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North Oaks Medical Center Ranked Among Louisiana's Top Hospitals in Louisiana Life Magazine

[HAMMOND, La.]—North Oaks Medical Center of Hammond is recognized as one of state’s top hospitals in the July/August issue of Louisiana Life magazine.

Louisiana Life used reports, based on patient self-reported experiences, to rank the state’s top hospitals by locality. To be included, 50 percent or more of the patients queried by Medicare had to rate the hospital as a 9 or 10 overall.

“The opinions of our patients about their experience at North Oaks are of tremendous importance to our team,” asserts James E. Cathey Jr., President/Chief Executive Officer of North Oaks Health System. “We are proud to be counted among Louisiana’s Top Hospitals and of our commitment to excellence in patient experiences and quality care.”In addition to great patient experience ratings, North Oaks also enjoys:
  • Composite scores that equal or exceed state and national averages for the quality of care given to heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgery patients
  • Successful quality initiatives focused on stroke care and the prevention of infections and hospital-acquired conditions.
North Oaks Medical Center is a facility of North Oaks Health System, the largest full-service, community-based hospital organization on the Northshore now celebrating 52 years of service.

To view the full top hospital article on-line, visit the Louisiana Life magazine website at To learn more about North Oaks Health System facilities and services, contact the North Oaks Communications Department at (985) 230-6647 or (225) 686-4885.