5 W.Va. Hospitals Recognized as High Performers in Annual Report

Aug 7, 2019

Five hospitals in West Virginia have been recognized as high performing by the annual U.S. World and News Report “Best Hospitals” report. 

Charleston Area Medical Center was ranked overall number one in the state followed by WVU Medicine. 

Mon Health and St. Mary’s Medical Center were tied for third and Thomas Memorial was fifth. 

But out of those, only WVU Medicine was nationally ranked for any specialty care. The university system received recognition for both their adult and pediatric urology programs. And of the five, Mon Health Medical Center had the highest patient satisfaction ratings. 

The report was published at the end of July and assessed 67 hospitals in West Virginia. To be considered for ranking, a hospital must meet one of four criteria, including being a teaching hospital, being affiliated with a medical school or having at least 200 beds. 

Hospital performance is then assessed using several data banks such as the American Hospital Association as well as patient outcomes, patient experience and expert opinion.

Appalachia Health News is a project of West Virginia Public Broadcasting, with support from Marshall Health and Charleston Area Medical Center.