Navigation Links
Ochsner Medical Center, Only Louisiana Hospital Listed in 'America's Best' by U.S. News
Date:7/16/2009

NEW ORLEANS, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Ochsner Medical Center is the only Louisiana hospital to be ranked as one of the 50 "Best Hospitals in America" in Heart & Heart Surgery, Urology, and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) in U.S. News & World Report's 2009-10 publication.

"This is an honor for Ochsner; the physicians and medical staff who strive to provide the best medical care," says Warner Thomas, President and Chief Operating Officer for Ochsner Health System. "Furthermore, it is promising news for Louisiana residents as the state struggles to come to terms with healthcare reform. Knowing that nationally-recognized care is close to home, Louisiana residents don't need to leave the state in order to meet their medical needs."

"When the stakes are high, you want the best care you can get for someone close to you," said Avery Comarow, U.S. News & World Report health rankings editor. "These are hospitals that are used to getting the sickest patients."

Despite a recent damaging report on Louisiana's cardiac care,* Dr. Chris White, Ochsner Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, says, "This report affirms that the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute is one of the nation's 'best in class' for heart and vascular therapy. U.S. News' ranking reflects the top one-percent of all hospitals nationally; it's commercially unbiased and is a comprehensive representation of hospitals with quality care and physician staff, academic prominence, and cutting-edge technology."

Now in its 20th year, the "America's Best Hospitals" guide is the most extensive hospital ranking to-date, evaluating 16 specialties: cancer; diabetes & endocrine disorders; digestive disorders; ENT; geriatric care; gynecology; heart and heart surgery; kidney disorders; neurology and neurosurgery; ophthalmology; orthopedics; psychiatry; rehabilitation; respiratory disorders; rheumatology; and urology. Rankings are predominantly driven by hard data: reputation, death rate, patient safety, and care-related factors such as nursing and patient services.

Urology (ranked 40th): In 2005, Ochsner's Urology Department implemented the evolutionary robotics system, daVinci, improving patient recovery times with less pain. "In four short years, Ochsner has grown into an international leader in robotics surgery, specifically robotic prostectomies and partial nephrectomies, with an extremely low complication rate," says Dr. Richard Vanlangendonck, Jr., Ochsner Director of Laparoscopy and Minimally Invasive Urology.

ENT (ranked 45th): "Ochsner's ENT recognition is attributed to our large patient volume which represents a strong mix of both common ENT diseases and complex cases, such as cochlear implants and head and neck cancers," explains Dr. Ronald Amedee, Ochsner Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology. "The ENT team at Ochsner is privileged to provide quality patient care in an extremely safe hospital environment as evidenced by our low morbidity and mortality rates."

Heart & Heart Surgery (ranked 48th): Having a leading hospital in cardiovascular care in an unbiased, nationally recognized survey is significant for Gulf South residents. "One of America's most prominent health concerns is heart disease. Our superior patient outcomes are a direct result of the collaboration between our superb cardiology and cardiothoracic surgical groups," explains Dr. Gene Parrino, Ochsner Section Head of Thoracic, Cardiovascular and Cardiothoracic Surgery.

* 2009, The American Heart Association Journal, Circulation, ranked Louisiana hospitals among the lowest in the country, with deaths in about 25 percent of patients admitted for heart attack or failure.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Ochsner Medical Center
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Ochsner 1st in Louisiana to use Robotics in Living-Donor Kidney Transplant for Faster Recovery
2. Ochsner Introduces Literacy Program to Promote Healthy Minds
3. Ochsner and Australia Partner for Long-Term Solution to Physician Shortages
4. Ochsner Baptist Opens ER and Clara Wing
5. Ochsner Health System, Surgical Information Systems Partner to Rebuild New Orleans Healthcare Infrastructure
6. Video: Ochsner Medical Center Drives Mobile P.E. Class to New Orleans Schools in Fight Against Child Obesity
7. Ochsner Health System Partners with DocuSys for Presurgical Care, AIMS and Medication Management Technology
8. St. Alexius Medical Center Named to Americas Best Hospitals Rankings
9. PLC Medical Systems Announces Publication of Care Study Update
10. In Colorado, Commercial Medical and Pharmacy Benefit Enrollment Down at State Level
11. Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT Signs Agreement to Purchase 16 Building Medical Office Portfolio
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... The National Association of Chain ... in Puerto Rico. Radio messages set to debut on Monday, May 9, and ... about ways to protect themselves and their unborn children from the effects of ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... DrugDev President and CEO Ibraheem ... pharmaceutical industry conducts clinical trials. This month Ibs was named No. 20 on The ... he was honored as a Tech Disruptor by the Philadelphia Business Journal. , Stephanie ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 06, 2016 , ... ... Bluvault's Integration Service, their latest implementation service offering for global clients of Coupa ... Appterra ). , Bluvault’s Integration Service is a key component in the ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... 06, 2016 , ... From May 4 to 6, EarQ and ... opportunity to learn more about Signia’s technology and the successful business and marketing techniques ... priority to see practices succeed in this highly competitive industry,” said Ed Keller, president ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... Multiple award winning plumbing ... operated for over 35 years. Maintaining core values of exceptional customer service, quality work ... made them a leading name in San Diego plumbing, and other services including heating ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/6/2016)... , May 6, 2016  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ... of Directors declared a fiscal year 2016 third quarter ... percent increase over the amount paid a year ago. ... record as of the close of business on June 10, ...    Hill-Rom is a leading global medical technology ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... Ltd. today reported initial promising results in animal trials of its Zika vaccine candidates. ... ... ... ... Pubmed. The analysis identified the highest gene Replikin Counts in Zika history back to ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... , First quarter 2016 adjusted diluted earnings per share ... , First quarter reported diluted (GAAP) loss per share ... revises 2016 financial guidance; now expects 2016 revenues to range ... non-GAAP earnings per share to range from $4.50 to $4.80 ... and manufacturing facility restructuring , Company expands ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: