The Spine Hospital of Louisiana Awarded Top Hospital for Outstanding Quality and Safety

December 7, 2021 5:23 pm

Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, The Spine Hospital of Louisiana was named a Top General Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is bestowed by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers recognized as the toughest standard-setters for health care safety and quality.

“Today’s announcement of The Spine Hospital of Louisiana receiving the Top General Hospital award from The Leapfrog Group is yet another testament to our team’s unwavering commitment to provide our patients with safe, high-quality care,” said Robert D. Blair, Chief Executive Officer. “I am honored and privileged to work alongside such an outstanding group of people who constantly demonstrate pride in their patient care.”

Over 2,200 hospitals were considered for the award. Among those, The Spine Hospital of Louisiana received a Top General Hospital distinction. A total of 149 top hospitals nationwide were selected as Top Hospitals, including:

  • 8 Top Children’s
  • 46 Top General
  • 23 Top Rural
  • 72 Top Teaching

The quality of patient care across many areas of hospital performance is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, surgery, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication and other errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.

“We are pleased to recognize The Spine Hospital of Louisiana as a Top Hospital this year,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Even with the continued strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Spine Hospital of Louisiana has demonstrated an extraordinary dedication to excellent health care in the Baton Rouge community. We congratulate the board, leadership, staff and clinicians who put their patients first.”

To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest standards for quality and patient safety. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2021 Top Hospitals, visit

About The Leapfrog Group

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information, they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

About The Spine Hospital of Louisiana at The NeuroMedical Center

The Spine Hospital of Louisiana is a five-star, physician-owned, 23 inpatient bed hospital located within The NeuroMedical Center’s neurological Campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is the South’s leading provider of spine surgery and comprehensive pain management.  The Spine Hospital is a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of compassionate, high-quality, innovative healthcare, and in partnership with The NeuroMedical Center Clinic and The NeuroMedical Rehabilitation hospital, offers patients an unparalleled level of care for the spine. More information is available at



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