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January 29, 2013

Ochsner Liver Transplant Program Named #1

CareChex, a division of The Delta Group specializing in rating the quality of hospital and physician care, has named the Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute number one in the country for liver transplants in its 2013 Hospital ratings. This prestigious distinction recognizes Ochsner as the top hospital in the nation out of over 100 hospitals rated for liver transplants.

The CareChex Medical Quality Rating System provides a comprehensive, multi-dimensional analysis of medical quality. It incorporates multiple peer-reviewed methodologies which specifically address key components of the quality of inpatient care. The methods for the clinical category of Liver Transplant encompass the following quality measures:

• Patient Safety Indicators
• Mortality Rates
• Complication Rates

Ochsner’s comprehensive team consists of transplant surgeons, physicians and support specialists who have performed more than 4,500 liver, pancreas, kidney, heart and lung transplants. In 2012, more than 2,900 patients were referred to Ochsner as potential transplant candidates and 356 of those transplant procedures were performed.

The Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute has recently been recognized as one of only seven hospitals in the nation to receive the HealthGrades 2012 Liver Transplant Excellence Award, one of only 11 hospitals to receive the HealthGrades 2011 Kidney Transplant Excellence Award and the only pediatric heart transplant facility in Louisiana.

For more information, please visit www.ochsner.org/transplant.



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