Willis-Knighton Medical Center Makes Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals List

Apr 13, 2022

Willis-Knighton Medical Center has been named one of the best hospitals in the United States by Newsweek magazine in its annual “World’s Best Hospitals” rankings. There are more than 6,000 hospitals in the United States and Willis-Knighton was among 420 of those hospitals that earned the distinction.

The award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., a world-leading marketing research and consumer data company. Three data sources are used for the evaluation, including hospital recommendations from peers, patient experience and medical key performance indicators, including patient safety, hygiene measures and quality of treatment. Hospitals in 27 countries were ranked.

Willis-Knighton is the only North Louisiana hospital to make the Newsweek list.

“I am proud of the outstanding efforts of our staff, both on the front lines and behind the scenes, who provide quality compassionate care to our community,” said Jaf Fielder, Willis-Knighton president and CEO. “We are proud that an independent organization like Newsweek has ranked us so highly on their Worlds’ Best Hospitals list for the fourth consecutive year.”

Hospitals with at least 100 inpatient beds were evaluated. Countries were primarily selected based on standard of living, life expectancy, population size, number of hospitals and data availability.

Hospitals were selected for the list based on recommendations from physicians and health care professionals; patient survey results; and key medical performance indicators, including data on quality of care, hygiene measures and patient safety. 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 2022, visit https://www.newsweek.com/worlds-best-hospitals-2022/united-states