Baton Rouge General Earns Five-Star Ratings for Heart Failure and Stroke from Healthgrades


Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General was recognized as a five-star recipient for treatment of heart failure and stroke in 2014 by Healthgrades, an independent, nationally-recognized healthcare rating service, in this week’s release of Healthgrades report on national hospital quality outcomes. The report highlights how well 4,500 hospitals nationwide performed for 31 of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures, such as stroke and heart attack. Recognizing the top-performing hospitals based on quality performance and outcomes for patients, Healthgrades’ report on hospital quality helps consumers make informed healthcare decisions. Baton Rouge General was also a five-star recipient for treatment of sepsis in 2014 and treatment of respiratory failure for 10 years in a row (2005-2014).

“This recognition by Healthgrades is a reflection of the steadfast commitment of our heart and vascular team, as well as every Baton Rouge General team member, to the highest standards for clinical quality and safety for our patients,” said Evelyn Hayes, MD, Interim President and CEO, Baton Rouge General. “In every aspect of patient care, Baton Rouge General is raising the bar when it comes to implementing the most highly reliable best practices to provide the safest, quality care – demonstrated by this most recent honor as well as receiving Baton Rouge’s only Joint Commission ‘Top Performer’ hospital rating.”

Healthgrades ratings are different from other types of quality analyses in that they use objective data to evaluate hospitals solely on clinical outcomes. Specifically, Healthgrades rates hospitals based on their performance on risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures. See the full Healthgrades hospital quality outcomes report and check out the new quality information on hospitals in the U.S. at

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital, with 527 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in Baton Rouge, opening its doors in 1900, Baton Rouge General has a long history of groundbreaking milestones, as well as providing the Greater Baton Rouge community with high quality healthcare for generations. From our birth center to senior services, and state-of-the-art heart and cancer care, Baton Rouge General provides care for the whole family at every age and every stage of life. 

Baton Rouge General is affiliated with and also serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition to serving as a satellite campus for Tulane medical students in the LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Discovery) Academy program, Baton Rouge General also offers a Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, School of Nursing and School of Radiologic Technology. Baton Rouge General, an accredited teaching hospital since 1991, is committed to exceptional medical education and serves a diverse population that is representative of the types of patients, injuries, illnesses and healthcare needs most frequently seen by physicians in private practice. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.