The Spine Hospital of Louisiana Crowned Hospital of the Year by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation
The Spine Hospital of Louisiana at The NeuroMedical Center, the Gulf Coast’s leader in laser, minimally-invasive, and complex spine surgery has been named 2018 Hospital of the Year (<60 beds) by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation (LNF), recognizing excellence in all aspects of patient care and outstanding contributions to the delivery of healthcare statewide. This prestigious award was accepted by The Spine Hospital of Louisiana physicians, nurses, and administrators at the 17th Annual Louisiana Nurses Foundation Nightingale Awards Gala held at Baton Rouge’s Renaissance Hotel, Saturday, March 3, 2018.
The Spine Hospital of Louisiana, rated a 5-star hospital by the federal government based on HCAHPS (quality) scores, credits its THIRD Hospital of the Year honor in four years (2015, 2016, & 2018) to an unwavering commitment by its clinical teams, particularly an elite group of nurses, to provide the highest standard of care for patients and their families.
“What an outstanding team of nursing professionals we have at The Spine Hospital”, said Kim Pettijohn, MSN, RN, CNOR, Chief Nursing Officer of The Spine Hospital of Louisiana. “Our nurses are truly elite and special and are highly supported by all of our physicians and hospital management.”
“What an honor it is to be a part of this genuine, extraordinary team. I am so very proud of our nursing staff and leadership, for consistently meeting the high expectations of our patients with the delivery of top notch quality care and sincere compassion,” said Robert D. Blair, Chief Executive Officer of The Spine Hospital of Louisiana. “Many thanks to LNF for hosting such a wonderful event and recognizing our state’s exceptional nurses and facilities.”
The Spine Hospital of Louisiana congratulates all 2018 Nightingale Award nominees and winners.
About The Louisiana Nurses Foundation
The Louisiana Nurses Foundation (LNF), a subsidiary of the Louisiana State Nurses Association (LSNA), focuses on the fundraising, support of educational activities and efforts to recognize nursing accomplishments throughout Louisiana. In support of the mission and goals of LSNA, the LNF strives to improve the quality of health care in Louisiana by the promotion, improvement and protection of professional nursing through education, advocacy, communication, and professional integrity.