October 8, 2019

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CAMC has been recognized as the #1 hospital in West Virginia by U.S. News & World Report.

"We are proud to be recognized as West Virignia's top hospital," said Dave Ramsey, CAMC president and CEO. "Our physicians, nurses and all of our employees are the finest health care providers who are dedicated to delivering outstanding care to our patients. This recognition reflects their passion and commitment to the people we are honored to serve."

CAMC also earned High Performing rankings in the following specialties: heart bypass surgery, heart valve surgery, heart failure, knee replacement, nephrology, colon cancer surgery, abdominal aortic aneurysm and COPD.

The annual "Best Hospitals" rankings, now in its 30th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

For the 2019-20 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 165 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care 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.

"For 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to health care consumers nationwide," said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. "By providing the most comprehensive data available on nearly every hospital across the United States, we give patients, families and physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of procedures, conditions and specialties."

For more information, visit https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.

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