Baton Rouge General Receives Top Marks for Safety and Overall Medical Care

BRG ranked first in overall medical, heart and cancer care

Baton Rouge, La. – Today, Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced top honors in several healthcare categories from three different ratings organizations.

“Patients and physicians often tell us we offer the best care in the area, and these awards are a testament to our efforts,” said BRG President and CEO Mark Slyter. “Our team’s unwavering commitment to quality and patient safety allows us to create exceptional experiences and value to the people we serve.”

For the fourth year in a row, Baton Rouge General received an ‘A’ for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group, an independent, non-profit employer-sponsored organization. Of the 2,530 hospitals in the country that were issued a Hospital Safety Score, only 773 earned an A. Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score program reviews the outcomes and processes of more than 2,600 facilities across the country and generates a report card for each, with an A, B, C, D or F letter grade. The grade indicates the hospital’s overall outcomes in keeping patients safe from potentially preventable healthcare acquired conditions, such as infections and bedsores, as well as leadership and structures that promote patient safety.

In addition to the safety rating, BRG was also rated first in overall medical care and heart failure care in the state of Louisiana and first in cancer care in Baton Rouge by CareChex, a healthcare analytics organization that specializes in hospital and physician rankings. Additionally, Healthgrades rated BRG five stars for treatment of heart failure, pneumonia care, and respiratory failure. Healthgrades is the top online resource for information on physicians and hospitals.

“The future of healthcare includes patients having this type of information at their fingertips,” said Dr. Robert Kenney, Vice President of Medical Operations. “It’s important and reassuring to know that quality healthcare services in our community are readily available.”

Full List of Accolades:
  • ‘A’ for patient safety, Leapfrog Group
  • #1 in Overall Medical Care, CareChex
  • #1 in Cancer Care in Baton Rouge, CareChex
  • #1 in Heart Attack Treatment in Louisiana, CareChex
  • #1 in Heart Failure Treatment in Louisiana, CareChex
  • #1 in Major Neuro-Surgery in Baton Rouge, CareChex
  • #1 in Orthopedic Care in Louisiana, CareChex
  • #1 in Stroke care in Baton Rouge, CareChex
  • 5-star rated for heart failure treatment, Healthgrades
  • 5-star rated for pneumonia care, Healthgrades
  • 5-star rated for respiratory failure, Healthgrades

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, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.

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