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Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge Hospital of the Year

Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge Hospital of the Year

BATON ROUGE – Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge has been named the 2022 Hospital of the Year in the 61-160 beds category by Louisiana State Nurses Association and Louisiana Nurse Foundation.

The award recognizes a hospital that demonstrates recognition of professional nursing and innovation in leadership within the past year in the described licensed bed categories.

“We are honored to again receive Hospital of the Year,” said Chuck Daigle, chief executive officer, Ochsner Baton Rouge. “Winning in 2020 and again in 2022 really speaks to the care, compassion, quality and safety of our entire hospital team. These have been the most challenging years of our lives, and to be recognized as the best hospital in the state twice over a three-year period is a testament to the great group here at Ochsner Baton Rouge.”

Award criteria included:

  • Innovation through nursing leadership and management within the hospital,
  • Specific examples of organizational initiatives supportive of nursing practice,
  • Evidence of RN decision making and participation in management decisions,
  • Examples of recognition of RN achievements within the organization, and
  • Recognition of support for nursing participation in professional/community nursing organizations.

“Nurses are the frontline caregivers at any hospital, and I’m extremely proud to receive this acknowledgement from LSNA,” stated Dianne Teal, chief nursing officer, Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge. “We always put patients first and that is the driving force behind our quality, safety, and patient engagement.”

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About Ochsner Baton Rouge

Greater Baton Rouge is home to Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge, a full-service, 150-bed hospital and 13 Health Centers across Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston and Tangipahoa Parishes – including Ochsner Cancer Center – Baton Rouge. Over 2,300 employees serve patients in the Greater Baton Rouge area, including more than 250 physicians and Advanced Practice Providers whose collective dedication to patient care is recognized for quality excellence by Becker’s Hospital Review, Healthgrades, Truven Health Analytics and Leapfrog. Ochsner Baton Rouge is part of Ochsner Health, Louisiana’s largest non-profit healthcare delivery system committed to inspiring healthier lives and stronger communities by preventing diseases, providing patient-centered care that is accessible, affordable, convenient and effective, and building partnerships with innovative organizations that share our vision. In 2021, Ochsner Health treated more than 1 million people from every state and 75 countries, providing the latest medical breakthroughs and therapies, including digital medicine for chronic conditions and telehealth specialty services. Ochsner's team of more than 36,000 employees and 4,600 providers in Louisiana and the Gulf South are working to reinvent the future of health and wellness in the region and beyond through its cutting-edge Connected Health digital medicine program. To learn more about Ochsner Baton Rouge, please visit our website and follow us on Facebook.