Ochsner Medical Center - 100 Great Hospitals in America | 2014

Ochsner Medical Center (New Orleans). Ochsner Medical Center is a 473-bed acute-care hospital with roots dating back to 1942. That's when surgeon Alton Ochsner, MD, and four colleagues opened The Ochsner Clinic, the first physician group practice in the Deep South. 

Ochsner-Medical-Center-factsToday, Ochsner Medical Center employs more than 600 physicians in 80 specialties. The hospital was recognized as one of Truven Analytics' 100 Top Hospitals in 2014; it has earned the recognition a total of four times. U.S. News & World Report also ranked the medical center, which is Magnet-designated for nursing excellence, as the top overall hospital in Louisiana. The publication placed it as one of the top 50 hospitals in the country for eight adult specialties, including cardiology, neurology and orthopedics.

The hospital has celebrated a string of milestones in the past year. In March 2013, Ochsner Medical Center became the first hospital in the South to perform in utero spina bifida correction surgery, repairing the spina bifida on a 23-week-old fetus still in his mother's uterus. In February 2013, the first completely artificial heart transplantation in the South took place at the hospital's John Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute, making Ochsner one of less than 60 sites the country certified to implant the artificial heart.

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