Virtua Achieves Rankings with U.S. News & World Report
Virtua Voorhees achieved "Best Regional Hospital" in the 2016-2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings and evaluations, announced today. Virtua Voorhees and Virtua Memorial also were named among the "High Performing Hospitals" by the national publication.Virtua Voorhees is ranked #8 in New Jersey and #10 in the Philadelphia metropolitan areas as a Best Regional Hospital and achieved High Performing Hospital status for five conditions and diseases: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, and knee replacement. Virtua Marlton was included when evaluating the performance of Virtua Voorhees. Virtua Memorial also scored “high performing” for COPD and heart failure.
"Virtua is honored to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the services we provide to our patients," said Virtua President and CEO Richard P. Miller. “Virtua has rigorous standards to monitor clinical performance, ensuring that our patients are safe and receive the highest quality care. The recognition from this prestigious publication adds to Virtua’s achievements and recognition from many industry watchdog groups who provide transparency tools to consumers.”
Out of nearly 100 New Jersey hospitals, only 13 met U.S. News & World Report standards and were ranked in the state and Philadelphia metropolitan areas. Regional rank is determined by a hospital's performance in the national rankings analysis and by its scores across each of the specific procedures and conditions areas evaluated. Those who achieved High Performing Hospital status are in the top 10 percent of hospitals evaluated in a specialty.
These achievements add to Virtua’s consistent recognitions as a top hospital. Virtua Voorhees, Marlton and Memorial earned straight A’s in patient safety for the fourth consecutive time in the latest rankings of the independent hospital watchdog, The Leapfrog Group. Virtua Voorhees was recognized by Leapfrog as a Top Hospital in 2014 and both Virtua Voorhees and Virtua Marlton achieved that recognition in 2015. Fewer than 100 hospitals in the country earn Top Hospital recognition each year. Virtua also received the 2016 Patient Safety Award from Healthgrades and includes its facilities in Berlin, Camden, Marlton and Voorhees. Just recently, Virtua received a 4-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for quality of care.
“Virtua’s quality and safety standards and procedures are reinforced through constant training and the implementation of best practices from simple procedures to the most technologically advanced,” said John Matsinger, DO, EVP and Chief Clinical Officer of Virtua. “Our physicians and staff continue to strive everyday on behalf of our patients and their families to provide consistent high-quality care. We are all very proud of this recognition by U.S. News & World Report.”