Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge was awarded an “A” in patient safety, the highest score possible, through The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grades. Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge is one of only three hospitals in the capital region to receive an A grade.

The Leapfrog Group is a national patient safety watchdog group that evaluates the safety measures in hospitals throughout the United States and assigns facilities A, B, C, D or F grades. Only 832 hospitals across the country received an ‘A’ rating.

“We are enormously proud of this recognition, because it acknowledges our relentless drive to serve patients and their families,” said Eric McMillen, CEO, Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge. “Patient safety is our highest priority, and this announcement demonstrates that we are among the nation’s leaders.”

The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts and is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. The Hospital Safety Grade includes five measures of patient-reported experience with the hospital as well as measuring two of the most common infections, C.diff and MRSA.

In addition, Ochsner Baton Rouge achieved the Healthgrades 2017 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™. This designation recognizes superior performance in hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays. Ochsner Baton Rouge ranks among the top 5% of hospitals in the nation for their excellent performance as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

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About Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge

Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge is a full service acute care hospital located at I-12 and O’Neal Lane, and includes 13 local health centers across the region, from Hammond to Iberville and Zachary to Prairieville. Ochsner Baton Rouge employs nearly 2,000 people locally, including over 170 physicians and advanced practice providers. Ochsner Baton Rouge is a part of Ochsner Health System, Louisiana’s largest non-profit healthcare delivery system. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a “Best Hospital” across four specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and 80 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs more than 18,000 employees and over 1,100 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties, and conducts over 600 clinical research studies. 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.

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