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).
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.