U.S. News & World Report designated St. Tammany Parish Hospital as high performing for 2019-20 in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure care.
St. Tammany Parish Hospital earned high performing ratings for COPD and CHF in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. High Performing is the highest rating U.S. News awards for those types of care. For the 2019-20 ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in nine procedures and conditions. Less than one third of hospitals received high-performing ratings.
“For 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available on nearly every hospital across the United States, we give patients, families and physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of procedures, conditions, and specialties.”
The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as risk-adjusted outcome rates, volume, quality of nursing, and other care-related indicators. The ratings were produced by U.S. News analysts.