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U.S. News ranks Ruby Memorial as state’s top hospital; obstetrics/gynecology nationally ranked

MORGANTOWN — WVU Medicine’s J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital was again ranked the top hospital in West Virginia and is ranked 41st in the nation in obstetric and gynecological care, according to the rankings in the 2023-24 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital rankings.

U.S News evaluated 63 hospitals in the state. Eight WVUM hospitals, including Ruby, were recognized as High Performing in one or more categories.

U.S. News said it evaluated each hospital’s performance using a variety of measures, such as survival rates, complication rates, patient experience, and level of nursing care. The Best Hospitals methodology factors in data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the American Hospital Association, professional organizations, and medical specialists.

U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions; only 12 percent of evaluated hospitals earned a Best Hospitals ranking.

In the Specialties category, Ruby Memorial was recognized as High Performing in cancer, neurology & neurosurgery, and urology.

In the Procedures and Conditions category, these WVUM hospitals were recognized as High Performing:

  • Berkeley Medical Center — chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, and stroke;
  • Camden Clark Medical Center — COPD, Diabetes, heart failure, and stroke;
  • Garrett Regional Medical Center — hip fracture;
  • Princeton Community Hospital — COPD and heart failure;
  • Ruby Memorial — abdominal aortic aneurysm repair; aortic valve surgery; colon cancer surgery; COPD; diabetes; heart attack; heart failure; kidney failure; leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma; lung cancer surgery; maternity care (uncomplicated pregnancy); pneumonia; stroke; and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR);
  • Thomas Memorial Hospital — COPD and heart failure;
  • Uniontown Hospital — stroke;
  • United Hospital Center — COPD, heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure, lung cancer surgery, and stroke.

WVU Health System President Albert Wright said, “This recognition, once again, is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team, and we are proud to have earned the title of Best Hospital in the state. WVU Medicine is a leader in innovation and clinical excellence. We are always striving to provide our patients with the latest and most effective treatments, and this recognition is a validation of our efforts.”

Vandalia Health’s Charleston Area Medical Center tied for second in the state and rated High Performing in eight Procedures and Conditions: leukemia, lymphoma & myeloma; colon cancer surgery; abdominal aortic aneurysm repair; heart failure; diabetes; kidney failure; stroke; and knee replacement.

Vandalia Health’s Mon Health Medical Center was rated High Performing in heart failure and COPD.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings is in its 34th year.


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