Henrico Doctors’, which ranked no. 3 in the Richmond area and no. 14 in the state, also ranked as a “High Performer” in the areas of heart bypass surgery, colon cancer surgery and knee replacement. Chippenham Hospital achieved “High Performer” status in the treatment of congestive heart failure.
The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 29th 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.
“We are extremely honored to be recognized as one of Virginia’s best hospitals,” said Will Wagnon, chief executive officer, Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals, “We put our patients first in everything that we do, and this recognition validates our commitment to delivering high-quality, patient-centered care to the communities that we serve.”
For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 158 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.
“For nearly 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available, we give patients and their physicians’ information to support their search for the best care across a range of specialties.”
The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety 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.
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