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Ochsner Medical Center Ranked #1 in Louisiana for the 12th Consecutive Year by U.S. News & World Report

Ochsner Health hospitals lead New Orleans metro and Southwestern Louisiana

Ochsner Medical Center Ranked #1 in Louisiana for the 12th Consecutive Year by U.S. News & World Report

NEW ORLEANS – August 1, 2023Ochsner 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 U.S. News’ top-ranked hospital for kids in Louisiana – Ochsner Hospital for Children.

As part of the annual review, Ochsner hospitals also received more than 30 additional accolades from U.S. News, including Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center (OLGMC), inclusive of Ochsner Lafayette General Surgical Hospital, Ochsner Lafayette General Orthopedic Hospital and Ochsner Cancer Center of Acadiana, ranking as the best hospital in Southwestern Louisiana. OLGMC’s recognition is a first for the hospital.

“This national recognition is earned each day across our hospitals and clinics. Our physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, therapists and support teams are the reason Ochsner has received U.S. News & World Report’s accolades for more than a decade, and we are incredibly proud to have earned the trust of the communities we serve,” said Pete November, chief executive officer, Ochsner Health. “It is our team’s dedication to delivering excellence through inclusivity, compassion and teamwork that makes Ochsner the top place for care in Louisiana.”

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

“Ochsner’s Otorhinolaryngology and Communication Sciences Department is made up of a talented team which includes surgeons, advanced practice providers, audiologists, speech therapists, residents, nurses, clinic and operating room staff who take a holistic approach to care,” said John Carter, MD, system chair, Department of Otolaryngology, Ochsner Health. “It takes an entire team to offer an exceptional level of care and outcomes that are awarded a national ranking from U.S. News & World Report. On behalf of my colleagues, it is an honor and privilege to be included among the best.”

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

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

“Our care teams across Ochsner Health are committed to putting patients first and strive daily to fulfill our vision of inspiring healthier lives and stronger communities. These efforts result in the highest levels of care close to home for our patients throughout Louisiana,” said Robert Hart, MD, chief physician executive, Ochsner Health and president, Ochsner Clinic.

“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.

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.

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 U.S. News & World Report

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About Ochsner Health

Ochsner Health is the leading not-for-profit healthcare provider in the Gulf South, delivering expert care at its 46 hospitals and more than 370 health and urgent care centers. For 12 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Ochsner as the No. 1 hospital in Louisiana. Additionally, Ochsner Children’s has been recognized as the No. 1 hospital for kids in Louisiana for three consecutive years. Ochsner inspires healthier lives and stronger communities through a combination of standard-setting expertise, quality and connection not found anywhere else in the region. In 2023, Ochsner Health cared for more than 1.5 million people from every state in the nation and 65 countries. Ochsner’s workforce includes more than 38,000 dedicated team members and over 4,700 employed and affiliated physicians. To learn more about how Ochsner empowers people to get well and stay well, visit