Accolades & Awards


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

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

  • Get With The Guidelines SM Gold Award

Becker’s Hospital Review: Ochsner Medical Center

  • 50 Best Hospitals in America (2011) and 100 Great Hospitals in America (2012-2016)
  • 60 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs (2011) and 100 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs (2015)
  • 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)
  • 50 Great Health Systems to Know (2015)

CareChex 2015

CareChex®, a division of COMPARION, has named Ochsner Medical Center (OMC), Ochsner Baptist Medical Center, and Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus among the top 10% in the nation in 13 different specialties in its 2016 hospital rankings. Click herehere,  and here to read more about all of the rankings.

CityBusiness: Ochsner Health System

  • Best Places to Work (2005-2015)

The Great 100 Nurses of Louisiana Foundation: Ochsner Health System

  • Great 100 Nurses in Louisiana (2008-2015)

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)


Healthgrades, 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 sixth 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 the tri-state area of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi  to receive the award.

Click here for the 2015 listings and here for the  2014 listings.

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

  • 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

Ochsner Medical Center, Ochsner Baptist Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus* have again been ranked among the best hospitals in the country in six medical specialties, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2015-16 Best Hospitals rankings. Only 46 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 15th time since 1996 Ochsner has been recognized among the Best Hospitals in America.

Click here for the 2015-2016 rankings,  here for the  2014-2015.

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


  • Beckers Hospital Review: Scott Posecai and Harry Reese, Jr. named in “150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know” list
  • Beckers Hospital Review: Beth Walker, Chief Operating Officer of Ochsner Medical Center-Jefferson Highway, was named in 2015 edition of Rising Stars: 25 Healthcare Leaders Under 40
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts: Edward Frohlich, M.D.  honored for his contributions in cardiovascular medicine

Recent Accreditations


  • Australian Medical Council (AMC) Six Year Accreditation: University of Queensland School of Medicine Ochsner Clinical School
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) Accreditation: Craniofacial Team
  • Gift (Guided Infant Feeding Techniques) Facility Recertification; Golden Gift Breastfeeding Award: Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank


  • American College of Radiology (ACR) and The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)  Three-year Accreditation in Radiation Oncology: Ochsner Medical Center and Ochsner Baptist


  • National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) Level 4 Designation: Ochsner Neuroscience Institute
  • Commission on Cancer three year re-accreditation: Ochsner Cancer Institute
  • National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers three year re-accreditation: Ochsner’s Lieselotte Tansey Breast Center
  • Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Accreditation for adult autologous hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation; peripheral blood cellular therapy product collection; and cellular therapy product processing: Ochsner Medical Center
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® re-accreditation:  Ochsner Medical Center
  • Stage 6 designation of the HIMSS Analytics Clinic Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Adoption Model: Ochsner Medical Center – Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, Kenner, West Bank, North Shore and Baptist and 35 clinics
  • National Initiative IV: Achieving Mastery of CLER, sponsored by the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers (AIAMC): Ochsner Clinic Foundation


  • The Gift designation by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Office of Public Health – Bureau of Family Health: Ochsner Baptist
  •  American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence re-certification: Ochsner Medical Center

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