Baton Rouge, La. – Today, Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced honors
in cardiology, pneumonia and patient safety from a top online healthcare resource.
BRG was recognized as a five-star recipient for treatment of heart failure
and pneumonia, and is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2016 Patient Safety
Excellence Award™ that places BRG among the top 5 percent of hospitals
in the nation for patient safety. This is the second year in a row that
BRG received the 5-star rating for both heart failure and pneumonia. 2016
is the first year for the patient safety excellence award.
"We are incredibly proud of this accomplishment and how it reflects
the tireless efforts and devotion of our team. However, we won’t
be completely satisfied until we achieve perfection," said Dr. Kenny
Cole, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer. "We remain perpetually
committed to zero preventable harm on our journey to build a culture of
safety and continuous improvement."
Healthgrades is an independent, nationally-recognized healthcare rating
service that releases an annual report on national hospital quality outcomes.
The report highlights how well 4,500 hospitals nationwide performed for
31 of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures, such as stroke
and heart attack. Recognizing the top-performing hospitals based on quality
performance and outcomes for patients, Healthgrades’ report on hospital
quality helps consumers make informed healthcare decisions.
Healthgrades ratings are different from other types of quality analyses
in that they use objective data to evaluate hospitals solely on clinical
outcomes. Specifically, Healthgrades rates hospitals based on their performance
on risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications for 31 of the
most common conditions and procedures. See the full Healthgrades hospital
quality outcomes report and check out the new quality information on hospitals
in the U.S. at
About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital
with 590 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in
the capital city, Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has
provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare
for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge
General serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine,
and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing,
School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal
Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For
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