Ochsner selected top hospital for patient safety

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - Ochsner Medical Center recently received the Healthgrades 2014 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

This distinction places Ochsner within the top 10 percent of all hospitals for its excellent performance in safeguarding patients from serious, potentially preventable complications during their hospital stays.

Only seven hospitals in the state of Louisiana were recognized and Ochsner’s facilities in Baton Rouge and New Orleans were two of them.

“This recognition affirms our commitment to patient safety and the highest quality patient care,” said Ochsner Medical Center CEO Eric McMillen. “I am thankful for the dedication of our talented team of physicians, nurses, medical staff and employees who put our patients first every day.”

For more information about Ochsner Baton Rouge, please visit ochsner.org/batonrouge.