The annual rankings place VHC Health in Arlington at No. 5 in the state, and Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg at No. 7. Inova Alexandria Hospital came in No. 9 in Virginia, and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, No. 9.
U.S. News, which evaluated nearly 5,000 hospitals in 10 pediatric specialties, 15 adult specialties, and 21 procedures and conditions, said Inova Fairfax scored well in procedures related to cancer. On a scale with five as the highest score possible, Inova Fairfax scored fives for leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma; colon cancer surgery; lung cancer surgery; ovarian cancer surgery; and prostate cancer surgery. It scored similarly for a variety of heart procedures.
Inova Fairfax ranked No. 18 in the U.S. for obstetrics and gynecology and No. 46 in the nation for neonatology.
Inova Alexandria Hospital ranked highly for treating heart attacks and heart failure, as well as pneumonia.
In the DC area, while Inova Fairfax ranked first, MedStar Washington Hospital Center came in No. 2, followed by MedStar Georgetown University Hospital at No. 3, and VHC Health at No. 4. Tied for fifth are George Washington University Hospital and Mary Washington Hospital.
Nationally, U.S. News named Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore among the top 22 on its honor roll for exceptional care for complex medical cases. Hospitals on the honor roll are not assigned a ranking.
Johns Hopkins, named the top hospital in Maryland, did well in a number of specialties. It was No. 1 for rheumatology and No. 2 for obstetrics and gynecological care. The hospital’s Wilmer Eye Institute also took the No. 3 spot for ophthalmology. It took the No. 9 spot for cancer care.
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