Woman's Hospital Named One of America’s Best-In-State Hospitals 2024

Woman’s has been named one of America’s Best-In-State Hospitals 2024 by Newsweek. Woman’s is the only specialty hospital in Louisiana to receive this recognition.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by Newsweek as one of the best hospitals in Louisiana. Earning this award reinforces our team’s commitment to providing exceptional care to our patients, their families and to the communities that we serve,” said Rene Ragas, president and CEO of Woman’s Hospital.

Presented annually, Newsweek’s America’s Best-In-State Hospitals 2024 ranking was created to identify the top hospitals at the state level. Hospitals from all US states were eligible for the ranking and included in the nationwide survey. Four data sources were used for the evaluation:

  • Nationwide Online Survey: Over 10,000 medical professionals (doctors, hospital managers and healthcare workers) were asked to recommend the best hospitals (in and out of state) based on their expertise.
  • Quality Metrics Data: Data from Medicare and Medicare Services available for Mortality, Safety, Readmission, Experience, and Timely & Effective Care was considered.
  • Patient Experience: Cleanliness of the hospitals and quietness, communication of the nurses/doctors and staff responsiveness, care transition, medicine communication, and discharge information was considered.
  • PROMs Implementation Survey: To account for the increasing importance of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs), hospitals which participated in the voluntary PROMs Implementation survey received a PROMs implementation score.

View the full list of America’s Best-In-State Hospitals 2024 award winners.

About Woman’s Hospital

Woman’s is a specialty hospital for women and infants located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Since opening in 1968, it has welcomed more than 375,000 babies, making it one of the largest delivery services in the country and the largest in Louisiana. Additionally, Woman’s operates a level III-S neonatal intensive care unit; this designation allows them to care for infants who are extremely premature, are critically ill or require surgical intervention. The hospital is also recognized for its expertise in mammography as well as breast and gynecologic cancer care. As a private, nonprofit organization, all funds are reinvested into the hospital to continue Woman’s mission to improve the health of women and infants through the latest technology, a highly qualified staff and critical community programs and services.