Best Hospitals in Louisiana

Louisiana has about 240 hospitals. One is nationally ranked and five others meet standards for strong performance within the state. U.S. News also recognizes hospitals in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge metro areas.

How We Rank Hospitals

Rankings in Metro Areas

Best Hospitals by Metro Area

Baton Rouge, New Orleans

Best Hospitals by Region

Northeastern Louisiana, Northwestern Louisiana, Southeastern Louisiana, Southwestern Louisiana

State Rank Hospital No. of Specialties Nationally Ranked No. of Specialties High-Performing

Ochsner Medical Center

New Orleans, LA

Ranked #1 in New Orleans metro area

Recognized in Southeastern Louisiana

9 Nationally Ranked Specialties
3 High-Performing Specialties

Willis-Knighton Medical Center

Shreveport, LA

Recognized in Northwestern Louisiana

4 High-Performing Specialties

St. Francis Medical Center

Monroe, LA

Recognized in Northeastern Louisiana

2 High-Performing Specialties

Our Lady of Lake Regional Medical Center

Baton Rouge, LA

Recognized in Baton Rouge metro area

Recognized in Southeastern Louisiana

1 High-Performing Specialty

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St. Tammany Parish Hospital

Covington, LA

Ranked #2 in New Orleans metro area

1 High-Performing Specialty

WK Bossier Health Center

Bossier City, LA

Recognized in Northwestern Louisiana

1 High-Performing Specialty

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The Methodology & Awards

Gold — Nationally Ranked: hospitals that excel in difficult cases in one or more specialties.

Silver — High-Performing: hospitals in the tier just below nationally ranked Best Hospitals.

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