March 12, 2012
Advanced Medical Awarded Accreditation
Lafayette General Medical Center‚€ôs durable home medical
equipment company, Advanced Medical Supplies and Services, has once again achieved
the Award of Accreditation from the Healthcare Quality Association on
Accreditation. The three-year accreditation is achieved only when home medical
equipment companies demonstrate a high level of quality practices in their
business operations and patient care techniques.
During the two-day survey, a thorough tour of the facility
is conducted, patient and human resource files are reviewed, as well as
policies and procedures, and multiple interviews are conducted with staff and
Quality Association found no deficiencies with Advanced Medical Supplies and
Services. This acknowledgement assures Medicare and other payers that the
highest levels of quality are practiced within all areas of the company.
Among the survey findings, it was revealed that Advanced
Medical Supplies and Services provides good service, that the employees are
dedicated to the organization and the facility has a very complete quality
"We seek accreditation by the Healthcare Quality Association
on Accreditation to demonstrate that our company is committed to providing
excellent patient care and safety in a financially solvent environment,‚€Ě says
David Karam, Manager, Advanced Medical Supplies and Services. "This award also
reinforces that our commitment to quality is ongoing.‚€Ě
in 1995, Advanced Medical Supplies and Services provides equipment, service and
technical support for home medical equipment needs. Services include basic and custom durable medical equipment including
wheelchairs, seating systems, standers and ambulatory aids and specialty
bathroom equipment. They specialize in ceiling track systems and modular and
portable ramp systems. In fact, according
to the Healthcare Quality Association survey, Advanced Medical has a "niche in
the industry in building ramps for patient homes.‚€Ě
About Lafayette General Medical Center
Lafayette General Medical Center, a 353
staffed bed facility, is the largest full-service, acute-care medical center in
the nine-parish area of Acadiana.
LGMC provides families with comprehensive medical services at every
level of care, from severe emergency trauma to the common cold. Lafayette General evolved from
Lafayette Sanitarium, a six-bed facility that opened in 1911, and has been a
leader in health care throughout its existence. Over the years, LGMC has
expanded its services and facilities to meet the community's growing needs.
Lafayette General Medical Center is
recognized by federal and state tax laws as a 501c(3) not-for-profit
corporation. Although the hospital generates money by billing for its health
care services, it does not pay out any revenue to shareholders, as for-profits
do. Any net revenue is reinvested into the organization for new equipment,
facilities, and technology to better care for the people we serve.
As the regionÔŅĹs only community-owned
and managed hospital, all decisions are made locally by an experienced administrative
team and a volunteer Membership Corporation and Board of Trustees. At LGMC, you can count on us to stay
one step ahead of the changing face of health care. For general information,
call (337) 289-7991.