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U.S. News & World Report Names Winchester Medical Center Among Best in VA

U.S. News & World Report Names Winchester Medical Center Among Best in VA

WMC Recognized as Best Regional Hospital, High Performing in 12 Procedures/Conditions

Winchester Medical Center (WMC) has been named a 2022-2023 High Performing Hospital for 12 procedures and conditions by U.S. News & World Report. “High Performing” is the highest award a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals Procedures & Conditions ratings. In addition, WMC was named a “Best Regional Hospital” in the Shenandoah Valley and is ranked 6th in the state this year.

As the highest ranked hospital in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Winchester Medical Center received accolades for being “High Performing” in the following common adult procedures and conditions, reflecting care that was significantly better than the national average as measured by factors such as patient outcomes:

  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Kidney Failure
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Pneumonia
  • Stroke

For the 2022-2023 Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. Fewer than half of all hospitals received any High Performing rating, and only four earned this rating in all procedures and conditions. State and metro area rankings reflect the highest performing hospitals in the area across multiple areas of care.

Of the 122 Virginia hospitals evaluated, only 17 met U.S. News standards for a “Best Regional Hospital” ranking. Nationwide, only 12% of hospitals earned the elite “Best” honors.

“I’m very proud of the care our team delivers for our community,” said WMC Vice President of Medical Affairs Ken Janowski, DO. “This recognition is truly a testament to the dedication and skill of our providers and staff who come together each day to deliver safe, high quality care for our patients. High performing means our team is working effectively to provide the best outcomes for our patients. That’s always our top priority, and I’m pleased today to have the quality of care we provide here at Winchester Medical Center affirmed by U.S. News & World Report.”

The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as survival rates, patient experience, and how successfully each hospital helps patients get back home.

“When patients are considering their options for care, the Best Hospitals ratings are designed to help them identify hospitals that excel in the kind of care they may need,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “A hospital that’s earned a High Performing rating in a service may be a good option for patients in need of that service and their medical professionals to consider.”

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