The University of Virginia Medical Center was ranked the No. 1 hospital in Virginia in Newsweek’s annual “World’s Best Hospitals” guide. The Medical Center also ranked 42nd overall across the nation with a composite score of 70.83 percent, maintaining its ranking from last year’s list.
The rankings are based on data from medical expert recommendations, patient experience surveys and different quality metrics, such as hygiene measures. This year’s rankings are the first time that survey data on patient well-being and quality of life is taken into consideration.
Dr. Wendy Horton, chief executive officer of the University Medical Center, expressed her pride in the University’s Medical Center rankings.
“Everyone on our team puts patients at the center of all we do,” Dr. Horton wrote in a press release. “I am inspired every day by their commitment to serve our patients and provide high-quality, compassionate care.”
2,300 hospitals across 28 countries were included in Newsweek’s rankings. The lists include the best centers within each country and for more specific specialties such as oncology and cardiology.
Nancy Cooper, Newsweek’s Global Editor in Chief, said in a written introduction to the ranking that recent worldwide challenges such as inflation and COVID-19 have challenged medical centers. She said the best hospitals are able to maintain consistency.
“The goal of this study is to provide a data-based comparison of hospital reputation and performance across countries,” Cooper. “We hope this will be useful to patients and families seeking the best care for themselves and loved ones, as well as to hospitals as they benchmark themselves against their peers.”