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Lake Charles Memorial Health System Nationally Recognized for Cardiac Care

Lake Charles Memorial Health System Nationally Recognized for Cardiac Care

Lake Charles Memorial Health System has been recognized as Top 100 in the nation for Patient Safety in Cardiac Care. Our 2024 quality awards are from CareChex® —based on their comprehensive quality scoring system, which compares inpatient quality performance across general, acute and non-federal U.S. hospitals.

Lake Charles Memorial Health System’s Heart and Vascular Center is led by a team of experts, including Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgeon J. Gregory Lugo, MD, and cardiologists Ahmad Awan, MD, Edward Bergen, DO, Christopher S. Thompson, MD, Karl Duncan, MD, Kurt Duncan, MD, Clay Hammett, MD, and Kevin R. Young, MD.

With sought-after physician specialists and experienced, compassionate staff, the cardiovascular health services offered at Lake Charles Memorial Health System covers the range of heart health needs, from diagnosis to treatment to rehabilitation. Throughout the Lake Charles Memorial Health System, medical excellence is not a luxury, it’s the standard.

About Quantros CareChex®

CareChex Awards by Quantros utilizes a peer-reviewed risk-adjustment methodology to more reliably measure rates of mortality, complications and readmissions — appropriately weighting and accounting for all of the risk factors relating to a patient’s principal and secondary diagnosis, as well as other patient characteristics that may increase the probability for adverse clinical outcomes. These rankings do not include any self-reported data.

Quantros prides itself in providing the most comprehensive and objective calculation of hospital and system quality performance in the industry. Our vast datasets represent high statistical significance and do not include any self-reported or survey data. In turn, creating clearer performance differentiation across 39 clinical categories of care in Medical Excellence and Patient Safety. For access to provider quality ratings, visit