MORGANTOWN — WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center was one of nine member and managed WVU Medicine hospitals recognized as High Performing in the 2022-23 US News & World Report Best Hospital rankings.
US News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. In the 15 specialties, 164 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. For the first time, US News rated eligible hospitals in ovarian cancer surgery, prostate cancer surgery and uterine cancer surgery.
State and metro area rankings reflect the highest performing hospitals in the area across multiple areas of care.
In the Procedures and Conditions category, Camden Clark was recognized as High Performing in the areas of acute kidney failure, COPD, heart attack, heart failure, stroke and uterine cancer surgery.
WVU Medicine JW Ruby Memorial Hospital retained its title of No. 1 hospital in the state.
“Ruby is the academic medical center of the state’s land-grant university, and this is proof that we are fulfilling our charge to provide world-class health care to all of the citizens of West Virginia,” said Albert L. Wright Jr., president and CEO of the West Virginia University Health System.
“When you look at the specialties and procedures and conditions for which our system hospitals have been recognized, you can see that the issues that most plague the people of the state and region — cancer, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, lung disease and stroke — are among them,” Wright said. “There are a lot of people on the teams treating those conditions at our system hospitals, and we are grateful for their dedication to providing the care that our patients need close to home where they need it.”
The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 33rd year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive quality care for challenging health conditions and elective procedures.
US News evaluated each hospital’s performance using a variety of measures, such as survival rates, complication rates, patient experience and level of nursing care. The Best Hospitals methodology factors in data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the American Hospital Association, professional organizations and medical specialists.