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
Joint Commission – Our Lady of the Lake was recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. The award recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions.

ICU Design Citation Award –The design of the intensive care units (ICUs) of the Heeart & Vascular Institute was recognized by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the American Institute of Architects Academy on Architecture for Health). The award is for the most innovative and humanitarian a patient-centered design in the United States.

Pediatric Residency Accreditation – The Pediatric Residency Program earned Accreditation with Commendation by the American College of Graduate Medical Education for “demonstrating substantial compliance with the ACGME’s program and quality standards.

Top Ranked by U.S. News & World Report – Nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the past four years as ranked among the best hospitals in Louisiana and as a top-performer in Baton Rouge. The annual listing recognizes hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients

Improved Patient Care through Medical Education – Our Lady of the Lake was selected as one of 32 teaching hospitals to participate in this national initiative.

Consumer Choice Award – In 2014, for the 16th consecutive year, Our Lady of the Lake 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.

CareChex (Comparion) – Recognized as Top 100 in nation and #1 in Louisiana for medical excellence in GI hemorrhage and stroke care, Top 10 percent in nation and state and #1 in market for neurosurgery, stroke care, GI hemorrhage and vascular surgery; Top 100 in nation and #1 in Louisiana for patient safety in vascular surgery and neurosurgery.

Magnet Designation – For the second consecutive time, Our Lady of the Lake was awarded Magnet® status for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credential Center’s Magnet Recognition Program®. Only the top eight percent of hospitals achieve Magnet status.

Bariatric Center Accreditation – Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center has received full accreditation as a comprehensive bariatric facility by the new Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).

Consumer Reports’ Best Hospital – Our Lady of the Lake was named as one of the 12 best academic medical centers in the U.S. for reducing unnecessary hospital readmissions by patients.

Department of Health and Hospitals’ Wellspot – Our Lady of the Lake and Our Lady of the Lake College received WellSpot designation by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. A WellSpot is a place, space or organization that has implemented voluntary changes to make healthy living easier for Louisiana citizens.

Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency Gold Award – Received the Gold Recognition, the highest level achievable, for outstanding voluntary efforts to promote organ donation, by LOPA and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.

 
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.