GW Hospital misses cut on U.S. News best hospital list

GW Hospital wasn’t ranked in a U.S. News & World Report list of the 11 best hospitals in the D.C. area.

The hospital did not rank nationally in any category and was rated “average” for most adult procedures and conditions. Its patient experience averages two stars out of a possible five.

The rankings are published annually after evaluations of nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide in 16 adult specialties, nine adult procedures and conditions and 10 pediatric specialties, according to U.S. News and World Report’s website.

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital topped the regional list and ranked No. 24 nationally in the diabetes and endocrinology care. It was rated “high performing” in five adult procedures and conditions.

Mary Washington and Inova Fairfax hospitals in Virginia ranked second and third, respectively on the local list.

“To be nationally ranked in a specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients,” according to the website listing the rankings.

Nearby John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore also earned a spot on the rankings’ “honor roll” list and was named the third best hospital in the country.

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