Ochsner Nationally Ranked in Three Specialties  and Named #1 in LA by U.S. News & World Report

Ochsner Medical Center, Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus and Ochsner Baptist* have once again been ranked among the best hospitals in the country in three medical specialties, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2018-19 Best Hospitals rankings.

Only 68 hospitals in the country ranked nationally in three or more specialties of the 12 data-driven specialties included in the list, and Ochsner is the only hospital ranked in the top 50 in three or more specialties within Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas. This is the 18th time since 1996 that Ochsner has been recognized among the Best Hospitals in America.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 29th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 158 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.

Ochsner Medical Center, Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus and Ochsner Baptist are:

  • Nationally ranked #24 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (2-way tie)
  • Nationally ranked #25 in Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Nationally ranked #38 in Neurology & Neurosurgery (2-way tie)

In addition, the Ochsner hospitals received High Performing rankings in several categories, which means each met a standard of performance nearly as demanding as that of the national rankings.

Ochsner Medical Center, Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus and Ochsner Baptist are:

  • High Performing in Cancer
  • High Performing in Geriatrics
  • High Performing in Nephrology
  • High Performing in Orthopedics
  • High Performing in Pulmonology
  • High Performing in Urology

In addition, Ochsner Medical Center (in conjunction with Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus and Ochsner Baptist) was ranked #1 in Louisiana and #1 in the New Orleans metro area as well as being recognized among the Best Hospitals in Southeastern Louisiana.

Earlier this year, Ochsner Hospital for Children was ranked among the top 2018-19 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings for pediatric gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The only children’s hospital in Louisiana and Mississippi to be recognized, Ochsner Hospital for Children has one of the most comprehensive pediatric programs from Houston, Texas to Atlanta, GA.

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

For more information about the 2018-19 rankings, please visit our FAQ. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2019” guidebook, available for pre-order now from the U.S. News Online Store and for purchase at other bookstores in late September. For more information, visit Best Hospitals and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.

**Ochsner’s quality metrics include data from both Ochsner Medical Center, Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank Campus and Ochsner Baptist – a Campus of Ochsner Medical Center.

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