CareChex® Names Ochsner #1 In Baton Rouge In 9 Specialties, Including Overall Hospital Care

CareChex®, a division of Comparion®, has named Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge number one in Baton Rouge for medical excellence in 9 specialties, including Overall Hospital Care, Overall Surgical Care, Cardiac Care, Major Cardiac Surgery, Coronary Bypass Surgery, Gastrointestinal Care, General Surgery, Interventional Coronary Care and Pneumonia Care. Additionally, Ochsner was named number one in Louisiana for Coronary Bypass Surgery as well as in the top ten percent in the nation for 8 different specialties, including Overall Hospital Care, Overall Medical Care, Overall Surgical Care, Gastrointestinal Care, Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, Heart Failure Treatment, Neurological Care and Pneumonia Care.

CareChex, Ochsner

CareChex is an innovative medical quality rating system designed to assist hospitals and health systems in improving the quality of inpatient care and promoting medical excellence to consumers, payers, and employers. 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.

Dr. Thane Forthman, President and CEO of CareChex®, a division of Comparion® Medical Analytics stated, “Ochsner has demonstrated its ability to provide high quality care to the community it serves. To receive such awards is an outstanding accomplishment for both the physicians and hospital staff. We congratulate them on their commitment to delivering high quality, patient centered care.”

Dr. Robert Hart, Ochsner

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

Eric McMillen, Baton Rouge

“We are thrilled to have so many specialties and areas of care named among the best in Baton Rouge, the state and the nation,” said Eric McMillen, CEO of Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge. “These designations are a result of the hard work and commitment shown by our entire team to provide outstanding healthcare to each and every one of our patients.”

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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#1 in Baton Rouge

#1 in Louisiana

  • Overall Hospital Care
  • Overall Medical Care
  • Overall Surgical Care
  • Cancer Care
  • Cardiac Care
  • Major Cardiac Surgery
  • Coronary Bypass Surgery (#1 in state)
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
  • General Surgery
  • Heart Attack Treatment
  • Heart Failure Treatment
  • Gastrointestinal Care
  • Neurological Care
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Pneumonia Care

Top 10% in Nation