Baton Rouge General Ranked U.S. News and World Report Best Hospital


Baton Rouge General was recognized as a U.S. News and World Report “Best Hospital,” as were two other local hospitals. This recent accolade is a reflection of the high caliber of clinical expertise and leading-edge healthcare in the Baton Rouge community and Baton Rouge General shares this positive recognition with its colleagues.

“As demonstrated by receiving Baton Rouge’s only Joint Commission ‘Top Performer’ hospital rating and only ‘A’ Hospital Safety Score twice by the Leapfrog Group, every member of the Baton Rouge General team is dedicated to the highest standards of quality and patient safety for our patients,” said Evelyn Hayes, MD, Interim President and CEO, Baton Rouge General. “In addition, being named a U.S. News and World Report ‘Best Hospital’ recognizes our organization-wide commitment to exceptional performance and quality care.”

In this day of healthcare rankings and ratings that vary significantly in their scoring methodology, Baton Rouge General remains steadfastly committed to raising the bar when it comes to transparency, patient safety and clinical excellence. Through the organization’s own rigorous performance improvement initiatives, which utilize Lean Six Sigma principles, Baton Rouge General is focused on implementing the most highly reliable best practices and standards to provide the safest, quality care for patients.

Published annually, the U.S. News “Best Hospital” rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. U.S. News evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties. In most specialties, it ranks the nation’s top 50 hospitals and recognizes other high-performing hospitals that provide care at nearly the level of their nationally ranked peers.