”

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

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