The Spine Hospital of Louisiana Earns State’s Top Hospital Honor

March 19, 2019 3:05 pm

Crowned Hospital of the Year (<60 beds) by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation for the 4th time in 5 years

The Spine Hospital of Louisiana at The NeuroMedical Center, the Gulf South’s leader in spine surgery and comprehensive pain management is thrilled to announce it has been named 2019 Hospital of the Year (60 beds or fewer) by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation (LNF). This marks the 4th time in 5 years (2015, 2016, 2018, & 2019) that The Spine Hospital has earned this prestigious award for demonstrating excellence in nursing and patient care.  Spine Hospital nurses and administrators accepted the award at the 18th Annual Louisiana Nurses Foundation Nightingale Awards Gala held at the Hilton Capitol Center in downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday, March 16th, 2019.

The Spine Hospital of Louisiana, rated a 5-star hospital in Patient Satisfaction by federal HCAHPS (quality) scores, credits a FOURTH Hospital of the Year honor in five years to a phenomenal group of nurses who remain committed to providing the highest standard of care for patients and their families.


“Exceptional care begins with exceptional nurses, and we are overjoyed to be able to, once again, formally recognize an outstanding team of RNs who consistently put our patients first,” said Kim Pettijohn, MSN, RN, CNOR, Chief Nursing Officer of The Spine Hospital of Louisiana. “Spine Hospital nurses are fully invested in delivering the highest level of quality, safety, and patient care, and our whole organization is better because of our nurses’ unwavering dedication to excellence.”

“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.  “Spine Hospital nurses continually contribute to the high standards that our patients and families have come to expect when they enter our doors.  We are proud to celebrate this nursing honor with our staff, our patients, and all of Louisiana.”

2019 LNF Nightingale Award Winners in all categories were selected by a panel of judges from outside Louisiana.  The Spine Hospital of Louisiana congratulates all 2019 Nightingale Award nominees and winners.

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