LGMC Wins Statewide Excellence Award


Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has garnered the Louisiana Quality Foundation’s (LQF) highest award, the Louisiana Performance Excellence Award (LPEA). The LQF awards program recognizes performance excellence leadership in both profit and non-profit Louisiana organizations in the areas of manufacturing, service, health care, education and the public sector.

LPEA recipients have successfully achieved benchmark criteria in alignment with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Baldrige, initiated in 1987, is an internationally recognized standard for performance excellence in business, education and health care. The Baldrige Program helps organizations achieve best-in-class levels of performance by identifying role model organizations and sharing best practices.

The LPEA is based on an evaluation of a 50-page application. LGMC’s application, which detailed processes that have helped the organization reach and sustain nationally recognized levels in patient care and patient satisfaction, was reviewed at the state level by LQF. A panel of examiners then conducted a site visit.

“I’m so proud of our hospital for earning this award,” said LGMC CEO Patrick Gandy. “I commend our hard-working and dedicated staff that put patients at the center of everything we do each and every day. Lafayette General leads with purpose and serves with passion.”

LQF has three different award winners based on submission of 1) organizational profile 2) Baldrige criteria 3) results. Performance Challenge Award winners have demonstrated excellence in the organizational profile, while Commitment to Performance Award winners show proficiency in both the organizational profile and Baldrige criteria. LPEA winners excel in all three areas.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal presents the LQF Awards in association with Louisiana Economic Development.

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