Eight Virginia and DC hospitals are ranked among the best in the world, according to an analysis by Newsweek.
By Deb Belt, Patch National Staff | Apr 4, 2019 9:02 am ET
WASHINGTON, DC — Eight Virginia and Washington, D.C., hospitals were ranked in a new list from Newsweek magazine identifying the best hospitals in the world.
The magazine’s “World’s Best Hospitals 2019” list was created in partnership with Statista, a global market research and consumer data company. According to Newsweek, 1,000 hospitals from around the globe were selected for recognition “based on recommendations from medical professionals, patient survey results and medical performance indicators.”
More than 200 U.S. hospitals made Newsweek’s 2019 list.
The Virginia and District of Columbia hospitals on the list are:
- University Of Virginia Med Center, Charlottesville, ranked No. 62 in the U.S.
- Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, ranked No. 74 in the U.S.
- Inova Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, ranked No. 80 in the U.S.
- VCU Medical Center, Richmond, ranked No. 127 in the U.S.
- MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C., ranked No. 137 in the U.S.
- Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk, ranked No. 139 in the U.S.
- Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, Williamsburg, ranked No. 149 in the U.S.
- Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, Richmond, rankedNo. 222 in the U.S.
Among the top 10 hospitals in the world, four were in the United States, and one is in Maryland. The American hospitals that made the top 10 are:
Mayo Clinic-Rochester; Rochester, Minnesota (1) Cleveland Clinic; Cleveland, Ohio (2) The Johns Hopkins Hospitals; Baltimore, Maryland (4) Massachusetts General Hospital; Boston, Massachusetts (6)
In addition to the global rankings, which ranked the top 10 hospitals in the world and listed 90 other hospitals in alphabetical order, Newsweek also ranked the best hospitals by country. The magazine said the scores given to each hospital are only comparable to hospitals in the same country.
A common trait for the hospitals on the list was that they are leaders at adapting to the changes in health care while providing excellent patient care.
Newsweek’s rankings list the best hospitals in the United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Switzerland, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Australia and Israel.