Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate.
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Ochsner Medical Center, Ochsner Baptist* and Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus** have received the 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The distinction places Ochsner in the top five percent for clinical performance among nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide.
From 2014-2016, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence had, on average, a 26.3 percent lower risk mortality rate (across 19 procedures and conditions where mortality is the clinical outcome) than if they were treated in hospitals that did not achieve this distinction. During this same period, if all other hospitals as a group, performed at the level of Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence across these 19 procedures and conditions, on average 159,924 lives could potentially have been saved.***
“We commend hospitals that have achieved Healthgrades 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, demonstrating a steadfast commitment to high quality care for their patients,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Hospitals that meet these high quality standards will continue to distinguish themselves with consumers making decisions about where to receive care.”
Ochsner Medical Center, Ochsner Baptist and Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus were also awarded Healthgrades 2018 designations in the following categories:
TOP 5% AND 10% IN THE NATION
The 250 recipients of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care. During the 2018 study period (2014-2016), these hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures —as measured by objective clinical outcomes performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).
To learn more about how Healthgrades determines Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ and view a list of the 2018 recipients, please click here. For more information on Ochsner Health System, visit www.ochsner.org.
* Ochsner Baptist – A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center
**Ochsner’s quality metrics include data from Ochsner Medical Center, Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank Campus and Ochsner Baptist – a Campus of Ochsner Medical Center.
***Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2014 through 2016 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.
About Ochsner Health System:
Ochsner Health is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 30 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 80 health centers and urgent care centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across four specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 60 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs more than 18,000 employees and over 1,200 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties, and conducts more than 700 clinical research studies. Ochsner Health is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit www.ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.