Six WVU Medicine hospitals recognized as High Performing
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital has been named the number one hospital in West Virginia for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report, which also recognized six WVU Medicine hospitals, including Ruby Memorial, as High Performing Hospitals.
In the Procedures and Conditions category, the following WVU Medicine hospitals were recognized as High Performing:
- Berkeley Medical Center – COPD
- Camden Clark Medical Center – COPD, Heart Attack, and Heart Failure
- Ruby Memorial – Acute Kidney Failure, Aortic Valve Surgery, COPD, Diabetes, Heart Attack, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Knee Replacement, Lung Cancer Surgery, Pneumonia, and Stroke
- Uniontown Hospital – COPD and Stroke
- United Hospital Center – COPD and Heart Failure
- Wheeling Hospital – Acute Kidney Failure, Heart Attack, and Heart Failure
“We are excited and honored each and every year we receive these designations, and we are thrilled to see the list of recognized services grow,” Albert L. Wright, Jr., president and CEO of the West Virginia University Health System, said. “This expanded list is a testament to the fact that our hospitals are meeting the needs of our patients throughout the state and region, and they’re doing it through the delivery of the highest quality care.”
The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 32nd year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.
For the 2021-22 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 15 specialties and 17 procedures and conditions. In the 15 specialty areas, 175 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.
“This year’s expanded report from U.S. News includes new ratings for important procedures and conditions to help each patient pick the right hospital for the type of care they need,” Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News, said. “Hospitals faced incredible challenges this past year, and the best of them have provided great care throughout the pandemic and continue to offer excellent care today.”
The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.
Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
For more information about the 2021-22 rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2022” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469975), available for pre-order now from the U.S. News Online Store and for purchase at other bookstores Oct. 5.
About the West Virginia University Health System
The West Virginia University Health System, West Virginia’s largest health system with more than 1,800 beds and largest private employer, is comprised of 16 member hospitals, including a children’s hospital; three managed hospitals; and five institutes, all anchored by a 700-bed academic medical center in Morgantown, West Virginia. For more information, visit WVUMedicine.org.
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