For the second year in a row, Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center was rated the top hospital in Virginia providing high-performing cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals list. Massey received the highest score in cancer care of the 20 Virginia cancer providers that made the list.
VCU Medical Center, which includes Massey’s oncology patient care, also established itself as a No. 1 hospital overall in Virginia for a second consecutive year. It saw two specialty areas rank in the top 50 in the nation, nephrology at 41 and orthopedics in the No. 39 spot.
This is the 24th year of the annual rankings, which recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.
“The recognition from U.S. News affirms VCU Massey Cancer Center’s quality cancer care,” says Gordon D. Ginder, M.D., director of VCU Massey Cancer Center. “We are thankful for those who trust in us to provide their care, and for our committed staff who deliver that care with compassion and leading expertise.”
U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face conditions that require particularly difficult and specialized treatment. The rankings are based upon many factors, including reputation, patient survival, patient safety and care-related factors such as nursing and patient services.
“We are ecstatic that the VCU Medical Center once again achieved this rank,” said Sheldon Retchin, M.D., CEO of the VCU Health System and senior vice president for VCU Health Sciences. “The level of clinical excellence and research at our academic medical center is unsurpassed, and we are very proud of the entire health care team.”
In addition to Massey’s cancer care, VCU Medical Center had seven other specialties recognized as high performing:
- Cardiology and heart surgery
- Diabetes and endocrinology
- Gastroenterology and GI surgery
- Neurology and neurosurgery
The complete rankings are available online at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.