NEW ORLEANS – Becker's Hospital Review has recognized Ochsner Medical Center – Jefferson Highway as one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America” for 2017. This is the sixth consecutive year that Ochsner Medical Center - Jefferson Highway has been recognized with this award and is the only Louisiana hospital named to this list.

According to Becker’s Hospital Review, the hospitals included on this list are renowned for excellence, home to many medical and scientific breakthroughs, provide best-in-class patient care and are stalwarts of their communities, serving as academic hubs or local mainstays.

“Being honored by Becker’s for the sixth year in a row shows the success of our innovative approach to medicine and our ability to achieve excellence in our quality of care year after year,” said Robert Wolterman, Chief Executive Officer, Ochsner Medical Center – Jefferson Highway. “Our tremendous team of physicians and staff are dedicated to the patients we serve and, because of them, patients throughout the United States and around the world choose us for their healthcare needs.”

The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team analyzed data from reputable sources including U.S. News & World Report, Truven Health Analytics' 100 Top Hospitals, HealthGrades, Magnet Recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, The Leapfrog Group and several other independent sources to establish the 2017 list. Hospitals cannot pay to be included on the list.

The full list of recognized hospitals can be read here: 100 Great Hospitals in America.

For more information, please visit Ochsner.org or call 1-866-OCHSNER.

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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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