Inova Fairfax Medical Campus captures No.1 state ranking
U.S. News and World Report releases 2021-22 Best Hospitals rankings
Inova Fairfax Medical Campus unseated University of Virginia Medical Center as the best hospital in Virginia in U.S. News and World Report’s annual list of the best hospitals in the nation, which was released Tuesday. The Inova facility was also ranked as the top hospital in the Washington, D.C. area.
“We are extraordinarily proud to have top-ranked hospitals in both Virginia and the Washington, D.C., region,” said Dr. J. Stephen Jones, president and CEO of Inova Health System, in a statement. “People-centered care and patient safety is at the core of everything we do, and we are grateful that we continue to have the trust and support of our patients and community.”
The 2021-2022 Best Hospitals Rankings used data from 5,000 hospitals and surveys of 30,000 physicians. Nationally, only 175 hospitals ranked in at least one of the 15 specialties assessed. For 12 of the specialties, the rankings are determined by performance data in structure, process and outcomes. For the remaining three — ophthalmology, psychiatry and rheumatology — the rankings rely on expert opinion.
Nationally, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, ranked No. 1 on the 2021-22 Best Hospitals Honor Roll. The teaching hospital is nationally ranked in 14 adult specialties and eight pediatric specialties. Its department of endocrinology is one of the world’s largest, and the clinic has 57 research centers.
The following are the top hospitals in Virginia:
1. Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, Falls Church
2. University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville
3 (tie). Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk
3 (tie). VCU Medical Center, Richmond
3 (tie).Winchester Medical Center, Winchester
6 (tie). Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke
6 (tie). Centra Lynchburg General Hospital, Lynchburg
8. Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington
9. Sentara RMH Medical Center, Harrisonburg
10. Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Fairfax
Inova Fairfax Hospital ranked No. 6 for gynecology and No. 40 for neonatology. It ranked No. 1 in Washington, D.C. and No. 3 in Virginia for children’s care.
Ranked No. 2 in the state, U.Va. Medical Center ranked nationally in five children’s specialties: No. 36 for neonatology, No. 37 for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery, No. 42 for pediatric diabetes and endocrinology as well as for pediatric orthopedics and No. 43 for pediatric urology. It was also recognized as the No. 1 hospital for children’s care in Virginia.
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital ranked No. 1 for the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News area and ranked No. 40 nationally for urology.
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital President Liisa Ortegon said, “We are grateful and encouraged to be recognized once again as the top hospital in Hampton Roads and among the best in the state. We value the trust of our patients and families in our community, and will continue our commitment to being a top provider for complex, specialty care throughout Virginia and northeast North Carolina.”
VCU Medical Center ranked No. 1 in Richmond and No. 2 for children’s care in Virginia. It ranked No. 28 nationally for pediatric urology, No. 30 for pediatric pulmonology and lung surgery, No. 42 for pediatric nephrology and No. 50 for pediatric cancer.
“This recognition is a reflection of the unfailingly kind and extraordinary care we provide as an academic medical center,” said Dr. Arthur Kellermann, CEO of VCU Health System. “It’s an affirmation of our mission to serve everyone and use our clinical expertise, research and teaching efforts to make the highest-quality care and great patient experience accessible and affordable to everyone.”