Willis-Knighton Medical Center Makes Newsweek’s List of ‘World’s Best’

Per a News Release from Willis-Knighton Health System on May 31st, 2019:

Willis-Knighton Medical Center has been named one of the top hospitals in the world and the 200th best hospital in the United States in a list compiled for the first time by Newsweek magazine, in collaboration with Statista Inc., a global marketing research and consumer data company. The only other Louisiana hospital to make the weekly magazine’s World’s Best Hospitals 2019 list is Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans.

“To be included on Newsweek’s Best Hospitals 2019 list is a testament to the incredible work our physicians, nurses and staff do every day,” says James K. Elrod, president and CEO of Willis-Knighton.  “We continue to strive for excellence and provide the highest quality medical care for the people we serve. This national and international recognition validates our dedication and commitment to excellence and innovation.”

Only 250 hospitals in the U.S. were included among the world’s best. Hospitals with at least 100 inpatient beds were evaluated in 11 countries: United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Switzerland, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Australia and Israel. Countries were primarily selected based on standard of living, life expectancy, population size, number of hospitals and data availability. The report divided the rankings by nation.

Hospitals were selected for the list based on recommendations from physicians and health care professionals; patient survey results; and key medical performance indicators, including data on quality of care, hygiene measures and patient safety. While the report cites Willis-Knighton Medical Center, the award covers all Willis-Knighton hospitals since they are operated as a single entity with multiple locations and statistical data for all is reported under that name.

For more information on Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2019, visit www.newsweek.com/best-hospitals-2019/united-states.

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Julia LeFort

Julia LeFort joined RSHV News 1 in May 2019 following her graduation from Florida College with a Bachelor's Degree in May 2019. She has been working as an editor in Florida for the past two years and previously graduated from Benton High School. Currently she is working as the content manager and a contributing reporter to RSHV News 1, while also attending graduate school online through LSU's School of Library and Information Science. Julia is excited to be back in Northwest Louisiana, which she considers home. You can contact Julia at jlefort@rshv.news.

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