Celebrating 90 years of service
 

Awards and Recognition

Being our best earns us the trust and loyalty of our community. Our mission is about people – the same mission that inspired our Franciscan Sisters who came to Louisiana more than 100 years ago.
 
We're humbled by the recognition we receive, and pleased to share our most recent accomplishments as we look to another 100 years of service.
 
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2014
Hospital of the Year - Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center was named Hospital of the Year for the fifth time by the Louisiana State Nurses Association and Louisiana Nurses Foundation in the large hospital category.
 
2013
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
 
CareChex 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. Number 1 in Market for gastrointestinal, stroke, cancer, interventional carotid, pneumonia and bowel care; and neurological, vascular and spinal surgery,
 
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.
 
2012
Thomas Reuters’ Top 100 Hospitals – For the second straight year, the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System achieved this ranking for publically reporting quality data including morality, complications, core measures, length of stay, and patient satisfaction.
 
U.S. News & World Report – OLOL’s nurse anesthesia program was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 100 programs in the U.S.
 
American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer – OLOL and Mary Bird Perkins earned the Outstanding Achievement Award following accreditation surveys.
 
Joint Commission and American Stroke Association – Recognized as a Primary Stroke Center of Excellence.
 
Women’s Choice Award – In 2012 and 2013, Our Lady of the Lake Regional received the 2013 Women’s Choice Award for being voted one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by Women. This was previously earned in 2011.
 
NICHE: Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders – Recognized by the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University for excellence in nursing.
 
HMR Gold Standard Awards — OLOL’s Lake Weight Solutions Program has earned five gold standard awards for performance excellence and patient care given annually to the top five programs in the nation.
 
Campus Compact – This group recognized several students from Our Lady of the Lake College with its Newman Civic Fellows Award.
 
Louisiana Nurses Foundation and the Louisiana Nurses Association – Honored several OLOL nurses with Nightingale Awards.
 
2011
Level III Louisiana Performance Excellence Award – This is the highest recognition given by the Louisiana Quality Foundation. OLOL earned this for outstanding results in leadership, strategic planning, process management, measurement analysis and customer and workforce focus. This awarded was awarded previously in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
 
Gold Bear Designation – Given to OLOL Children’s Hospital by the Louisiana Children’s Governor’s Council in recognition of our pediatric emergency department’s dedication to excellent care of sick or injured infants and children.
 
Diabetes Center of Recognition – From the American Diabetes Association
 
Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence — Awarded by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the world’s largest center of excellence program for bariatric surgery. OLOL is one of only 431 facilities in the nation to earn this honor. This was also earned in 2010.
 
Top Ranked by U.S. News & World Report – Nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report for its Head and Neck Program.
 
eQHealth Solutions Gold Level Quality Award – Recognized for successfully implementing quality initiatives and improving patient care for heart attacks, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. This is the second time (2009) that OLOL won this award.
 
American College of Surgeons – OLOL and Mary Bird Perkins earned three-year accreditation with commendation for its Integrated Cancer Program.
 
National Cancer Institute – OLOL and Mary Bird Perkins competed its fourth year as a member of the NCI’s Community Cancer Centers Program.
 
Carnegie Foundation recognized Our Lady of the Lake College as a “community engaged campus,” one of five percent of all colleges in the country.
 
President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll – Our Lady of the Lake College earned this designation for helping students by providing financial aid. This honor was also earned in 2009.
 
American Heart Association and American Stroke Association – Recognized OLOL with its Stroke Guidelines Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award for adopting nationally accepted standards of care.
 
American Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation – OLOL earned certification for its Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab programs for enhancing its quality standards for the care of heart patients.
 
2010
Magnet Designation – Awarded for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credential Center’s Magnet Recognition Program®. Only five percent of hospitals achieve Magnet status.
 
Center of Blue Distinction for Knee and Hip Replacement – From Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana.
 
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Our Lady of the Lake College was reaffirmed for 10 years as a Level III institution.