Inova Fairfax Hospital retains No.1 state ranking
U.S. News and World Report releases 2022-23 Best Hospitals list
For the second year in a row, Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church has been named the best hospital in Virginia on U.S. News and World Report’s annual list of the best hospitals in the nation, which was released Tuesday.
The Inova Health System’s hospital also ranked as the top hospital in the Washington, D.C., metro area, and ranked third in Virginia for children’s hospitals and No. 14 in the mid-Atlantic for children’s care. Inova Fairfax Hospital ranked No. 10 in the nation for obsetrics and gynecology and No. 40 for neonatology. (U.S. News includes data from Inova L.J. Murphy Children’s Hospital in its evaluation of Inova Fairfax Hospital.)
Last year Inova Fairfax unseated University of Virginia Medical Center as the No. 1 hospital and kept the top spot this year.
“World-class health care is a team sport and I am proud to lead the Inova team which steps up every day, year after year, to deliver the safest and highest quality care to those we are privileged to serve,” President and CEO of Inova J. Stephen Jones said in a statement. “To be named the No. 1 hospital in the state and the region for the second consecutive year during a transformative period in health care illustrates our exceptional team and their ongoing commitment to putting our patients and communities at the center of everything we do.”
U.S. News and World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Hospitals rankings relied on data from more than 5,000 hospitals. Nationally, 164 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, retained its ranking as the nation’s top hospital.
U.S. News and World Report evaluated 122 hospitals in Virginia, with 17 meeting the publication’s standards for ranking:
The following are U.S. News and World Report’s 2022-23 best hospitals in Virginia:
1. Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church
2. University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville
3. (tie) Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk
3. (tie) VCU Medical Center, Richmond
5. Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke
6. Winchester Medical Center, Winchester
7. Centra Lynchburg General Hospital, Lynchburg
8. (tie) Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Fairfax
8. (tie) Sentra Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville
10. (tie) Inova Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria
10. (tie) Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg
12. (tie) Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals, Richmond
12. (tie) Sentara Virginia Beach Hospital, Virginia Beach
12. (tie) Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington
15. Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals, Richmond
16. Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Chesapeake
17. Bon Scours Memorial Regional Medical Center, Mechanicsville
Ranked No. 2 in the state, U.Va. Medical Center ranked nationally in six children’s specialties: No. 32 in the nation for neonatology, No. 20 for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery, No. 49 in pediatric diabetes and endocrinology, No. 39 in pediatric gastroenterology and GI surgery, No. 45 for pediatric neurology & neurosurgery and No. 44 for pediatric pulmonology & lung surgery. It ranked No. 1 in Virginia for children’s care, and No. 7 in the mid-Atlantic for children’s care.
VCU Medical Center, which ranked third in Virginia, was the top hospital for Richmond for the 12th consecutive year, No. 2 in Virginia for children’s care and No. 9 in the mid-Atlantic for children’s care. Nationally, it ranked No. 47 for cardiology and heart surgery. In children’s care, it ranked nationally in three specialties: No. 37 for pediatric pulmonology and lung surgery, No. 33 for pediatric urology and No. 31 for pediatric nephrology.
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital ranked No. 1 in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News area. Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital ranked second and Chesapeake Regional Medical Center ranked third in that area of the commonwealth.
In the Richmond region, VCU Medical Center ranked No. 1, Henrico Doctor’s Hospitals ranked No. 2, Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals ranked third and Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center ranked fourth.
For the publication’s Washington, D.C., metro list, Inova Fairfax Hospital ranked at the top. Inova Fair Oaks in Fairfax ranked No. 4, Inova Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria and Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg tied for No. 5 and Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington ranked No. 7.