BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - According to Becker's Hospital Review, Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge is the only hospital in Louisiana to make the cut for the 2016 "100 Great Community Hospitals" list.
A community hospital is defined as one with fewer than 550 beds and a minimal number of teaching programs. This is according to Becker's Hospital Review.
"We take great pride in serving the communities throughout our region. Our physicians and staff believe in providing comprehensive, high quality healthcare every day to our patients. We are especially proud of this distinction because it speaks to our commitment to this mission," said Eric McMillen, CEO of Ochsner Medical Center.
Hospitals were selected for this distinction based on awards and rankings from organizations such as iVantage Health Analytics, Healthgrades, American Nurses Credentialing Center, and others. Organizations cannot pay to be included on this list.
For a complete list of the winners of the 2016 "100 Great Community Hospitals," click here.
Ochsner Medical Center has also received several other awards in 2016, including:
- #1 in the state for medical excellence CareChex ranking
- Louisiana’s only Top Hospitals® in the nation by Truven Health Analytics™
- One of two hospitals in Baton Rouge to achieve the Healthgrades 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award™
- Earned an “A” grade in Patient Safety by the Leapfrog Graoup for the last two rating periods
For more information about Ochsner Medical Center, visit www.ochsner.org/batonrouge.