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Willis Knighton Medical Center Ranked Best Louisiana Hospital

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Willis Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport is ranked by Newsweek Magazine as the best hospital in all of Louisiana.

It’s not every day that a national magazine ranks your local hospital as the best in the entire state of Louisiana. But that is exactly what happened with the Willis Knighton Medical Center. The hospital is on the medical center campus at 2,600 Greenwood Road, right off Interstate-20 in Shreveport. Newsweek Magazine released its findings after working closely with Statista, Inc., a German-based online data analysis company. In a statement released to the media, Willis Knighton President and CEO Jaf Fielder wrote:

“We are honored to be recognized as the no. 1 [sic] hospital in Louisiana.” Fielder emphasized, “this prestigious recognition is a testament to the exceptional work of our doctors, nurses, and staff in delivering exceptional care to our patients every day. This validates our dedication to offering excellent patient care that has elevated the health of our communities and helped them thrive.”


The Willis Knighton Medical Center represents the lone hospital in all of North Louisiana to make the list. In the ranking process itself, the analysis measured three categories; the first comes from the recommendation from peers. Next, researchers looked at patient satisfaction. Claire Rebouche, Willis Knighton Senior Vice President of Quality and Clinical Performance explained , “the third area were [sic]hospital quality metrics. So, they looked at mortality rates and readmission rates. And based on those three areas. They scored each area, and we came out with the top score in the state.”
For more information on Newsweek’s America’s Best-in-State Hospitals 2024, visit www.newsweek.com/rankings/americas-best-state-hospitals-2024

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, and a graduate of the University of Washington, Jeff began his on-air broadcasting career 33 years ago in the Black Hills of South Dakota as a general assignment reporter.