Best Hospitals in WV — New Winner 2017
U.S. News Best Hospitals Rankings for West Virginia
The Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) is now West Virginia’s best hospital, according to U.S. News Best Hospitals 2017. West Virginia University Hospitals was ranked by U.S. News as the best hospital in West Virginia for the past four years. However, WVU Hospitals dropped to a second place tie with Mon General Hospital in 2017. Both hospitals are located in Morgantown, WV.
According to the U.S. News Best Hospitals Analysis, CAMC performed nearly at the level of nationally ranked hospitals in 6 adult specialties, including those listed below. The hospital scored high in patient safety, demonstrating commitment to reducing accidents and medical mistakes. CAMC is also a teaching hospital and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
Top Four Hospitals in West Virginia, According to U.S. News
West Virginia has close to 70 hospitals, and the four below meet the high U.S. News standards:
#1 Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC)
Charleston Area Medical Center is a general medical and surgical hospital located in Charleston, West Virginia. No other hospital in Charleston met high U.S. News Standards. CAMC is made up of four hospitals: CAMC General Hospital, CAMC Memorial Hospital, CAMC Teays Valley Hospital and CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital.
According to U.S. News, CAMC is rated as High Performing in 10 adult specialties, procedures or conditions, including the following: Diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & gi surgery, nephrology, pulmonology, geriatrics, neurology and neurosurgery, COPD, colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, and heart failure.
#2 (Tied) West Virginia University Hospitals’ Ruby Memorial
WVU Hospitals’ Ruby Memorial dropped from #1 to #2 this year. It is is a general medical and surgical hospital in Morgantown, WV. According to U.S. News, WVU Hospitals is rated as High Performing in 5 adult specialties, procedures or conditions, including the following: Urology, COPD, heart failure, hip replacement, and knee replacement.
#2 (Tied) Mon General Hospital
Mon General Hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia. According to U.S. News, Mon General is rated high performing in 5 adult specialties, procedures or conditions, including the following: COPD, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, and knee replacement.
#4 St. Mary’s Medical Center
St. Mary’s Medical Center is a general medical and surgical hospital in Huntington, WV. According to U.S. News, St. Mary’s is rated high performing in 4 procedures, conditions, or conditions, including: COPD, colon cancer surgery, heart failure and hip replacement.
The U.S. News Best Hospitals Annual Rankings — Most Important for High Risk Patients
The U.S. News analyzed nearly 5,000 medical centers across multiple clinical specialties, procedures and conditions. The scores they calculated are based on a variety of factors including patient safety and nurse staffing. U.S. News ranks Hospitals nationally in specialties and regionally in states and major metro areas.
However, just because a hospital was not in the U.S. News top rankings, doesn’t mean you won’t get good medical care there, says U.S. News. Also, these are overall rankings. Some hospitals might be better for one specialty compared to another hospital with a higher overall rating. This is especially important to consider if you are seeking medical treatment for such a specialty.
The U.S. News rating system is just one factor to consider and is designed especially “to help guide patients whose care poses a challenge because their surgery or other treatment may be especially complex, or because their risk may be heightened due to advanced age, physical infirmity, or an existing medical condition.” Although high risk patients only account for 2 to 3 percent of all hospital patients, that still adds up to millions of individuals each year who need the medical care only top hospitals can provide.
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