East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) has once again been rated No. 1 in overall hospital care as well as patient safety in New Orleans, garnering it’s highest possible ranking, a “check plus plus” status, by the 2017 CareChex quality rating system.
“We are proud to once again be the top hospital in the region,” said Dr. Mark Peters, EJGH President and CEO. “It takes an entire team to c sustain this type of continued excellence and we have proven our team is second to none. This recognition is an acknowledgement that we are reaching our benchmarks in providing excellent and trustworthy care to the community.”
EJGH also improved its national standings in the rankings, jumping up to the No. 19 hospital in the country in overall hospital care.
The overall hospital care quality rating is measured based upon six core values made up of mortality rate, complications, patient quality, core process, patient safety and patient satisfaction. The hospital was also named No. 1 in Louisiana for cardiac care, pulmonary care, stroke care, vascular surgery and women’s health, according to the CareChex medical excellence award summary. East Jefferson General Hospital was also tabbed as the No. 1 hospital in the state in overall hospital care for patient safety for the second consecutive year, while also earning the top spot in Louisiana for overall surgical care, gastrointestinal care, general surgery, major bowel process, pulmonary care and vascular surgery in the patient safety category.
CareChex is an information service of Quantros, Inc. CareChex provides clinical, financial, and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers, and purchasers of U.S. medical care. Unlike other publicly available quality ratings, CareChex provides a composite evaluation of all components of medical quality including process of care, outcomes of care, and patient experiences.