Ochsner Medical Center Named One of 50 Best Hospitals in America by Becker’s Hospital Review

Added on Feb 28, 2011 | Filed Under: General News

NEW ORLEANS - Becker's Hospital Review has named Ochsner Medical Center one of the 50 best hospitals in America. Each of the 50 organizations is recognized for putting patients' needs first and for their achievements on a variety of innovations that have helped set the bar for high-quality care.

Ochsner is recognized as one of the largest non-university based physician training centers in the nation, with more than 200 medical residents and more than 300 medical residents from affiliated programs. Its innovative achievements to improve patient care include reducing crowding by creating a protocol called qTrack to separate out the sickest patients and speed up care for the others. In addition, Ochsner was the recipient of the 2010 HealthGrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award and Kidney Transplant Excellence Award.

"This award is very important to us because it recognizes Ochsner as an institution which puts ‘patients' needs first' and ‘sets the bar for quality care,'" said Dr. Patrick Quinlan, CEO, Ochsner Health System. "These values are central to our identity and it's gratifying that a respected third party validates our national-caliber work."

The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team analyzed, scored and weighted data from outside sources on factors including patient safety, clinical outcomes and reputation. After examining these national rankings, the editorial team performed additional research and sought insight from industry sources before determining final selections. The list covers a wide spectrum, from well-known academic medical centers to less widely recognized community hospitals. Hospitals do not and cannot pay to be included on this list.

For more details, view the full list of the 50 Best Hospitals in America on beckersasc.com.


Ochsner Health System is southeast Louisiana's largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system with eight hospitals and over 38 health centers in Louisiana. Ochsner has been named the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 15 consecutive years and is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a "Best Hospital" across seven specialty categories. Ochsner employs more than 12,500 employees, over 850 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts over 300 clinical research trials annually. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Becker's Hospital Review is a bimonthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Our content is geared toward high level hospital leaders, and we work to provide valuable content, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision makers. Each issue of Becker's Hospital Review reaches more than 15,000 people, primarily acute-care hospital CEOs and CFOs.

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