Patients’ picks of Area Hospitals

COMPILED BY MORGAN PACKARD

Here is our attempt to identify the best local hospitals, at least from the patients’ perspective.

There is only one source for patient evaluation of hospitals, and that’s Medicare. Using the agency’s data, we compiled a list of those hospitals within the region that when more than 100 patients were surveyed received a positive response from at least 50 percent when asked if they would “definitely recommend the hospital.”

Listed here are those top-rated Louisiana hospitals within a 100-mile radius of New Orleans, excluding Baton Rouge.

St. Bernard Parish Hospital
8000 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, 826-9500, sbph.net
Acute Care Hospital
Provides Emergency Services
Patient Rating: 75%
Recommendation Percentage: 74%

Ochsner Medical Center
1516 Jefferson Highway, 842-3000,
Ochsner.org
Acute Care Hospital
Provides Emergency Services
Patient Rating: 71%
Recommendation Percentage: 74%

Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner LLC
180 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 464-8065, Ochsner.org/Locations/Kenner
Acute Care Hospital
Provides Emergency Services
Patient Rating: 65%
Recommendation Percentage: 67%

Slidell Memorial Hospital
1001 Gause Blvd., Slidell, (985) 643-2200, SlidellMemorial.com
Acute Care Hospital
Provides Emergency Services
Patient Rating: 72%
Recommendation Percentage: 74%

Touro Infirmary
1401 Foucher St., 897-7011, Touro.com
Acute Care Hospital
Provides Emergency Services
Patient Rating: 74%
Recommendation Percentage: 74%

Tulane Medical Center
1415 Tulane Ave., 988-5263, TulaneHealthCare.com
Acute Care Hospital
Provides Emergency Services
Patient Rating: 71%
Recommendation Percentage: 73%

University Medical Center
2000 Canal St., 903-3000, UMCNo.org
Acute Care Hospital
Provides Emergency Services
Patient Rating: 63%
Recommendation Percentage: 64%

New Orleans/Jefferson
East Jefferson General Hospital
4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 454-4000,
ejgh.org
Acute Care Hospital
Provides Emergency Services
Patient Rating: 69%
Recommendation Percentage: 74%

West Jefferson Medical Center
1101 Medical Center Blvd., Marrero, 347-5511, wjmc.org
Acute Care Hospital
Provides Emergency Services
Patient Rating: 73%
Recommendation Percentage: 74%

Ochsner Medical Center – Northshore, LLC
100 Medical Center Drive, Slidell, (985) 649-7070, Ochsner.org/locations/north_shore
Acute Care Hospital
Provides Emergency Services
Patient Rating: 68%
Recommendation Percentage: 69%

Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital
4608 Highway 1, Raceland, (985) 537-6841, Ochsner.org/locations/st_anne_general
Critical Access Hospital
Provides Emergency Services
Patient Rating: 75%
Recommendation Percentage: 73%

Terrebonne General Medical Center
8166 Main St., Houma, (985) 873-4141,
tgmc.com
Acute Care Hospital
Provides Emergency Services
Patient Rating: 72%
Recommendation Percentage: 71%