Richmond, Va. (Aug. 11, 2017) — Two HCA Virginia hospitals have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Hospital for 2017-2018.
The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 28th year, are part of U.S. News’ patient portal, designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures.
“This national recognition is a reflection of the commitment and dedication of the exceptional physicians, nurses and staff at Chippenham Hospital and Henrico Doctors’ Hospital,” said Ann Latstetter, vice president of Quality, HCA Capital Division. “I applaud them for their continuous efforts in providing the highest level of compassionate care for each and every patient.”
For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 152 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.
“For nearly three decades, we’ve strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available, we hope to give patients the information they need to find the best care across a range of specialties.”
The U.S. News methodologies include risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, quality of nursing care and other care-related indicators.
Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. For more information about the 2017-18 rankings, visit the FAQ.
U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 30 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
For more information, visit Best Hospitals.