U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Willis-Knighton Medical Center as a High Performing Hospital

Jul 26, 2022

Willis-Knighton Medical Center (which includes North, South, Bossier, Pierremont and Rehabilitation locations) has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2022-23 by U.S. News & World Report. It is the highest performing hospital in northwest Louisiana and was ranked second in the state.

The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their 7th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and elective procedures. These ratings extend the U.S. News mission of providing consumers with patient decision support beyond the Best Hospitals rankings, which are geared toward complex specialty care.

Willis-Knighton Medical Center earned a “High Performing” rating for 14 adult procedures and conditions: aortic valve surgery, back surgery (spinal fusion), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, kidney failure, knee replacement, pneumonia, stroke and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).  This was awarded 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.

“We appreciate this confirmation yet again of the diligent and conscientious work of our doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and support staff,” said Jaf Fielder, Willis-Knighton president and CEO. “We continually strive for excellence in all our services as we provide the latest technology and innovation to the people of this region. Our consistent performance is a reflection of our unwavering commitment to providing the very best care to the people we serve.”

For the 2022-23 ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 13 medical procedures and seven chronic conditions. Fewer than half of all hospitals received any high-performing rating, and only four earned this rating in all 20 procedures and conditions.

The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology based entirely on objective measures of quality such as level of nursing care, patient experience, survival rates other care-related indicators.

The Procedures & Conditions ratings were produced by U.S. News analysts.

For more information about the 2022-23 rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2023” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469999), available for order from the U.S. News Online Store.  

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About Willis-Knighton Medical Center

Willis-Knighton Health System is a not-for-profit health system and the largest healthcare provider in northwest Louisiana. Willis-Knighton features three acute care hospitals in Shreveport and one in Bossier City as well as a rehabilitation institute with physical and behavioral rehabilitation services. The health system also includes an extended care center, a skilled nursing center, five wellness centers and a master-planned community for senior adults with independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing. Willis-Knighton’s physician network is composed of more than 400 health providers. They are part of the health system’s more than 7,200 full- and part-time employees, making Willis-Knighton the region’s largest private employer. 

About U.S. News & World Report

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