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Quality Recognitions

LaPQC Louisiana Birth Ready Designation

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women received the Louisiana Birth Ready Designation from the Louisiana Perinatal Quality Collaborative (LaPQC). The designation recognizes the skillful work, continuous improvement, and implementation of best practices evaluated by the LaPQC.

Hospitals receiving Birth Ready Designation undergo a rigorous application and review process by the LaPQC. To achieve a Birth Ready Designation, Memorial Hospital for Women met five areas of requirement: participation in collaborative learning; health disparity and patient partnership; policies and procedures; structures and education; and outcome and process measures.

National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women is designated a Gold Safe Sleep Champion by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program. It is the highest designation offered by the program. Memorial for Women is the first Safe Sleep Champion Certified logoinfant safe sleep certified hospital in Louisiana.

Memorial for Women has demonstrated a commitment to community leadership for best practices and education on infant safe sleep through the development of a hospital policy, staff training, parent education, implementing a wearable blanket program, providing a safe sleep space to at risk families and a pledge to participate in ongoing audits and community outreach programs.

39-Week Initiative Recognition

As further commitment to healthy pregnancies and deliveries, Memorial for Women is recognized by the March of Dimes and Louisiana Hospital Association for the work it has done in eliminating unnecessary early deliveries. The hospital has eliminated all early elective deliveries before the 39th week of pregnancy since 2015.

The GIFT Breastfeeding Designation

Should you decide to breastfeed, our nurses are specially trained to enhance the breastfeeding experience while promoting the healthiest beginning for each baby. Memorial for Women holds Louisiana’s highest breastfeeding quality designation: The GIFT. This designation is awarded to birthing facilities in Louisiana that comply with the internationally recognized Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding of the WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.

American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (AIMIS)

Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women is designated a Center of Excellence forAIMIS logo minimally invasive surgeries by the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (AIMIS). Memorial for Women has held this designation since 2013.

A hospital or surgical center can be recognized as a Center of Excellence once it has combined efforts with an accredited AIMIS surgeon and meets AMIS standards. Memorial for Women exceeds the national average for open versus minimally invasive hysterectomies.

AIMIS is the nation's pre-eminent educator of minimally invasive surgical techniques. The organization teaches minimally invasive methods, and also supports graduates and members with opportunities to find marketing support, consulting services and strategies to help them grow and strengthen their practices. AIMIS also provides resources for patients, corporate partners and physician members and affiliates to help foster progress throughout the medical profession.