Are U.S. News & World Report Hospital Rankings Accurate?
Readers of Fredericksburg.com challenged the announcement that Mary Washington Hospital and its new ranking by U.S. News & World Report. The Fredericksburg hospital as the sixth-best hospital in Virginia with eight “high performing” specialties one of which is Geriatrics.
“Over the last several years, Mary Washington has dropped most of its geriatrics services. However, it remains a minority partner with Dantra Healthcare in the Senior Care Geriatric Medical Center in Spotsylvania. The private practice opened in 2011. Dr. Samuel Umesegha, its physician, is a fellowship-trained geriatrician who has privileges at the hospital.” states a recent blog post.
Another reader questioned these rankings by purchasing promotional or marketing packages from the magazine.