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Jefferson Parish hospitals ranked #1 in Louisiana

Two Jefferson Parish hospitals received the number one ranking for the state of Louisiana, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2013-14 Best Hospitals list. Ochsner Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank held national rankings in eight, out of 12, medical specialties. It’s an accomplishment only 37 hospitals in the country can share.

Ocshner Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center-West Bank were ranked:

  • #16 in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery
  • #21 in Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • #24 in Pulmonology
  • #24 in Cardiology and Heart Surgery
  • #31 in Orthopedics
  • #35 in Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • #42 in Geriatrics
  • #45 in Nephrology

These eight national rankings put the two medical centers at the top of the list for Louisiana, making them the only hospitals nationally ranked in the state. They are also ranked #1 in the New Orleans metro area, followed by Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner.

Ochsner has been recognized as one of the Best Hospitals in America 13 times since 1996, ranking nationally in seven or more medical specialties in the past three years.

“Ochsner is a vital asset to the Jefferson Parish and Greater New Orleans communities,” says Jerry Bologna, the executive director of the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO). “As the largest private employer in Louisiana, Ochsner drives the economy on a number of levels. Not only does it create jobs in the medical industry for our residents, but it also brings new people to our area. This ranking underscores the fact that Jefferson Parish is home to some of the best healthcare available anywhere.”

“Ochsner has been consistently named among the best hospitals in America by U.S. News and World Report,” Warner Thomas, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ochsner Health System, said in a press release. “This shows how well our Ochsner physicians and our independent physicians have worked together to build a nationally recognized, high-quality healthcare organization focused on serving our patients.”

U.S. News and World Report publishes the Best Hospitals list annually. The rankings are based on a number of criteria, including patient survival rates, patient safety data, nurse staffing, patient services, available technology, physician surveys and reputation. To see the full list of America’s Best Hospitals, click here.