BRG Scores Highest Ranking in Patient Safety, Heart and Pneumonia Care

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 Healthgrades.com.

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 more information, visit BRGeneral.org, find us on Facebook atFacebook.com/BatonRougeGeneral and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.

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