Awards and Honors

Our mission reminds us that we are inspired by St. Francis to be a healing ministry for all God’s people. It is inspiring to know that many others recognize the excellence we strive to bring to every patient at every encounter.

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center

Woman’s Choice – Our Lady of the Lake was selected for the 2013 Women’s Choice Award for being voted one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by women for a second consecutive year.

Becker’s Hospital Review – Our Lady of the Lake was named to the list of "100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs" by Becker’s Hospital Review.

Consumer Choice Award – In 2013, for the 15th consecutive year, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center was selected by the National Research Corporation as the Consumer Choice Award winner for the hospital with the highest overall quality and image in the Baton Rouge metropolitan area.

Joint Commission Accreditation – Achieving accreditation from The Joint Commission recognizes that OLOL complies with the highest national standards for safety and quality of care and is committed to continually improving care. This was previously earned in 2010.

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association – Recognized for excellence and quality in stroke care with the Get With the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. 

Top Ranked by U.S. News & World Report – Nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the past three years as a number one hospital in the Baton Rouge Metro Area. This was also earned in 2012

Best Hospital in Region – Recognized by Comparion as one of America's Top Quality Hospitals based on best performance in various measures of quality relating to process of care, outcomes, and patient satisfaction.

Hospital of the Year – Louisiana State Nurses Association Award earned by OLOL in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2008 for hospitals over 100 beds.

American College of Surgeons – Designated as the region’s only Level 2 Trauma Center, ensuring the best possible care for seriously injured patients.

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education – OLOL was selected by the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers to participate in National Initiative IV for utilizing medical education to improve the quality of patient care.

American College of Cardiology Foundation – Received the Platinum Performance Achievement Award that recognizes OLOL’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients.

Chest Pain Accreditation – The OLOL Heart Center has earned Chest Pain Accreditation, Cycle IV, which is the highest cycle awarded. OLOL is the only hospital in south Louisiana to achieve this designation. This was also earned in 2009.

National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Centers Program – OLOL is one of only 30 U.S. cancer centers selected to work with the National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Centers Program in 2013, 2010 and 2009.

Center of Blue Distinction for Cardiac Care – recognition form Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana for excellence in cardiovascular care. This was also earned in 2009.

Lung Cancer Alliance – OLOL’s Cancer Center, in partnership with Mary Bird Perkins, was designated as Center of Excellence for Lung Cancer Screening.

St. Francis Medical Center

US News & World Report - St. Francis Medical Center was ranked #4 in the State of Louisiana as a Best Hospital, recognized as a Best Hospital in Northeast Louisiana, and recognized as high performing in three specialties: Orthopedics, Nephrology and Neurology/Neurosurgery.

Louisiana's Top Hospitals by Louisiana Life Magazine - Organizations that are recognized are evaluated based on their proven effectiveness, sustainability, innovation, integrated processes and tracked results.

COLA Accredited (College of Labs) - St. Francis Healthy Kids Clinic

American College of Radiology (ACR) Certified received for ultrasound, CT, MRI, and nuclear medicine – St. Francis Medical Center-Downtown, St. Francis Medical Center – North and St. Francis Community Health Center.

Fit-Friendly Organization - recognized by American Heart Association (AHA) as an employer that goes above and beyond when it comes to team members' health by creating a culture of physical activity in the workplace. This includes providing walking programs for staff complete with walking routes and tracking tools.

American Diabetes Association (ADA) Recognized Facility - The St. Francis Diabetes & Nutrition Center at the St. Francis Community Health Center meets certain standards of care required by ADA for this recognition. All clinical staff members are Certified Diabetes Educators.

College of American Pathologists Accredited - The Respiratory Care Arterial Blood Gas Labs at both the North and Downtown campuses of St. Francis Medical Center, as well as Clinical Labs at all three campuses of St. Francis (North, Downtown and CHC).

American Association of Blood Banks Accredited - St. Francis Blood Bank at St. Francis Medical Center Downtown.

Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center

Joint Commission and American Stroke Association – Recognized as a Primary Stroke Center of Excellence. This was previously earned in 2008.

Joint Commission – Recognized for achieving Advanced Certification for Joint Replacement.

Level III Louisiana Performance Excellence Award – This is the highest recognition given by the Louisiana Quality Foundation. Lourdes was awarded this for outstanding results in leadership, strategic planning, process management, measurement analysis and customer and workforce focus. This award was also earned in 2011.

Press Ganey – Lourdes earned the Guardian of Excellence Award by reaching the 95th percentile for patient satisfaction, employee and physician engagement or clinical quality performance.

Consumer Choice Award – In 2013 Our Lady of Lourdes was selected by the National Research Corporation as the Consumer Choice Award winner for the hospital with the highest overall quality and image in the Lafayette area.

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association – For the fourth consecutive year (2010-2013), the AHA recognized Lourdes with its Stroke Guidelines Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award for adopting nationally accepted standards of care.

St. Elizabeth Hospital

Joint Commission Accreditation – Achieving accreditation from The Joint Commission recognizes that St. Elizabeth complies with the highest national standards for safety and quality of care and is committed to continually improving care.

Truven Healthcare – Healthcare Advantage Award for Excellence in Performance Efficiency    

Louisiana Quality Foundation – Louisiana Performance Excellence Award, Level III for achieving quality excellence. Was previously honored in 2011.

Morehead Associates – For achieving the 99th Percentile for team member satisfaction.

Press Ganey – St. Elizabeth earned the Guardian of Excellence Award by reaching the 95th percentile for patient satisfaction, employee and physician engagement or clinical quality performance.
   
American Academy of Respiratory Care – St. Elizabeth’s Asthma Education Program was the only program in Louisiana and only one of four in the country to be certified for Asthma Self-Management Education (ASME).

American Board of Registered Electro-diagnostic Technologists – Received accreditation for the Neurology Lab. St. Elizabeth’s was the only lab in Louisiana to achieve this certification.

Heart Hospital of Lafayette

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association – Recognized Lourdes with its Stroke Guidelines Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award for adopting nationally accepted standards of care. This was previously earned in 2009 and 2012.

NRC Picker – Lourdes earned the Path to Excellence Award (No. 1 in Nation). The award recognizes hospitals that are identified by patients for high quality care. Also awarded to Lourdes in 2010.