Ochsner Health System Receives Healthgrades 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award

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NEW ORLEANS – Ochsner Medical Center, Ochsner Baptist and Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus have received the 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. T

he distinction places Ochsner in the top five percent for clinical performance among nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide.

From 2014-2016, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence had, on average, a 26.3 percent lower risk mortality rate (across 19 procedures and conditions where mortality is the clinical outcome) than if they were treated in hospitals that did not achieve this distinction.

During this same period, if all other hospitals as a group, performed at the level of Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence across these 19 procedures and conditions, on average 159,924 lives could potentially have been saved.

Ochsner Medical Center, Ochsner Baptist and Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus were also awarded Healthgrades 2018 designations in the following categories:

SPECIALTY EXCELLENCE

  • 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award – Clinical Excellence™
  • 2018 Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2017-2018)
  • Neurosciences Excellence Award™ for 7 Years in a Row (2012-2018)
  • 2018 Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award™ for 8 Years in a Row (2011-2018)

FIVE-STAR RATINGS

  • Five-Star Recipient for Cranial Neurosurgery in 2018
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 8 Years in a Row (2011-2018)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in 2018
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 12 Years in a Row (2007-2018)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries in 2018
  • Five-Star Recipient for Small Intestine Surgeries in 2018
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed for 10 Years in a Row (2009-2018)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 9 Years in a Row (2010-2018)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure in 2018
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 8 Years in a Row (2011-2018)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 2 Years in a Row (2017-2018)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment in 2018
  • Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures in 2018

TOP 5% AND 10% IN THE NATION

  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Neurosciences for 6 Years in a Row (2013-2018)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cranial Neurosurgery in 2018
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke for 8 Years in a Row (2011-2018)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Neurosciences for 7 Years in a Row (2012-2018)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Joint Replacement in 2018
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services in 2018
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