Baton Rouge General Named #1 in Region and Top 100 in Nation for Overall Medical Care


Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General recently earned top rankings by CareChex, referred to as the most comprehensive site for rating hospital care, with designation as:

  • #1 in the Region and Top 100 Hospital in the Nation for Overall Medical Care
  • #1 in the State and Top 100 Hospital in the Nation for Heart Failure Treatment
  • #1 in the Region for Heart Attack Treatment

CareChex provides a composite evaluation of all components of medical quality including process of care, outcomes of care and patient experiences. “Region” is defined as Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana parishes.

“Earning top rankings for overall medical care, heart failure and heart attack by CareChex reflects our physicians, caregivers and employees’ tremendous teamwork and commitment to the highest quality and safety standards for our patients,” said Mark F. Slyter, FACHE, President and CEO of Baton Rouge General. “I applaud our entire team for the exceptional clinical successes we have achieved this year and I am extremely proud to lead Baton Rouge General as we continue on a path of excellence.”

CareChex, a division of Comparion® Medical Analytics, provides clinical, financial and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers and purchasers of medical care.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is Baton Rouge’s first and only 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 at and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.