Patients Give Woman’s Hospital “Four Stars” in National Patient Survey; highest rating for full service hospital in Baton Rouge

May 05, 2015

Woman’s Hospital patients have named the facility the only four-star hospital in the city. Woman’s received the highest rating of full service Baton Rouge hospitals in a recently released Medicare patient experience survey.

The poll, conducted and compiled by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, surveyed patients of more than 3,500 nationwide hospitals about 11 areas of their experience, including communication between doctors and nurses, responsiveness of hospital staff, cleanliness and noise levels inside the hospital and if they would recommend the hospital to others.

Woman’s Hospital received four out of five stars in the survey to lead the Baton Rouge area. Woman’s rating also leads the state average of 3.2 stars and the national average of 3.3 stars.

According to survey results, Woman’s met or exceeded state and national averages with regard to patients who reported that their pain was "always" well controlled, patients who reported that they were given information about what to do during their recovery at home, patients who "strongly agree" they understood their care when they left the hospital, patients who gave their hospital a rating of 9 or 10 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) and patients who reported that they would definitely recommend the hospital.

The survey examined patient responses between July 2013 and June 2014. The complete list of hospital ratings can be found on Medicare’s Hospital Compare website.

Woman's Hospital is the only freestanding nonprofit hospital dedicated to providing comprehensive services to women and infants in Baton Rouge and the surrounding region.

Woman’s Hospital is the 17th largest women’s specialty hospital in the United States with more than 8,500 births, 44,000 mammograms and 54,000 Pap screens annually. A private, nonprofit organization, Woman’s is consistently recognized for its innovative programs that fulfill its mission to improve the health of women and infants.