Notable Awards & Recognition

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

  • Baton Rouge’s only “A”-rated full-service hospital for patient safety two years in a row - Leapfrog Group’s 2012, 2013 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

  • 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) recipient by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

  • 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

  • Created the first comprehensive cancer center treatment program in the region certified by the American College of Surgeon's 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 2012-2013

  • Region's first and only Seniors ER dedicated to the unique needs of seniors

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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