CareChex® Names Ochsner #1 in Baton Rouge, Top 10% in Nation for Hospital & Surgical Care

CareChex®, a division of COMPARION, has named Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge number one in Baton Rouge for medical excellence in 11 specialties, including Overall Hospital Care, Overall Surgical Care, Cardiac Care, Orthopedic Care and Gastrointestinal Care. Additionally, Ochsner was named number one in Louisiana for Major Cardiac Surgery and Coronary Bypass Surgery as well as in the top ten percent in the nation for Overall Hospital Care, Overall Surgical Care and Neurological Care.

CareChex, Ochsner

The Overall Hospital Care and Overall Surgical Care categories comprise ratings of all1 inpatient medical conditions and surgical procedures treated and performed by full-service hospitals, such as cancer care, cardiac surgery and spinal surgery.

Utilizing extensive clinical data from the Hospital Quality Alliance and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CareChex® provides a comprehensive evaluation of all components of medical quality including:

  • Process of care - measures specific processes that should be followed during heart attack and heart failure, pneumonia, outpatient procedures, surgical care and preventive care, among others.
  • Outcomes of care – measures mortality and complication rates, inpatient quality indicators and patient safety indicators
  • Patient satisfaction – measures overall hospital ratings, doctor and nurse communication, hospital environment, and staff responsiveness, among others.

CareChex® provides these findings to consumers, providers and purchasers of U.S. medical care, including many Fortune 500 companies.

“CareChex® allows the public to make informed decisions regarding the quality of medical care provided by hospitals,” said Dr. Thane Forthman, President and CEO, CareChex® a division of Comparion. “We are pleased to acknowledge that Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge has achieved an exceptionally high level of performance across all components of medical quality. Ochsner’s performance is a benchmark that other hospitals should seek to emulate.”

Dr. Robert Hart, Ochsner

“The CareChex® rankings highlight Ochsner’s commitment to the highest quality patient care,” said Dr. Robert Hart, Regional Medical Director, Ochsner Baton Rouge. “Every day our physicians and clinical teams strive to provide the best possible care to result in the best possible outcomes for our patients.”

Eric McMillen, Baton Rouge

“We are honored to have so many programs named among the best in the city, state and country,” said Eric McMillen, CEO of Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge. “It is a testament to the hard work of each and every member of our team who is relentlessly focused on quality and exceptional care.”

CareChex® is a division of Comparion® Medical Analytics – one of the nation’s largest privately-held healthcare information service companies. CareChex® provides clinical, financial and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers and purchasers of U.S. medical care. Unlike other publicly available hospital quality ratings, CareChex® provides a composite evaluation of all components of medical quality including process of care, outcomes of care and patient experiences. 

1These categories do not include data from Pancreas Transplants and Other Heart Assist System Transplants.

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