Like schools and governments, it can be difficult to know the best way to rank hospitals. There are a whole host of factors that go into determining whether a hospital is functioning well or not, from the talent of the doctors to the bedside manner of the nurses. HealthGrove.com offers a system of ranking that takes into account over 10 factors, including the hospitals rating on other websites as well as patient satisfaction. We took their system into account with U.S. News and World Report to create this article. Now that the much anticipated University Medical Center is open in New Orleans, everyone will be watching close to see how they come in the rankings.
Have you ever been a patient at one of these hospitals? Is there one that you prefer? Do you have any interesting stories to share? Let us know in the comments below!
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Kezia Kamenetz is a native to southern Louisiana and lives in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans currently. When not writing about all the amazing things to be found in her state, her central passion is dreams and the wisdom they can offer, which you can learn more about by visiting KeziaVida.com