VCU Medical Center ranked top hospital in RVA

With many of its programs ranked among the best in the country.

US News & World Report has ranked VCU Medical Center the best hospital in the Richmond Metro area for the fourth consecutive year.

“Ranking first in the Richmond area is a great honor for us, and we are proud to be leaders in the community we serve,” said John Duval, CEO of MCV Hospitals, in a statement. “We have an exceptional team of dedicated and talented individuals at our academic medical center who help us achieve excellence in patient care every day, and this recognition is because of them.”

The center’s adult nephrology (kidneys) ranked 44th in the nation for nephrology speciality. The center also received “high performing” accolades in:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiology and heart surgery
  • Diabetes and endocrinology
  • Ear, nose, and throat
  • Gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pulmonology
  • Urology

US News & World Report use patient survival and safety data, adequacy of nurse staffing levels, and other data to determine rankings in most specialties.

“The data tell the story. A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow in a statement. “A Best Hospital has demonstrated its expertise in treating the most challenging patients.”

Full rankings are available online and will be published in the magazine’s “Best Hospitals 2015” guidebook in August.

photo by Taber Andrew Bain

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Nathan Cushing

Nathan Cushing is a writer, journalist, and RVANews Editor.

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