CARECHEX® NAMES OCHSNER #1 IN BATON ROUGE, TOP 10 PERCENT IN NATION FOR HOSPITAL AND SURGICAL CARE

Added on Jan 17, 2014 | Filed Under: Press Release

NEW ORLEANS – 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.

The Overall Hospital Care and Overall Surgical Care categories comprise ratings of all [1] 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.”

“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.”

“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.”

Following is a complete list of Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge’s many notable 2014 CareChex® medical excellence awards:

Top 10% in Nation
Overall Hospital Care
Overall Surgical Care
Coronary Bypass Surgery
Gastrointestinal Care
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
Neurological Care
Orthopedic Care

Top 10% in State
Cancer Care
Cardiac Care
Major Cardiac Surgery (#1 in State)
Coronary Bypass Surgery (#1 in State)
Gastrointestinal Care
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
General Surgery
Heart Attack Treatment
Neurological Care
Orthopedic Care
Pneumonia Care
Stroke Care

#1 in Baton Rouge Market
Overall Hospital Care
Overall Surgical Care
Cardiac Care
Major Cardiac Surgery
Coronary Bypass Surgery
Gastrointestinal Care
General Surgery
Hip Fracture Repair
Interventional Coronary Care
Orthopedic Care
Major Orthopedic Surgery

For more information, please visit ochsner.org/carechexbr or carechex.com.

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Ochsner’s Baton Rouge services include ten local health centers and Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge, a full service acute care hospital located at I-12 and O’Neal Lane.  Ochsner employs more than 1,000 locally, including nearly 100 physicians. Ochsner Baton Rouge is a part of Ochsner Health System, southeast Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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. 

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

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