Baton Rouge General Only BR Hospital Named Top Performer on Quality by Joint Commission


Baton Rouge, La. --- Baton Rouge General Medical Center was the only Baton Rouge area hospital recognized as one of the nation’s 

Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™ by The Joint Commission, the leading, independent non-profit accreditor of healthcare organizations in the U.S. Top Performers have achieved exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. Baton Rouge General is recognized for its achievement on quality measure sets in the areas of Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care.

Among only 620 hospitals nationwide to earn the distinction of Top Performer for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance, Baton Rouge General is in the top 18 percent of Joint Commission accredited hospitals reporting core measure performance data for 2011. 

“We are honored to be nationally recognized for providing top quality care to our community. This recognition is yet another reflection of the commitment of every Baton Rouge General team member to  the highest standards of clinical excellence and exceptional patient care,” comments Bill Holman, President & CEO, Baton Rouge General Medical Center.

The Top Performers ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2011 calendar year. Top-performing hospitals met two 95 percent performance thresholds. First, they achieved performance of 95 percent or above on the composite score that includes all the accountability measures for which data were reported to The Joint Commission for calendar year 2011. Second, recognized hospitals met or exceeded a 95 percent performance target for each and every accountability measure for which they reported data.

The complete list of Top Performers for 2012 was published in the Joint Commission’s “Improving America's Hospitals” annual report released today. View the complete list of 2012 Top Performers at  

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital, with 544 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. 

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

About the Joint Commission

An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.