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VCU Medical Center ranked No. 1 in Richmond 12 years in a row by U.S. News & World Report

Cardiology and heart surgery ranked in the top 50 in the United States

VCU Health, MCV campus, at night

For the 12th year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has recognized VCU Medical Center as the No. 1 hospital in the Richmond metro area according to its 2022-2023 “Best Hospitals” rankings.  

As Central Virginia’s only comprehensive academic medical center and the region’s only comprehensive Level I trauma center for pediatric, adult and burn patients, VCU Medical Center is among the top three hospitals in Virginia.

VCU Health’s Pauley Heart Center among the best in the nation

VCU Medical Center ranked No. 47 for cardiology and heart surgery in the nation due to the outstanding work of VCU Health’s Pauley Heart Center.

The center provides a full spectrum of clinical cardiac services, from consultation to diagnostic tests to treatment of the most complex cardiac conditions, with expertise in heart transplant, adult congenital heart disease, cardio-oncology, atrial fibrillation, advanced ablation therapies, sports CV medicine, preventive cardiology and advanced imaging.

There is close collaboration between adult cardiologists, pediatric cardiologists and pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons – from our nationally ranked children’s hospital – to provide all ages of patients, with every type of heart disease with individualized, patient-centered care.

 Specialty areas considered for the ranking include:

High performing in cancer and GI care, orthopedics, lung surgery and urology 

U.S. News & World Report recognized VCU Medical Center as “high performing” in the following programs: cancer; gastroenterology and GI surgery; orthopedics; pulmonary and lung surgery and urology. The publication designates adult specialty areas as high performing in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. 

VCU Medical Center also earned the highest ranking possible on 10 critical procedures and conditions. Services receiving the high performing ranking include:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Heart attack
  • Heart bypass surgery
  • Heart failure
  • Hip fracture
  • Kidney failure
  • Lung cancer surgery
  • Ovarian cancer surgery
  • Stroke

 U.S. News & World Report evaluates each hospital's performance using a variety of measures and objectives including patient outcomes, patient experience and other care-related factors.

For more information, please see U.S. News & World Report, VCU Medical Center.

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