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Mary Washington among the top hospitals in Virginia

mwh3 Mary Washington Hospital was just named the sixth best hospital in Virginia, according an annual survey released this morning.

In the 25th annual Best Hospitals report, U.S. News and World Report gave Mary Washington high marks for patient safety and praised eight of its specialties as ‘high performing.”

The report focuses on adult care in specialized areas and is supposed to help patients make informed choices when it comes to higher risk procedures. You can find more about the report on our Business Browser blog or in a story in tomorrow’s paper.

In case you’re curious: The top hospital in the country, according to the report, is  Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. In Virginia, the no. 1 hospital is Sentara Norfolk General.


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