OB/GYN ranked 41 in nation, eight WVU Medicine hospitals recognized as High Performing
Posted on 7/31/2023
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital has retained its title of number one hospital in West Virginia and ranked 41st in the nation in Obstetric and Gynecological Care according to the 2023-24 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital rankings. Eight WVU Medicine hospitals, including Ruby Memorial Hospital, were recognized as High Performing in one or more categories.
U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions; only 12 percent of evaluated hospitals earned a Best Hospitals ranking. Hospitals awarded a “Best” designation excelled at factors such as clinical outcomes, level of nursing care, and patient experience.
In the Specialties category, J.W. Ruby Memorial was recognized as High Performing in Cancer, Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Urology, and according to the U.S. News & World Report Hospital Data Insights, the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute is the highest ranked heart program in the state.
In the Procedures and Conditions category, the following WVU Medicine hospitals were recognized as High Performing:
- Berkeley Medical Center – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Heart Failure, and Stroke
- Camden Clark Medical Center – COPD, Diabetes, Heart Failure, and Stroke
- Garrett Regional Medical Center – Hip Fracture
- Princeton Community Hospital – COPD and Heart Failure
- Ruby Memorial – Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair; Aortic Valve Surgery; Colon Cancer Surgery; COPD; Diabetes; Heart Attack; Heart Failure; Kidney Failure; Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma; Lung Cancer Surgery; Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy); Pneumonia; Stroke; and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
- Thomas Memorial Hospital – COPD and Heart Failure
- Uniontown Hospital – Stroke
- United Hospital Center – COPD, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Kidney Failure, Lung Cancer Surgery, and Stroke
“This recognition, once again, is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team, and we are proud to have earned the title of Best Hospital in the state,” Albert L. Wright, Jr., president and CEO of the West Virginia University Health System, said. “WVU Medicine is a leader in innovation and clinical excellence. We are always striving to provide our patients with the latest and most effective treatments, and this recognition is a validation of our efforts.”
The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 34th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive quality care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.
“For 34 years, U.S. News has provided data-informed rankings to help patients and their doctors find the best hospital to treat their illness or condition,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News.
U.S. News evaluated each hospital’s performance using a variety of measures, such as survival rates, complication rates, patient experience, and level of nursing care. The Best Hospitals methodology factors in data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the American Hospital Association, professional organizations, and medical specialists.
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