U.S. News & World Report Names Virtua Voorhees and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitals among Best in NJ
Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital have been recognized among the “Best Hospitals” for 2019-2020 by U.S. News & World Report. The publication also lauded Virtua Memorial Hospital and Virtua Willingboro Hospital for their high performance in specific areas.
Virtua Voorhees is ranked as the 7th-best hospital in New Jersey and the 9th-best in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. (U.S. News includes Virtua Marlton Hospital in its evaluation of Virtua Voorhees.) Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes is ranked 11th-best in New Jersey and 13th-best in the Philadelphia metro area.
Virtua hospitals earned “high-performing” designations in the following areas:
- Virtua Voorhees for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure, and for performing colon cancer surgery, hip replacement surgery, and knee replacement surgery.
- Virtua Memorial in Mount Holly for treating COPD and heart failure, and in the specialty of urology.
- Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes in Camden for treating COPD and heart failure, and in performing heart bypass surgery. (Note: This hospital is listed in U.S. News under its former name, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center.)
- Virtua Willingboro for treating heart failure. (Note: This hospital is listed in U.S. News under its former name, Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County.)
The annual rankings, now in their 30th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care.
“All Virtua hospitals strive to provide outstanding care that’s close to home,” said John Matsinger, DO, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Marlton-based Virtua. “The U.S. News rankings are confirmation that South Jersey residents can access top-notch care right in their own community at Virtua hospitals.”
For the 2019-2020 rankings, U.S. News evaluated nearly every hospital nationwide—more than 4,500 in total. Its rankings are “based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators,” according to U.S. News. For more information, visit Best Hospitals.