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Awards & Recognitions

Sleep Safe ChampionTouro is proud to be a “Safe Sleep Champion”

Touro works hard to educate new mothers and families on recommendations made by American Academy of Pediatrics in 2011 regarding Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and other sleep related infant deaths. In Louisiana, approximately 80 babies die each year from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), which is the broad medical term for sudden, unexplained deaths of infants before they reach their first birthdays.

Touro Family Birthing Center and CCPI Doctors Top NOLA Baby and Family Magazine's 2014 Family Favorite Survey

CCPI and Touro doctors were selected in the following categories:

Family Doctor: Dr. Christopher Lege*, Dr. Meredith Maxwell
OB/GYN: Dr. Janet Ross*, Dr. Rebecca Perret, Dr. Donna Waters
High Risk OB: Dr. Ann Chau*
Dermatologist: Audubon Dermatology (Dr. Sarah Jackson)

Touro is proud to be recognized for:
Best Hospital for Births: Family Birthing Center at Touro*
Favorite Hospital for Emergency Care for Children: Touro Infirmary
Favorite Parenting Class/Center: Family Birthing Center at Touro
*indicates top in category

Touro Recognized as a 2014 Gold Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association

Touro has been recognized as a gold level award recipient for recognizing the importance of a healthy workplace for employees and taking steps to create a culture of physical activity in the workplace.

Touro is committed to promoting a wellness culture by providing support to employees and implementing physical, nutritional and cultural changes. Touro’s new non-smoking policy, indoor walking trail, monthly healthy lifestyles classes and accessibility to the Touro Wellness Center give staff access to tools to stay active and healthy.

Touro Receives National Patient Experience Awards

Avatar AwardsAvatar Solutions has honored Touro Infirmary for patient experience accomplishments in 2014.

  • Exemplary Service - Most Improved - Home Health 
  • HCAHPS Most Improved - Large Hospital - Responsiveness of Hospital Staff Composite

City BusinessTouro Selected as a 2013 Best Place to Work

CityBusiness magazine's Best Places to Work recognizes 50 top employers, including 35 large companies and 15 small. Honorees were chosen based on a questionnaire of benefits offered, including average salary, health are, paid time off and employee programs, coupled with an online survey of employees.

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

CARFIn 2013, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) presented Touro Rehabilitation Center with a three-year accreditation for the following programs: 

  • Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord System of Care
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Avatar WinnerTouro Receives National Award Exceeding Patient Expectations

Avatar International, an industry leader in healthcare quality improvement services recognized its award winning hospital partners in 2012. Touro has been awarded Avatar International’s Exceeding Patient Expectations award. The national award is based on the three critical survey items gauging patient expectation about quality care, reliability, and customization before the visit.


Touro’s Cancer Program Receives 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award

Touro Infirmary’s Cancer Program has received the 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award and a three-year Accreditation with Commendation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). Touro is the only New Orleans area hospital to receive the 2011 OAA Award.

A facility receives a three-year Accreditation with Commendation following the on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor during which the facility demonstrates a commendation level of compliance with one or more standards that represent the full scope of the cancer program.



ACR accredited facility sealTouro Imaging Center Receives ACR Accreditation for MRI and CT

Touro Infirmary’s Imaging Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed topography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. 

Touro Recognized as Blue Distinction® Center for Knee and Hip Replacements

Blue Disctinction Center for Hip and Knee Replacement

Touro's Blue Distinction® helps you identify Touro as a medical facility that has demonstrated a commitment to providing quality care and better overall outcomes for knee and hip replacement procedures.

Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement® demonstrate an expertise in quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for patients, by meeting objective clinical measures developed with input from expert physicians and medical organizations. 

Touro Infirmary’s Women’s Imaging Center Designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology

American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of ExcellenceBy awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound, including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. Peer-review evaluations by board-certified physicians have determined that the Touro Women’s Imaging Center has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.  

Joint Commission 
The Joint CommissionTouro Infirmary is accredited by the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
In 2010, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) presented Touro Rehabilitation Center with a three-year accreditation for the following programs: 

  • CARFBrain Injury Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital (Adults)
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation Programs – Hospital (Children and Adolescents)
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs – Hospitals (Adults)
  • Spinal Cord System of Care (Adults)
  • Spinal Cord System of Care (Children and Adolescents)

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