Newsweek Names UVA Medical Center Among Top Specialty Hospitals in the World


Three specialties at the University of Virginia Medical Center are recognized by Newsweek on the news publication’s 2023 list of the World’s Best Specialty Hospitals.

In tens of thousands of hospitals around the world, UVA is classified into three specialties:

  • Neurosurgery: No. 72. UVAs are pioneers in the use of focused ultrasound – a form of non-incisional brain surgery – to treat neurological conditions such as essential tremor as well as symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
  • Oncology: No. 211. Earlier this year, UVA Cancer Center became one of 53 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute, which recognizes the nation’s most outstanding cancer programs .
  • Cardiology: No. 266. According to a recent study, recent breakthroughs from the UVA Heart and Vascular Center include the discovery that a common gout drug improves survival rates for patients with heart failure.

These three specialties also took top honors in Virginia, with neurosurgery and oncology ranking first in the state.

The hospitals named on the list, Newsweek said, “are often at the forefront of scientific development in their medical fields and excel in certain surgeries or procedures that lead other hospitals or doctors to transfer their patients to these facilities to get the best treatment”.

K. Craig Kent, MD, chief executive officer of UVA Health and executive vice president of health affairs at UVA, noted that the ranking reflects UVA’s critical role in providing exceptional care for even the most severe cases. complex.

“A key part of our mission is to inspire hope in patients across Virginia and beyond, and one of the ways we do that is to provide highly specialized, high-quality care that can’t be found in most hospitals,” he said. “I am pleased to have our industry-leading care recognized by Newsweek.”

Newsweek’s ranking is based on a global survey in which more than 40,000 health experts in 20 countries were asked to participate, as well as hospital data such as accreditations and certifications.

“These Newsweek rankings are a tribute to the tireless dedication of our team members and providers to providing excellent care, especially to patients with complex healthcare needs,” said Wendy Horton, PharmD, MBA, Chief Executive Officer. from UVA Medical Center. “It’s a well-deserved honor for our extraordinary care teams.”


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