About Us
Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital (LSSH) is a 20-bed physician-owned hospital built in 2004. We have eight operating rooms and three procedure rooms that accommodate 8,000 total cases annually. Since opening our doors, we have established a strong reputation and presence in the Acadiana community by exceeding patients' expectations for treatment, comfort, safety, and cost. Our patient satisfaction rates are outstanding, consistently reaching 98% and higher.
Because we are a physician-owned hospital, our doctors have much more direct involvement with every aspect of care that is provided. By closely coordinating care with our nurses and support staff, our physician partners help to ensure the highest standards of care, optimal outcomes and patient safety, convenience and satisfaction.
We are proud to maintain our Joint Commission Accreditation year after year. This means that we continuously demonstrate that we provide safe, high-quality care, as determined by compliance with Joint Commission standards, National patient Safety Goals and performance measurement requirements (as applicable). The Joint Commission grants accreditation to approximately 88% of the nations hospitals on an annual basis. As an accredited organization, we are subject to unannounced surveys by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospital Organizations every 18 months.

We received the 2011 Louisiana Hospital Capstone Quality Award, presented by eQHealth Solutions, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Louisiana. Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital was presented the award for improving the quality of health care for our patients in the clinical area of surgical care.

LSSH was most recently honored by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation as "Specialty Hospital of the Year" for 2014 and previously named "Hospital of the Year" for Louisiana hospitals with twenty beds or less for four consecutive years  (2007-2010). To us, this award is about recognizing the hard work, dedication, heart and soul that our nurses, physicians and support staff put into caring for our patients. Its about striving to achieve excellence every day. But most of all, awards such as this simply mean that we are providing patients with outstanding care and nothing is more rewarding or important than that.

We work hard to provide a great working environment for our staff and our recent ranking in the "Best Places to Work in Healthcare" by Modern Healthcare Magazine for the second year in a row (2010, 2011) is a testament that we are doing a good job.  This honor recognizes outstanding employers in the healthcare industry on a national level. The survey was administered anonymously to our staff by the Best Places Group to find out how LSSH measured up in 8 core areas:
  • Leadership and planning
  • Culture and communications
  • Role satisfaction
  • Working environment
  • Relationship with supervisor
  • Training and development
  • Pay and benefits
  • Overall satisfaction

In 2011, 2012, and 2014 LSSH appeared in USA Today as one of the Top 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience by WomenCertified.  Winners were chosen for demonstrating extraordinary service in meeting the needs of women and their families.

We are proud to be one of the nation's "Best Places to Work" and we will continue to strive to provide our employees a fun and safe working environment so that they can deliver excellence in patient care, every day.




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