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UVA Medical Center named No. 1 Hospital in Virginia by Newsweek

Courtesy of UVA Health Newsroom

The University of Virginia Medical Center was ranked No. 1 as Virginia’s top hospital in Newsweek’s “World’s Best Hospitals 2022” guide.

Scoring a 69.99%, the Charlottesville-based hospital also ranked No. 42 in the U.S. and is among the top 250 hospitals in the world. Nancy Cooper, the global editor for Newsweek, noted that the best hospitals learned to “adapt to new and existing challenges quickly and improvising on the fly” as the constantly evolving war against the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

“This honor from Newsweek reflects the incredible dedication of our entire team as they provide the most advanced, comprehensive care for patients from across Virginia and beyond,” said K. Craig Kent, MD, chief executive officer for UVA Health and executive vice president for health affairs at UVA. “This is a well-deserved honor for UVA Health.”

Over 80,000 medical experts across 27 countries were asked to recommend the best hospitals across the globe, according to Newsweek. It’s important to note that scores are only comparable between hospitals in the same country.

“Our team members have faced incredible challenges over the past two years during the COVID-19 pandemic, but they have persevered to provide excellent care for all of our patients,” said Wendy Horton, chief executive officer of UVA Medical Center. “This award from Newsweek is another sign of all they have accomplished in service of our patients.”

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