Notable Awards & Recognition

At Baton Rouge General, we are driven by a culture of performance excellence at every level. Our reputation as a national and local quality leader is a reflection of the dedication of each and every member of our team to the highest standards of quality and safety for our patients. Importantly, recognitions and achievements demonstrate our unwavering commitment to delivering the highest quality care for our community. 

Patient Safety and Quality

  • #1 in the Region and Top 100 Hospital in the Nation for Overall Medical Care by CareChex, a division of COMPARION®

  • Only Baton Rouge hospital named one of the nation's Top Performers on Key Quality MeasuresTM by The Joint Commission for 2011 - Nationally recognized for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care

  • Only “A”-rated full-service hospital in Baton Rouge for patient safety for three years - Leapfrog Group’s 2012, 2013, 2014 rankings of hospitals nationwide
  • Only hospital in the region nationally recognized for Supply Chain Excellence by Premier healthcare alliance, 2012

Best in Heart and Vascular Care

  • #1 in the State for Heart Failure Treatment by CareChex, a division of COMPARION®

  • #1 in the Region for Heart Attack Treatment by CareChex, a division of COMPARION®
  • Ranked #7 in Louisiana for Overall Cardiac Services by HealthGrades

  • Ranked #3 in Louisiana for Cardiology Services by HealthGrades, 2012

  • 5-star rated for Treatment of Heart Failure by HealthGrades, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2007

  • 5-star rated for Acute Myocardial Infarction by HealthGrades, 2008, 2007

  • Named a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, 2009

  • One of only five hospitals in the U.S. to receive the National Premier Quality Award for Heart Bypass Surgery, 2007

  • Ranked in the top 4% of hospitals nationwide for the management of heart attacks by CareScience, 2007

  • Named a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, 2007

  • One of only five hospitals in the U.S. to receive the Premier Quality Award for CABG (2007)

  • Ranked in the top 4%of hospitals nationwide for Heart Attack (CareScience/Premier 2007)

BEST IN NEUROLOGICAL CARE

  • 5-star rated for Treatment of Stroke by Healthgrades, 2014

Best in Critical Care

  • Ranked #3 in Louisiana for Critical Care in 2012, Healthgrades

  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in Louisiana for Critical Care for 5 Years in a Row (2008-2012) (Ranked 3 in 2012), Healthgrades

  • Our Critical Care program includes: state-of-the-art Emergency Center Services, progressive Intensive Care Units and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient Surgical Services

  • 5-star award recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure by Healthgrades for 10 years in a row (2005-2014)

Comprehensive Cancer Care

  • Accreditation in radiation oncology by the American College of Radiology

  • First cancer center in the U.S. to have the latest, most advanced radiation therapy technology - ARTISTE

  • Designated a Center of Excellence for Siemens Medical International ensuring the latest treatment technology is always available to our patients

  • First comprehensive cancer center in the region certified by the American College of Surgeon's Commission on Cancer

  • 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) recipient by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
  • Our comprehensive cancer program includes inpatient, outpatient, surgical and medical oncology services, radiation therapy, rehabilitation programs, genetic screening and cancer research services

Focus on Health Information Technology

  • Named one of the "Most Wired" hospitals in the U.S. by the American Hospital Association

  • One of the nation's "Top 25 Most Connected Healthcare Facilities" by Health Imaging & IT Magazine

  • $16 million investment to create one of the most advanced healthcare IT systems in the nation. It's not just a software or equipment change; it's a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach that involves every area of the hospital

  • As a result, workflow and efficiencies improve, costs decrease, quality, patient safety and outcomes are enhanced, and patient satisfaction increases throughout all areas of the hospital

  • Our Cancer Center features All-digital, paperless environment that allows for seamless continuity throughout patient care

Breastfeeding Recognition

  • Recertified as a GIFT (Guided Infant Feeding Techniques) facility through 2013.

  • Received a Golden GIFT Breastfeeding Award recognizing our continued efforts to successfully meet GIFT criteria.

  • First hospital in the area to be GIFT-certified. GIFT-certified hospitals meet the highest standards in educating, teaching, and supporting breastfeeding before, during, and after a mother gives birth.

Highest Quality Breast Care

  • Designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology

  • Achieved accreditation from the National Accreditation for Breast Centers (NAPBC) for providing the "highest level of quality breast care."

  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Imaging Services Accredited by the American College of Radiology for Mass & Calcification Core Needle Biopsies

Senior Care Recognition

  • Designated as a Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) hospital

  • Achieved “Senior-Friendly” status from NICHE for exceptional commitment to excellence in senior care

Nursing Recognition

  • Ranked #1 out of 818 Nursing Schools nationwide for the number of graduates passing the National Commission of Licensing Exams (NCLEX) for RNs

  • Winner of Louisiana State Nurses Association's Hospital of the Year award more times than any other hospital

  • Only five-time winner of the Louisiana State Nurses Association Hospital of the Year award

  • Baton Rouge General's School of Nursing Re-Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission in 2011

Medical Education Accreditations

  • Baton Rouge General's Family Medicine Residency Program Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

  • Baton Rouge General's Internal Medicine Residency Program Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

  • Baton Rouge General's Sports Medicine Fellowship Program Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Highest Quality Comprehensive Orthopedic Care

  • Recognized as a Blue Distinction Center+ for quality and efficiency in Knee and Hip Replacement by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. 

Historical Milestones

  • Baton Rouge's first hospital (est. 1900)

  • Established the first and only Burn Treatment Center in South Louisiana and all of Mississippi

  • Opened the first Chemical Dependency Unit in the state

  • Established the first adult and pediatric Burn Treatment Center in South Louisiana and all of Mississippi

  • Performed the nation's first pacemaker implant for an infant, the Gulf South's first coronary artery bypass surgery and the area's first open-heart surgery

Historical Recognitions

  • Baton Rouge General received the 2011 Excellence in Diversity Award from the Greater Baton Rouge Society of Human Resources Management.


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