Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center was named Hospital of the Year for the fourth time by the Louisiana State Nurses Association and Louisiana Nurses Foundation in the large hospital category. This award recognizes quality service in the nursing and healthcare industry. Our Lady of the Lake was named Hospital of the Year in 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2013.
The award was presented at the 12th annual Louisiana Awards Gala, on Saturday, February 16, along with several Nightingale awards to individual nurses. Alice Battista, RN, Director of Mission Services at Our Lady of the Lake received the prestigious title of Nurse of the Year. Leisa Kelly, APRN, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Our Lady of the Lake won Clinical Nurse Researcher of the Year. Karen Loden, RN is a retired Our Lady of the Lake nurse and was recognized as Volunteer of the Year.
“Our team at Our Lady of the Lake is dedicated to providing the best care for our patients and for our community. Being recognized as the Hospital of the year for the fourth time is a testament to our commitment to a premier experience. We are proud to have once again achieved this distinguished award,” said Scott Wester, Chief Executive Officer, OLOL.
Our Lady of the Lake is one of the largest private medical centers in Louisiana, and an academic teaching hospital for LSU, Tulane and OLOL medical residency programs. In addition to receiving the Hospital of the Year designation, OLOL has been 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 for fourteen consecutive years.