Becker’s Hospital Review recognized the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia Medical Center on its 2014 list of “125 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopedic Programs.”
According to the national health care publication, programs named to its list “have earned considerable recognition,” including from other third-party ratings groups.
“Exceptional orthopedic departments often include physicians who provide outstanding patient care, advance cutting-edge orthopedic research and treat professional athletes,” Becker’s noted.
In its recognition of U.Va., Becker’s highlighted the comprehensive care available from U.Va.’s surgeons. U.Va.’s orthopedic specialty care includes hip and knee replacement, foot and ankle surgery, hand and upper extremity surgery, oncology, orthotics and prosthetics, pediatrics, spine surgery, sports medicine and trauma.
U.Va. Orthopaedics, Becker’s said, takes on “some of the most severe orthopedic cases in Central Virginia,” while also advancing the field of orthopedics through research.
“This is a wonderful honor for our faculty and our partners from across U.Va. Medical Center and U.Va. Health System who work diligently to provide excellent care and service to patients from throughout Virginia and beyond,” said Dr. Bobby Chhabra, who chairs U.Va.’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Hospitals cannot pay for inclusion on the listing. Becker’s Hospital Review lists the 125 programs in alphabetical order and does not rank them.