LAFAYETTE- The Emergency Department (ED) at Lafayette General has earned the ‘Silver Bear' designation from the Governor's Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Council.
"Our goal is to always provide the best possible care for our patients,” said Dr. Scott Hamilton, LGMC Medical Director of Pediatric Services in the ED. "This award designates LGMC as one of the best places for children to receive emergency care.”
"As we continue on our Journey to Excellence (J2E), we are humbled to receive yet another quality patient care distinction for ‘doing the right thing every time' for all of our patients,” stated David L. Callecod, LGMC President and CEO.
"LGMC is the third hospital in the State to receive designation from the EMSC for pediatric emergency care. Hospitals must apply and meet all of the criteria in order to receive this award,” said Ryan Fogleman, Director of Medical Services in the ED, LGMC.
The ‘Silver Bear' designation recognizes Emergency Departments that meet nationally recognized criteria put together jointly by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). These are standards that emergency departments need in order to appropriately care for children, pertaining to physician training and credentials, nurse training, equipment and protocols.
The Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) is a governor appointed council charged with enhancing the EMS systems statewide to improve for children pre-hospital.