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Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center Named Best Hospital in Southwestern Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report

Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center Named Best Hospital in Southwestern Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report

LAFAYETTE, La. – Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center which includes Ochsner Lafayette General Surgical Hospital, Ochsner Lafayette General Orthopedic Hospital and Ochsner Cancer Center of Acadiana, named Best Hospital in Southwestern Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report to its 2023-24 Best Hospitals list.

"We are honored to be named the Best Hospital in the Region by U.S. News & World Report. This achievement reflects the unwavering commitment and tireless efforts of exceptional healthcare professionals who bring dedication and expertise to our hospitals every day. To be recognized as ‘high performing’ in eight procedures and conditions reflects the best of healthcare and a team driven by passion and purpose. It’s what sets us apart as a healthcare leader in our region,” said Al Patin, CEO, Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center. “We are humbled by the trust our communities place in us, and we remain steadfast in our mission to always deliver excellence in healthcare to those we serve.”

OLGMC 2023-2024 Best Hospital Ranking Accolades Include:

  • #1 hospital in Southwestern Louisiana
  • 8 “High Performing” Procedures and Conditions: Acute Kidney Failure; Colon Cancer Surgery; Diabetes; Heart Failure; Hip Replacement; Knee Replacement; Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma; Stroke

“Our pursuit of excellence goes beyond accolades and recognition. It is deeply rooted in our core values of putting patients first, inclusivity and compassion. These values are the driving force behind every decision we make, every treatment plan we develop, and every interaction we have with our patients and their families. Acadiana and Ochsner Lafayette General are fortunate to be supported by an exceptional team of caregivers, advanced practice providers, and physicians who share a common commitment to our patients' well-being and consistently deliver outstanding care, close to home,” said Amanda Logue, MD, regional medical director, Ochsner Lafayette General.

U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions. Of those evaluated, only 12% of hospitals earned a Best Hospitals ranking. Hospitals awarded a “Best” designation excelled at factors such as clinical outcomes, level of nursing care and patient experience.

This is the first time OLGMC has been recognized as Best Hospital in Southwestern Louisiana. As part of the annual review, Ochsner hospitals received more than 30 additional accolades from U.S. News.

Ochsner Medical Center - New Orleans (OMC), inclusive of Ochsner Medical Center- West Bank and Ochsner Baptist, has been named by U.S. News & World Report to its 2023-2024 Best Hospitals, marking the 12th consecutive year ranked as the Best Hospital in Louisiana. Additionally, OMC is the #1 hospital in the New Orleans metro area. Ochsner is also home to Louisiana’s top hospital for kids – Ochsner Hospital for Children.

OMC’s 2023-2024 Best Hospital Ranking Accolades Include:

  • #1 hospital in Louisiana and New Orleans Metro Area
  • The Nation’s Top Specialties: Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialty ranked in the nation’s top 50 at number 42. Three specialties ranked in the nation’s top 10 percent: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Neurology & Neurosurgery and Pulmonology & Lung Surgery.
  • 15 “High Performing” Procedures and Conditions: Aortic Valve Surgery; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Colon Cancer Surgery; Diabetes; Heart Attack; Heart Failure; Hip Replacement; Kidney Failure; Knee Replacement; Leukemia Lymphoma & Myeloma; Lung Cancer Surgery; Pneumonia; Prostate Cancer Surgery; Stroke; Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Additionally, the following facilities within the health system received “High Performing” Procedure and Condition Awards this year by U.S. News:

  • Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center
  • Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge
  • Ochsner Medical Center – Kenner
  • Ochsner Medical Center – North Shore
  • Slidell Memorial Hospital
  • St. Bernard Parish Hospital

“For 34 years, U.S. News has provided data-informed rankings to help patients and their doctors find the best hospital to treat their illness or condition,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News.

In June, U.S. News named Ochsner Hospital for Children as Louisiana’s Top Children’s Hospital. Two pediatric specialties – Pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery and Pediatric Orthopedics – were also named as top national programs. U.S. News has recognized Ochsner Hospital for Children as a national healthcare leader since 2017.

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About Ochsner Lafayette General
Ochsner Lafayette General has more than 5,500 employees and serves 220,000 patients per year. The organization includes Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC), Ochsner Lafayette General Orthopedic Hospital, Ochsner Lafayette General Surgical Hospital, Ochsner St. Martin Hospital, Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics UHC), Ochsner Acadia General Hospital, Ochsner Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital, Ochsner American Legion Hospital and a number of clinics, urgent cares and professional centers. Ochsner LGMC is the only Level II Trauma Center in Southwest Louisiana. Both Ochsner LGMC and Ochsner UHC are major teaching hospitals, providing graduate medical education across many disciplines. To learn more, visit

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