Tamara Wheeler
Mary Washington Healthcare
(540) 741-1412

FREDERICKSBURG, VA —  August 3, 2023 — Mary Washington Hospital (MWH) has been named by U.S. News & World Report to its 2023-2024 Best Hospitals as a High Performing hospital for 12 adult procedures and conditions including lung and colon cancer surgeries, heart bypass surgery, hip and knee replacements, along with procedures and conditions related to heart attacks, heart failure, diabetes, kidney failure, stroke; pneumonia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This is the highest distinction a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals Procedures & Conditions ratings. 

The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.

“This recognition celebrates the commitment to excellence demonstrated by the physicians and staff who care for our patients every day,” said Mike McDermott, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mary Washington Healthcare. “Mary Washington Hospital being named seventh in the state and fifth in the Washington DC metropolitan area shows our dedication to providing the best possible care to our community.” 

U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions. Hospitals awarded a “Best” designation excelled at factors such as clinical outcomes, level of nursing care and patient experience.

“For 34 years, U.S. News has provided data-informed rankings to help patients and their doctors find the best hospital to treat their illness or condition,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “Fewer than half of evaluated hospitals earned any High Performing rating. Hospitals that are High Performing have excelled in providing high quality care in specific procedures and/or conditions.”

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About Mary Washington Healthcare:
Mary Washington Healthcare is a fully integrated, regional medical system that provides inpatient and outpatient care through over 60 facilities including Mary Washington Hospital, a 471-bed regional medical center, and Stafford Hospital, a 100-bed community hospital. Mary Washington Healthcare is a non-profit health system with a longstanding commitment to provide care regardless of ability to pay. For more information about our services and facilities, visit  

About U.S. News & World Report:
U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower consumers, business leaders and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives and communities. A multifaceted digital media company with Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News, Real Estate, Careers and 360 Reviews platforms, U.S. News provides rankings, independent reporting, data journalism, consumer advice and U.S. News Live events. More than 40 million people visit each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.