Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics . This evidence-based designation is the only orthopedics award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that considers patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital.
This honor was awarded to TGMC as TGMC represents a hospital that have provided exceptional patient care and treatment, signifying TGMC’s commitment to meeting the highest standards in orthopedics for women, their families and their community.
“We are honored to have our sports and orthopedics service line recognized with the Women’s Choice Award,” said Phyllis Peoples, president and CEO of TGMC. “Through our partnership with our highly skilled physicians from Gulf Coast Orthopedics and the dedication of our team, we are able to provide the most comprehensive array of orthopedic and sports medicine services to southeast Louisiana. Our community has had a growing need for robust orthopedic services therefore TGMC and its physician partners have responded to that need in extraordinary ways. Our physicians are highly skilled in all aspects of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.” Services have been expanded in our clinics, hospitals whereby patient satisfaction and safety remain a priority, as well as in our school systems within the community through the TGMC Community Sports Institute where a culture of education, prevention, and care has been well integrated. Ms. People also stated, “It is very rewarding that this recognition came directly from the voice of our patients whom we treasure tremendously as we deliver care close to home. We appreciate their trust in our team of professionals and will continue re-invest in the needs of our region.”
One recent investment that has added great value to orthopedic services is the new state-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Caring MR Suite® Imaging Area which enhances the quality of the patient experience by providing clearer images, better patient comfort, noise reduction, larger open feel, and patient choice of color scheme, music, and video content. This state-of-the-art imaging system particularly benefits those who need procedures including MR angiography, neurological/brain imaging, spine studies, orthopedic studies, and abdominal imaging. TGMC’s high-definition technology improves imaging speed and quality. Other orthopedic advancements within recent years include a Hanna table which is a table specifically for anterior hip surgery, new instruments for microdisectomy.
The 2016 America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics are hospitals that provide comprehensive orthopedics services, indicating a minimal number of arthroscopy, joint replacements and spine surgery services, as well as offering onsite MRI and physical therapy. These full service hospitals are then judged based on their results through the Hospital Consumer Assessment for Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey for patient recommendations and post-operative recovery instructions, measures that are very important to women when choosing a hospital for their family.
Hospitals could be disqualified for surgical complications and infections; however, with this award, it is evident TGMC remains in the top 5% in this area. Data made available by CMS is utilized in a method that is totally objective and uniform. No subjective considerations were used to determine the award winners.
“Being treated with the proper level of care impacts one’s health, well-being, and healing so it is critical for women to know those hospitals that have demonstrated the highest level of quality care for their patients, with a special focus on the needs and preferences of women,” says Delia Passi, CEO and Founder of the Women’s Choice Award.
Women make most of healthcare decisions for their families and to be chosen by women is an extra seal of approval.
For more information on the 2016 America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics visit womenschoiceaward.com
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