Awards/Recognition

Newsweek World’s Best Hospitals 2022
Quality is essential to us at Willis-Knighton and to you. That’s why we were pleased to learn that Newsweek ranked Willis-Knighton the best hospital in Louisiana in its selection of World’s Best Hospitals 2022. There are 6,000 hospitals in the U.S. and only eight in Louisiana were included. Willis-Knighton was the highest ranked in Louisiana and the only North Louisiana hospital to make the Newsweek list. Willis-Knighton Medical Center comprises four award-winning hospitals: Willis-Knighton Medical Center-North, Willis-Knighton South, WK Pierremont Health Center and WK Bossier Health Center.

Data sources used for the rating included recommendations from peers, patient experience and medical key performance indicators like quality of care, hygiene measures and patient safety.

U.S. News & World Report High-Performing Procedures and Conditions
U.S. News & World Report rates Willis-Knighton Medical Center as high performing in 11 adult procedures and conditions.

  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Heart Attack
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney Failure
  • Stroke
  • Knee Replacement
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" - Willis-Knighton Heart & Vascular Institute
Willis-Knighton Medical Center was recognized by the American College of Cardiology in the "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report as one of the top health systems in the United States for providing top quality care to heart patients in 2021. Willis-Knighton was one of only 87 health systems nationwide to be included.

Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR)
Respiratory care at Willis-Knighton was awarded this designation from the American Association for Respiratory Care. Only 10% of hospitals in the United States received this award.

Willis-Knighton Medical Center is a Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

Willis-Knighton Medical Center is Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

Forbes 2021 America’s Best-in-State Employers Louisiana
Independent surveys by Forbes and Statista Inc. assessed companies employing at least 500 people according to their atmosphere and development, company image, working conditions, salaries and wages, and diversity. Willis-Knighton has received this state-level award two consecutive years.