Virginia Hospitals Recognized for Clinical Excellence in National Assessment by Healthgrades

January 26, 2023

 Hospitals Across the Commonwealth Earn Spots on the 2023 ‘Best Hospitals’ List Honoring Peak Clinical Performance; These Rankings Follow Top Marks for Virginia Hospitals in National Patient Safety Scores

RICHMOND, VA – Hospitals from across Virginia have been recognized as some of the best in the nation for clinical excellence, according to Healthgrades’ 2023 “Best Hospitals” ranking. In all, 12 Virginia hospitals are among those rated tops in the nation based on a Healthgrades review of patient outcome data from more than 45 million Medicare medical claims records associated with nearly 4,500 hospitals across the nation.

These positive rankings follow the Fall 2022 Leapfrog Group Patient Safety Grades that rated Virginia a top two state in the nation for patient safety based on the share of hospitals that earned “A” grades, with more than 52 percent of Virginia hospitals earning top marks. That outcome continues a multi-year trend of Virginia being recognized as a top state for patient safety based on hospital performance.

In the current Healthgrades analysis, five of the 12 top performing hospitals are ranked on the 2023 America’s 100 Best Hospitals list reflecting the top 2 percent of hospitals in the nation for clinical excellence. Another seven hospitals earned spots on the 2023 America’s 250 Best Hospitals list, which represents the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for clinical excellence.

Virginia hospitals that earned a place on the 2023 “Best Hospitals” lists are: Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center, Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center, Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital, Chippenham Hospital (HCA Virginia), Johnston-Willis Hospital (HCA Virginia), Henrico Doctors’ Hospital* (HCA Virginia), Inova Alexandria Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital*, Parham Doctors’ Hospital* (HCA Virginia), Retreat Doctors’ Hospital* (HCA Virginia), Reston Hospital Center (HCA Virginia), and Sentara Princess Anne Hospital* (* denotes hospitals on the top 100 list).

“It is always welcome news to see national organizations confirm what we know: Virginia is blessed to have many exceptional hospitals that provide quality care to patients in need, are committed to improving community health, and support our economy by providing good jobs and investing in public health,” said Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) President and CEO Sean T. Connaughton. “The most recent “Best Hospitals” lists from Healthgrades is just further validation that the work of Virginia hospitals and their teams continue to provide meaningful, positive contributions to public well-being.”

In addition to being top performers for patient safety and clinical excellence, Virginia hospitals are also essential public health providers and critical economic contributors to the communities they serve, as outlined in VHHA’s 2023 Annual Report on Community Benefit that shows hospitals provide more than $3.1 billion in community benefit (including through charity care and public health investments) and generated $60.3 billion in positive economic impact in 2021.

About VHHA: The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association is an alliance of 110 hospitals and 25 health delivery systems that develops and advocates for sound health care policy in the Commonwealth. Its mission is to achieve excellence in both health care and health to make Virginia the healthiest state in the nation. Its vision is through collaboration with members and stakeholders, to ensure the sustainability of Virginia health care system, transform the delivery of care to promote lower costs and high value across the continuum of care, and to improve health for all Virginians. Connect with VHHA through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.


Julian Walker
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