Sep 20, 2012 3:48 PM
The neuroscience program at Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) has attained Center of Excellence status based on the results of the most current Neuroscience Center of Excellence Survey®. This prestigious designation is reserved only for the highest achievers participating in the nationwide survey.
Earning the Center of Excellence title means LGMC is classified as a "Specialty Center" by the neuroscience survey firm NeuStrategy. LGMC reached Stage 3 status in the survey, which the firm describes as "a hospital within a hospital," with staff and facilities dedicated only to neurology patients, with specialized programs and infrastructure in support. Only Stage 3 and Stage 4 facilities can brandish the Center of Excellence certification.
Brian Kirk, Vice President of Physician Practices at LGMC, explained that the hospital was able to improve its score by enhancing its technological capabilities, purchasing state-of-the-art equipment, better documenting plans and protocols, establishing new neuroscience units and programs, and recruiting and employing new neurologists.
LGMC's Stage 3 achievement is an improvement from the previous survey that ranked LGMC as Stage 2. The results of the 2012 survey are expected later this year.