Our Lady of the Lake Named to Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Recognized for High Performance in Orthopedics Services 07/16/2013
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center has again been named a leader among healthcare institutions as a Best Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. Ranked among the best hospitals in Louisiana, Our Lady of the Lake was also recognized high performance in Orthopedics services. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals report recognizes hospitals across the nation that excel in treating the most challenging patients.
“We are pleased to once again be honored as a Best Hospital in Louisiana for the third year in a row and to be recognized for clinical excellence, quality and strong performance,” said Scott Wester, president and CEO of Our Lady of the Lake. “Earning this distinction for our orthopedics service and maintaining our high overall hospital ranking is a testament to our mission of providing excellent patient care. Today we celebrate our physicians and staff and thank them for their continued dedication to advancing healthcare in our region.”
U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients where to go for a higher level of medical care. The rankings methodology weighs objective care-related measures and outcomes such as patient survival and safety data, nursing care, advanced technology, credentialing and reputation among other factors.
“I am joined by hundreds of physicians practicing at OLOL that can attest to the confidence in knowing our patients are receiving outstanding clinical care and quality experiences,” said Dr. David M. Pope, Chief of Staff for Our Lady of the Lake. The complete rankings and methodology are available at usnews.com/best-hospitals and will be published in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook, available on August 27.
About Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Our Lady of the Lake is a not-for-profit 700-bed medical center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with more than 6,000 employees committed to building a healthy community through excellence in patient care and education. A part of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Our Lady of the Lake includes a Regional Medical Center, dedicated Children’s Hospital, 300-provider Physician Group network of primary care, pediatricians, and specialists, and free-standing emergency room in Livingston Parish. Consistently awarded for compassionate care, clinical expertise, leading edge technology and innovation, Our Lady of the Lake is accredited by the Joint Commission, designated as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence, named the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in Baton Rouge for 14 consecutive years and is ranked as a Best Hospital by U.S. News and World Report. Our Lady of the Lake is a primary teaching site for graduate medical education programs and is recognized in the areas of trauma and emergency care, stroke, heart & vascular, cancer care and minimally-invasive procedures and more. For more information, visit www.ololrmc.com.