VCU Medical Center ranked #1 hospital in Virginia

Posted at 12:45 PM, Jul 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-21 12:45:07-04

RICHMOND, Va. — U.S. News & World Report’s newest Best Hospitals rankings listed Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center as the number one hospital in Virginia and the Richmond metro area.

“As Central Virginia’s only comprehensive academic medical center and largest safety net provider, we provide care for the most complex patients,” John Duval, vice president for clinical services, and CEO, VCU Hospitals, said. “This special recognition is a reflection of the hard work and compassionate care our team of physicians, nurses and staff provides to all we serve. The Best Hospitals rankings are a wonderful affirmation of our commitment to achieve high reliability through advancing quality, safety and service in academic medicine.”

The magazine also ranked VCU Medical Center:

  • #34 for orthopedics
  • #48 for nephrology
  • #49 for cardiology and heart surgery

“Being an academic medical center means providing the highest level of safe, quality care through research, technology and education,” Michael Rao, Ph.D., president of VCU and the VCU Health System, said. “While modern health care faces enormous challenges, this recognition is an indication that VCU Medical Center delivers on its mission each and every day, regardless of the changing climate. I am very proud of the entire team at the medical center.”

To see how other hospital ranked in the U.S. News report, click here.