NEW ORLEANS – Ochsner Medical Center - Jefferson Highway, Ochsner Baptist Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank Campus* have been named among the 15 U.S. Major Teaching Hospitals on the 100 Top Hospitals Award® list by Truven Health Analytics® , a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.

Ochsner is the only healthcare provider in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama to have hospitals included in this list and joins other prominent institutions on the list such as Emory University Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and St. Luke’s University Hospital.

“It is an honor to be recognized as one of the 100 top hospitals in the country by Truven Health Analytics,” said Robert Wolterman, CEO, Ochsner Medical Center - Jefferson Highway. “This award shows that our commitment to providing world-class healthcare to our patients is being recognized across our industry. It serves as a testament to the work that our outstanding team of physicians and employees has done to raise the standard of care in our region.”

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals is the most comprehensive, academically-driven study of its kind. It evaluates clinical and operational performance in 11 areas, addressing: inpatient mortality; 30-day mortality rate; complications; core measures; 30-day risk-adjusted readmission rate; severity-adjusted average length of stay; mean emergency room throughput; inpatient expense per discharge; Medicare spend per beneficiary; adjusted operating profit margin; and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) score (patient rating of overall hospital performance). The study has been conducted annually since 1993.

In addition, Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge is one of only 10 hospitals in the United States representing a total of six states, and the only hospital from Texas through the Florida panhandle, to receive both the 2017 Top Hospitals Everest Award® and the 100 Top Hospitals Award® by Truven Health Analytics.

For patient appointments at any Ochsner locations, call 866-624-7637 or visit www.ochsner.org/. Online appointments can be made through the MyOchsner patient portal or by clicking Online Appointments.

For more information and a complete list of award winners, visit www.100tophospitals.com. Winners cannot and do not pay for inclusion.

*Includes data from Ochsner Medical Center – Jefferson Highway, Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus and Ochsner Baptist Medical Center.

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Ochsner Health System 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 60 health centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across three specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs more than 17,000 employees and over 1,000 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties, and conducts more than 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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