J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital again named top hospital in state


MORGANTOWN — WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital has retained its title of number one hospital in West Virginia, according to the 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital rankings. Nine member and managed WVU Medicine hospitals, including Ruby Memorial Hospital, were recognized as High Performing.

For the 2022-2023 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. For the first time, U.S. News rated eligible hospitals in Ovarian Cancer Surgery, Prostate Cancer Surgery and Uterine Cancer Surgery. In the 15 specialties, 164 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. State and metro area rankings reflect the highest performing hospitals in the area across multiple areas of care.

In the Specialties category, Ruby Memorial was recognized as High Performing in Cancer; Orthopaedics; Pulmonology and Lung Surgery; and Urology.

In the Procedures and Conditions category, the following WVU Medicine hospitals were recognized as High Performing:

• Berkeley Medical Center – COPD and Stroke

• Camden Clark Medical Center – Acute Kidney Failure, COPD, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Stroke and Uterine Cancer Surgery

• Garrett Regional Medical Center – Hip Fracture

• Jefferson Medical Center – Hip Fracture

• Ruby – Acute Kidney Failure, Aortic Valve Surgery, COPD, Diabetes, Heart Attack, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Lung Cancer Surgery, Pneumonia and Stroke

• Thomas Memorial Hospital (managed) – COPD

• Uniontown Hospital – COPD and Stroke

• United Hospital Center – COPD, Heart Attack and Heart Failure

• Wheeling Hospital – Acute Kidney Failure, COPD and Stroke

“We are thrilled to have J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital recognized as the top hospital in the state. Ruby is the academic medical center of the state’s land-grant university, and this is proof that we are fulfilling our charge to provide world-class healthcare to all of the citizens of West Virginia,” Albert L. Wright, Jr., president and CEO of the West Virginia University Health System, said.

“When you look at the specialties and procedures and conditions for which our System hospitals have been recognized, you can see that the issues that most plague the people of the state and region – cancer, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, lung disease, and stroke – are among them. There are a lot of people on the teams treating those conditions at our System hospitals and we are grateful for their dedication to providing the care that our patients need close to home where they need it.”

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 33rd year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive quality care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.

“The hospitals named among the best have extensive medical expertise and a history of delivering good outcomes,” Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News, said. “When patients and their medical professionals are considering their options for care, the rankings are designed to help them identify hospitals that are superior in the kind of care they may need.”

U.S. News 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 and Medicaid Services, the American Hospital Association, professional organizations and medical specialists.

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