Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital is ranked 4th in Virginia in U.S. News & World Report's 2014-15 Best Hospital list. According to U.S. News, Carilion's flagship hospital:
"performed nearly at the level of nationally ranked U.S. News Best Hospitals in 10 adult specialties...It scored high in patient safety, demonstrating commitment to reducing accidents and medical mistakes."
The 10 adult specialties earning "high performing" status are; Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Pulmonology, and Urology.
UPDATE - Carilon Roanoke Memorial Hospital President Steve Arner spoke with WDBJ-TV about the ranking.
"Our region is fortunate to have exceptional healthcare," said Carilion Clinic President and CEO Nancy Howell Agee. "Our caring, compassionate physicians, nurses, health professionals and dedicated staff are passionate indeed about improving the health of the communities we serve. These rankings are reflective of our collective efforts towards better health and a great patient experience. We have a trifold focus... exceptional service, excellence in acute and trauma care, and improving mortality and morbidity of chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart failure.