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Outcomes and Honors

We are very proud to be recognized among the Top Hospitals in the nation. US News & World Report ranked Ochsner Best in the nation in 9 different specialties. And CareChex®, a division of Comparion, who ranked Ochsner # 2 in the nation for overall hospital care, in addition to other impressive rankings in several specialty areas. This recognition validates our efforts to provide an unparalleled level of care to the people of the Gulf South and beyond, while establishing a benchmark for us to measure our continued success.

We would like to celebrate and thank all physicians who serve on our medical staff, every nurse, technician, and every colleague affiliated with the Ochsner Health System for your commitment to provide the best care to every patient who comes through our doors.

Ochsner is recognized by the following industry experts:


  • Best Employers for Workers Over 50 (2011, 2013)

American Heart Association (AHA): Ochsner Medical Center West Bank Campus

  • Get With The Guidelines Gold Award

Anticoagulation Center of Excellence

Ochsner Health System has passed the Anticoagulation Forum's assessment program, and can be considered an Anticoagulation Center of Excellence. Participation in this program demonstrates Ochsner's ongoing goal to achieve the highest level of care and the best possible outcomes for our patients on antithrombotic medications.

Becker’s Hospital Review: Ochsner Medical Center

Becker's Hospital Review

  • 50 Best Hospitals in America (2011) and 100 Great Hospitals in America (2012-2014)
  • 60 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs (2011) and 100 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs (2014)
  • 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs (2013)
  • 100 Hospitals with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs (2013)
  • 100 Integrated Health Systems to Know (2013)
  • 100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know (2013)
  • 100 Hospitals With Great Women's Health Programs (2014)
  • 100 Hospitals With Great Heart Programs (2014)



CareChex®, a division of COMPARION, has recognized Ochsner Health System campuses as top 10% of hospitals in the nation. Read more about the rankings.

CityBusiness: Ochsner Health System

Best Places to Work (2005-2014)City Business Best Places to Work


The Great 100 Nurses of Louisiana Foundation: Ochsner Health System

  • Great 100 Nurses in Louisiana (2008-2013)

Health and Human Services Department: Ochsner Clinic Foundation

  • Healthcare Innovation Award (2012)

Health and Human Services Department: Ochsner Clinic Foundation

  • Healthcare Innovation Award (2012)

Healthcare IT News: Ochsner Health System

  • Where to Work: Best Hospital IT Departments: #5 of ten hospitals in the Large Hospitals category (2011)
  • 5 Best Super Hospital IT Departments (2013)


HealthgradesHealthgrades, the nation's most trusted source of health care provider information, has named Ochsner Medical Center and its West Bank Campus Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence™ for the fifth year in a row.

This prestigious distinction places Ochsner among the top five percent of U.S. hospitals for clinical outcomes – and the only hospitals in Louisiana to receive the award.


Hospitals & Health Networks: Ochsner Health System

  • Health Care’s Most Wired – seven-time winner

Joint Commission

  • Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®: Ochsner Medical Center – North Shore (2011), Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital and Chabert Medical Center (2013)
  • Accredited Gold Seal of Approval: Ochsner Medical Center, Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank, Ochsner Medical Center – Elmwood & Ochsner Clinics (2012)
  • Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification: Ochsner Medical Center (2013)

Louisiana Hospital Association: Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge

  • Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) Improvements in all 10 areas

National Research Corporation (NRC) Consumer Choice: Ochsner Health System

  • “Consumer Choice Award” Winner -- 18th consecutive year

Thompson Reuters/Truven Health Analytics

Thomson Reuters

  • Ochsner Medical Center
    • 100 Top Hospitals® and Top 15 Major Teaching Hospitals in the nation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014)
    • 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals (2011)
    • Everest Award -- one of only six hospitals in the U.S. (2011, 2012)
    • Top Quintile (20 percent): Best Performing Systems (2011)
  • Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus
    • 100 Top Hospitals® (2011, 2014)

U.S. News and World Report

US News & World ReportOchsner Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus* have again been ranked among the best hospitals in the country in nine medical specialties, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2014-15 Best Hospitals rankings. Only 36 hospitals in the country ranked nationally in nine or more specialties. The annual Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. This is the 14th time since 1996 Ochsner has been recognized among the Best Hospitals in America, and in the past four years, Ochsner has ranked nationally in seven or more medical specialties.


Individual Recognition


  • Modern Healthcare 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in U.S.: Patrick Quinlan, M.D., CEO, Ochsner Health System
  • Nobel Prize Assembly Presenter: Richard Re, MD, Ochsner Researcher and Section Head of Endocrinology


  • American Hospital Association Chairman of Section for Health Care Systems: Warner Thomas, President and COO, Ochsner Health System
  • Becker’s Hospital Review: Ochsner CEO Patrick Quinlan named one of 65 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems.


  • Becker’s Hospital Review: Ochsner CEO Patrick Quinlan named one of 100 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems and Michael Hulefeld, CEO of Ochsner Medical Center, honored as one of the “100 Leaders of Great Hospitals.”


  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2013 Founder’s Award (Section of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery): William W. Pinsky, MD, FAAP, Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Ochsner Health System
  • American Medical Group Association’s Board of Directors: Joseph E. Bisordi, MD, FACP, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Ochsner Health System
  • Becker’s Hospital Review: Ochsner Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joseph Bisordi named one of “100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know” and Scott Posecai, Executive Vice President and CFO of Ochsner Health System, honored as one of the “25 Hospitals and Health System CFOs to Know.”
  • Modern Healthcare Up & Comers: Beth Walker, Chief Operating Officer of Ochsner Medical Center


  • National Diversity Council Awards Committee "Louisiana's Most Powerful and Influential Women": Dr. Victoria Smith, Family Medicine, Ochsner Medical Center – Kenner