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Interim LSU Public Hospital Named a Top Hospital in U.S. News Media Group Metro Ranking

New Orleans U.S. News Media Group has named Interim LSU Public Hospital (ILH), in New Orleans, La., one of its top ranked hospitals in the greater New Orleans area. It recognized the ILH Ear, Nose and Throat specialty in particular for its outstanding healthcare.

Of all 40 hospitals in the New Orleans metropolitan area, ILH was ranked within the top five.

"This recognition reflects the high-quality efforts our employees put forth every day in service to our patients," said Dr. Roxane Townsend, ILH Interim CEO. "We provide excellent healthcare while we also fulfill our mission of training doctors and other healthcare professionals. We are especially proud of our Ear, Nose and Throat staff. They are the best."

The U.S. News scorecard for the ILH Ear, Nose and Throat specialty indicates a much better than expected survival rate, the highest level of nursing staff which means more nurses caring for patients, a high level of important patient services available in this specialty and at least one ICU unit staffed by a physician with subspecialty or fellowship training in the care of ICU patients.

U.S. News Media Group expanded its Best Hospitals rankings with the introduction of rankings in 52 U.S. metropolitan areas. In the metro area rankings, nationally ranked Best Hospitals are at the top because of their extraordinary expertise.

The other top hospitals in a metro area are ranked by the number of specialties in which they outperformed most hospitals nationwide.

"These are hospitals capable of providing first-rate care for the majority of patients, even for those with serious conditions or who need demanding procedures," says Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. "For most medical problems, the new Best Hospitals metro rankings can tell you which hospitals are worth considering if you live in or near a major metro area."

ILH placed third, in a tie with East Jefferson General Hospital and Touro Infirmary. Ochsner Medical Center was ranked first and Tulane University Hospital second.