Only four-star hospital in Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE, La. – In recognition for providing the region’s best outcomes and quality care for patients, Woman’s Hospital was recently awarded four stars by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) -- the only hospital in Baton Rouge above a three-star rating.
CMS star ratings are designed to provide consumers with a simple overall rating to help them choose where to receive their care. Scores include a summary of seven different areas, including effectiveness of care, patient experience and timeliness of care.
“Here at Woman’s Hospital, we provide exceptional care to our patients and strive to ensure they have the best possible outcomes,” said Barbara Griffith, MD, president & CEO of Woman’s Hospital. “We are so proud of our dedicated staff who continually look for ways to improve the health of our area’s women and infants.”
Woman’s also has received the Guardian of Excellence Award from Press Ganey for being a national leader in patient experience for five years in a row. These positive experiences for patients continue to impact the long-term health of those receiving care at Woman’s.
Recent initiatives at Woman’s that have led to better outcomes for patients include expanding care coordination for high-risk pregnancies, launching the pregnancy nurse navigator program to support expectant mothers, and decreasing wait times in the Assessment Center.
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