U.Va. among 100 top
hospitals in the nation
The University's Medical Center
has been named one of the top 100 hospitals in the country for
the second year in a row by HCIA Inc. and The
Health Network, in their seventh annual study, "100 Top
Hospitals: Benchmarks for Success."
this year's study, U.Va. is one of only 15 major teaching hospitals
-- and one of only four that has an affiliated medical school
-- among the highly rated group.
HCIA/Health Network study identifies top performing hospitals
based upon quality of care, efficiency of operations and the ability
to sustain overall performance. The study analyzed hospitals throughout
the country using empirical performance data from publicly available
sources, to focus on statistical rather than anecdotal evidence,
according to HCIA, a health-care information company based in
Four other Virginia hospitals were selected for the top 100 group:
Chippenham Medical Center in Richmond, Johnston-Willis Hospital
in Chesterfield County, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax and
Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church.
HCIA also recently announced that the U.Va. orthopedic department
was one of the top 100 orthopedic services in the country.
www.TheHealthNetwork.com. for details.