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North Oaks Health System

Overview

What inspires people to pursue a career at North Oaks?

Our Values: Caring, Communication, Courtesy and Commitment are the foundation of everything we do at North Oaks Health System. These values not only inform how we care for the sick and injured, but also guide us as we develop our leaders, educate future health care workers, support local non-profit organizations and partner with our community to ensure the healthcare needs of our region are met.

Our Leadership: Under the direction of a 5-member volunteer Board of Commissioners, North Oaks has transformed itself from a 60-bed community hospital to a bona fide regional health system boasting a Level II Trauma Center, a 330-bed acute care hospital, a 25-bed medical rehabilitation hospital and the largest multispecialty provider clinic in the region.

Our Growth: The community that North Oaks serves is one of the fastest-growing regions in the state of Louisiana. As a Hospital Service District, all excess revenues are reinvested to expand the services we offer. The Board and senior leadership advocate innovative thinking and investment in technologies and programs that allow North Oaks to deliver the highest quality care.

Awards

North Oaks Health System is Nationally Recognized for QualityYou can be confident in the expertise and care that North Oaks provides. These awards demonstrate our commitment to excellence and to our community.

Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence AwardSM Winners

North Oaks Outpatient Diagnostic Services and North Oaks Physician Group
North Oaks Outpatient Diagnostic Services and North Oaks Physician Group have received this honor for the second consecutive year. This prestigious award recognizes top-performing facilities that have consistently achieved the 95th percentile in patient satisfaction and maintained it for the 1-year reporting period.

Fewer than 5 percent of all Press Ganey clients reach this threshold. Press Ganey partners with 10,000+ health care facilities—including more than one half of all U.S. hospitals—to measure and improve the patient experience.

Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval™

North Oaks Medical Center, Rehabilitation Hospital and Hospice
Accredited for Health Care Quality and Safety

Top Performer Award–Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation
North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital

Achieving better patient outcomes than 90 percent of 830 similar facilities nationwide has earned North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital recognition as a 2016 Top Performer from the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR) for the fifth time and third consecutive year. The hospital also earned the Top Performer Award in 2015, 2014, 2011 and 2009.

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital
North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital is the only CARF-accredited Rehabilitation facility within a 7-parish radius, and it is home to one of five CARF-Certified Stroke Specialty Programs in Louisiana.

American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management

North Oaks Diabetes Education Program

The American Diabetes Association recognizes this education service as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

North Oaks Medical Center Women & Children’s Services

North Oaks Medical Center has been designated a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. The Blue Distinction Centers for Maternity Care program evaluates hospitals on several quality measures, including the percentage of newborns that fall into the category of early elective delivery, an ongoing concern in the medical community.

Louisiana Department of Health – Office of Public Health – Bureau of Family Health

North Oaks Medical Center Women & Children’s Services

North Oaks Medical Center was recognized by the Louisiana Department of Health for achieving the state’s highest breastfeeding quality designation, The GIFT. This achievement demonstrates our team’s commitment to offering quality, patient-centered care and highlights how North Oaks goes the extra mile to help give mothers and babies a healthy start, as well as assures that we are fully supporting mothers who choose to breastfeed.

Additional Accreditations

In addition to the above awards and accreditations, departments within North Oaks Health System have been accredited and/or certified by numerous groups:

North Oaks Department of Laboratories - Accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks and the College of American Pathologists and certified by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement AmendmentsNorth Oaks Diagnostic Imaging - Accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories in Peripheral Arterial, Extracranial Cerebrovascular, and Venous Testing and certified in Digital Mammography by the American College of Radiology and FDANorth Oaks Dietetic Internship Program – Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and DieteticsNorth Oaks Heart Health Services – Accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories and The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary RehabilitationNorth Oaks Pulmonology Rehabilitation – Accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary RehabilitationSchool of Radiologic Technology – Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic TechnologyNorth Oaks Respiratory Care – Accredited by the College of American Pathologists Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation of Vascular LaboratoriesNorth Oaks Sleep Disorders Center – Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

 

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