Accreditations & Recognitions

Joint Commission

Lake Charles Memorial Health System is accredited by The Joint Commission on accreditation of healthcare organizations with their prestigious Gold Seal of Approval.

What does this mean? Our facility voluntarily underwent a thorough evaluation by The Joint Commission. The goal of the evaluation? To see if our facility meets The Joint Commission’s rigorous performance standards in delivering quality, safe care. By meeting these standards, our facility received The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® – an internationally recognized symbol of quality.

Any concerns about patient care may be addressed by calling Memorial's patient representative at (337) 494-3030.

The Joint Commission can also be reached by calling their toll free complaint hot line, (800) 994-6610, via e-mail, online at, by fax to the Office of Quality Monitoring at (630) 792-5636, or by mail to the Office of Quality Monitoring, Joint Commission, One Renaissance Blvd.,Oakbrook Terrace, IL, 60181.

Commision on Cancer

Lake Charles Memorial Cancer Center Earns National Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) grants Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the cancer programs. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. The CoC Accreditation:

  • Challenges cancer programs to enhance the care they provide by addressing patient-centered needs and measuring the quality of the care they deliver against national standards.
  • Provides value through improved patient outcomes across all domains of care: access and service, satisfaction and well-being, quality of care and cancer outcomes.
  • Ensures dedication to providing the best in patient-centered care.

To learn more about this excellence measure, visit the Commission on Cancer.


Lake Charles Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the top programs in the nation for Medical Excellence in interventional coronary care. The award comes from CareChex® — an information service of Quantros, Inc. CareChex is an innovative medical quality rating system designed to assist hospitals and health systems in improving the quality of inpatient care and promoting medical excellence to consumers, payers and employers.

The analysis by CareChex looks at patient safety, inpatient quality and measures of mortality, complications and readmission rates. This data ranks Lake Charles Memorial’s interventional coronary care program as the top program in the state and as one of the top 100 programs in the country.

About CareChex®

Carechex® is an information service of Quantros, Inc. CareChex provides clinical, financial, and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers, and purchasers of U.S. medical care. Unlike other publicly available quality rankings, CareChex provides a composite evaluation of all components of medical quality including process of care, outcomes of care, and patient experiences. For access to provider quality ratings, visit

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has recognized Lake Charles Memorial's GI Center for its clinical excellence, one of only seven honorees in Louisiana to receive this distinction.

The ASGE recognition means that Memorial's expert gastroenterology clinical team has demonstrated the highest standards of commitment to safety and quality by meeting the program’s rigorous evidence-based tracking of physician clinical performance, patient outcomes, training, credentialing and infection control rates. Quality measures include key components critical to high quality gastrointestinal endoscopic patient care including adenoma detection rates, cecal intubation rate, adequacy of bowel preparation, patient satisfaction surveys, and adverse event tracking. Data is extracted and analyzed for continued performance improvement and better outcomes.

To learn more about this excellence measure, visit the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy