Awards/Designations

  • St. Francis Medical Center was designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, 2018.
  • St. Francis Medical Center received the 2018 Get With the Guidelines Stroke Silver Target: Stroke Honor Roll Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
  • St. Francis Medical Center received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2018.
  • St. Francis Medical Center received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2017.
  • St. Francis Medical Center received the 2017 Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer from severe heart attacks. 
  • St. Francis Medical Center was selected Delta Style's Best of the Delta for Best Hospital for 2016.
  • St. Francis Medical Center received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2016.
  • St. Francis Medical Center received the 2016 Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer from severe heart attacks.
  • St. Francis earned a Hospital Grade of “A” in Leapfrog’s Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Scores. The Leapfrog Group is an independent nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health system.
  • St. Francis was listed as the 4th best hospital in Louisiana by OnlyInYourState.com in an article published on October 3, 2015. The writer used information from U.S. News and World Report, as well as information from various other websites, to compile the 10 Best Hospitals in Louisiana list.
  • St. Francis Medical Center was selected Delta Style's Best of the Delta for Best Hospital for 2015.
  • St. Francis Medical Center has received the 2015 Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
  • St. Francis Medical Center was recognized as a 2015 Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association (AHA) for helping employees eat better and move more. The AHA Fit-Friendly Worksites program is a catalyst for positive change in the American workforce by helping worksites make their employees' health and well-being a priority.
  • St. Francis Medical Center is ranked #1 in Louisiana for Overall Surgical Care, according to the 2015 quality awards from CareChex, the medical quality rating service of Comparion - one of the nation's largest privately-held health care information services company. St. Francis Medical Center is also ranked as one of the Top 100 hospitals nationwide for medical excellence in Overall Surgical Care.
  • St. Francis Medical Center received full three year Chest Pain Center Accreditation with PCI from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) in November 2014.
  • St. Francis Medical Center was recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. St. Francis Medical Center was recognized as part of The Joint Commission's 2014 annual report "America's Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety," for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for Children's Asthma, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care. St. Francis Medical Center is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.
  • US News & World Report (2014 - 2015) - St. Francis Medical Center was ranked #3 in the State of Louisiana as a Best Hospital, recognized as a Best Hospital in Northeast Louisiana, and recognized as high performing in two specialties: Orthopedics, and Neurology/Neurosurgery. 
  • US News & World Report (2013 - 2014) - St. Francis Medical Center was ranked #4 in the State of Louisiana as a Best Hospital, recognized as a Best Hospital in Northeast Louisiana, and recognized as high performing in three specialties: Orthopedics, Nephrology and Neurology/Neurosurgery.
  • US News & World Report (2012 - 2013) - St. Francis Medical Center was ranked #4 in the State of Louisiana as a Best Hospital, recognized as a Best Hospital in Northeast Louisiana, and recognized as high performing in Orthopedics.
  • Named one of Louisiana's Top Hospitals by Louisiana Life Magazine two years in a row (2013, 2014)
  • St. Francis Medical Center received the 2014 Mission: Lifeline Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer from severe heart attacks.
  • St. Francis Medical Center was selected Delta Style's Best of the Delta for Best Hospital and Best Rehab for 2014.
  • Recognized as a Louisiana Safe Sleep Champion Hospital by Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals ‐ Office of Public Health ‐ Bureau of Family Health. (2014)       
  • Level II Louisiana Performance Excellence Award Recipient - The Louisiana Performance Excellence Award is organized and administered by the Louisiana Quality Foundation. Organizations that are recognized are evaluated based on their proven effectiveness, sustainability, innovation, integrated processes and tracked results.
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) Care Award - St. Francis Medical Center received this award in recognition for staffing IBCLCs and providing a lactation program that is available 5-7 days a week for breastfeeding families. In addition, the facility demonstrated that they have provided recent breastfeeding training for medical staff that care for new families, and have recently completed activities that help protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.
  • Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence - St. Francis Medical Center is recognized in partnership with P & S Surgical Hospital by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Surgical Review Corporation.
  • GIFT (Guided Infant Feeding Techniques) Certified Facility - by the Louisiana Maternal and Child Health Coalition and the Louisiana Perinatal Commission
  • Fit-Friendly Organization - recognized by American Heart Association (AHA) four years in a row as an employer that goes above and beyond when it comes to team members' health by creating a culture of physical activity in the workplace. This includes providing walking programs for staff complete with walking routes and tracking tools. (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)