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 2020 Hospital of the Year (60 beds or fewer) by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation (LNF). The Spine Hospital is a five-time winner of this award, previously receiving it in 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019. The hospital was selected top hospital by the state’s largest nursing organization for demonstrating excellence in nursing and patient care.
“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.”
The Spine Hospital of Louisiana, rated a 5-star hospital in Patient Experience by federal HCAHPS (quality) scores, credits a fifth Hospital of the Year honor in six years to a phenomenal group of nurses who remain committed to providing the highest standard of care for patients and their families.
“I am so very proud of our clinical staff and leadership, for their consistent delivery of top notch quality care and sincere compassion which our patients have grown to expect,” said Robert D. Blair, Chief Executive Officer of The Spine Hospital of Louisiana. “Winning this award again further demonstrates our mission of providing the TOP spine service line in the state. We are delighted to celebrate this nursing honor with our staff, our patients, and all of Louisiana.”
2020 LNF Nightingale Award Winners in all categories were selected by a panel of judges from outside Louisiana. The Spine Hospital of Louisiana congratulates all 2020 Nightingale Award nominees and winners.