For the second consecutive year Willis-Knighton Medical Center has been named one of the top hospitals in the world and in the United States by Newsweek magazine. The list, compiled in collaboration with Statista Inc., a global marketing research and consumer data company, also ranks WKMC the No. 1 hospital in Louisiana. The only other Louisiana hospital to make the weekly magazine’s World’s Best Hospitals 2020 list is Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans.
“It is a tremendous honor to be included on Newsweek’s Best Hospitals 2020 list, a list that measures not only the quality of care we provide our patients, but the commitment of our physicians, nurses and staff to excellence and innovation,” says James K. Elrod, president and CEO of Willis-Knighton. “For the second year in a row this national and international recognition is a signal that our best is the best and our care is world class.”
Only 281 hospitals in the U.S. were included among the world’s best. Hospitals with at least 100 inpatient beds were evaluated in 21 countries: United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Thailand.
Hospitals were selected for the list based on recommendations from more than 70,000 physicians, managers and health care professionals; patient survey results; and key medical performance indicators, including data on mortality rates, patient safety, readmission rates, staffing levels, efficient use of medical imaging and effectiveness and timeliness of care. 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 2020, visit newsweek.com/best-hospitals-2020/united-states