U.S. News & World Report Ranks Mary Washington Hospital No. 6
The ranking put the Fredericksburg hospital in the top 25 percent nationally.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Mary Washington Hospital as one of the state's best hospitals in its 23rd annual edition of the rankings that reviewed 720 of the nation's approximately 5,000 hospitals.
The magazine's "Best Hospitals" rankings marked the Fredericksburg hospital as one of the best in eight "high-performing” specialties: gastroenterology, geriatrics, ear, nose and throat, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. The hospital was ranked No. 6 in the state out of 125 hospitals.
Mary Washington Hospital’s performance puts it in the top 25 percent nationally as well as above most other Washington, D.C. area hospitals that are
not nationally ranked, according to a press release from the hospital.
Stafford Hospital and the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center were not ranked in the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" report.
“We are very proud of the outstanding quality of care provided to our patients at Mary Washington Hospital,” said Kevin Van Renan, senior vice president and MWH administrator. “Our U.S. News No. 6 ranking within the Commonwealth of Virginia confirms that our exceptionally skilled team of medical professionals and support staff are providing the best care for our community.”
John F. Fick III, chairman of the board of trustees for the hospital's parent company Mary Washington Healthcare, said the high ranking is great news for the community and a testament to the quality services the hospital provides.
U.S. News & World Report Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow said the "Best Hospitals" report can help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges.
“All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care,” Comarow said. “They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases.”
The complete rankings and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.