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New report ranks Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg 8th in state
Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg has been ranked 8th in the state and 7th in the D.C. Metro area by U.S. News and World Report.
The rankings come as part of the annual U.S. News Best Hospitals evaluation.
MWH tied for 8th out of 128 hospitals around the state — Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital and Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville also earned an 8th place ranking.
MWH ranked 7th out of 58 hospitals in the D.C. area, and tied with Inova Loudoun Hospital in the Northern Virginia area.
The hospital had six speciality areas recognized as “high performing” — diabetes and endocrinology; gastroenterology and GI surgery; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; and pulmonology.
According to a press release, the U.S. News report evaluated almost 4,800 hospitals around the country for the report, which is in its 24th year.
“A hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News health rankings editor, in the press release. “Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best. Just 3 percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.”
Virginia has four hospitals that are nationally ranked, and all were in the top four in the state rankings. In those state rankings, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and VCU Medical Center in Richmond both were ranked number 1. Inova Fairfax Hospital came in 3rd, and University of Virginia Medical Center came 4th.