Did Your Virginia Hospital Make the Grade?

When a person becomes injured or suffers an illness, they put their trust in the hospital or medical facility treating them. Unfortunately, as borne out by the number of medical malpractice lawsuits filed each year, that is not always the case. To help provide patients with a resource to determine which medical facilities in their area have potentially dangerous issues, the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety publishes a Hospital Safety Guide that grades thousands of hospitals nationwide. The guide is published twice a year.

The categories that each facility is graded on are:

The grades are all peer-reviewed and compiled by a panel of safety experts using national performance measures and surveys. The grade the facility receives represents its overall performance and its ability to keep patients from exposure to medical errors and preventable injuries. The panel uses an A, B, C, D, or F grading system.

Preventable hospital errors are one of the leading causes of death in this country, killing anywhere from 160,000 to 400,000 victims each year (depending on the study). According to the publishers of this guide, a patient who is treated at a facility that has a D or F rating has a 92 percent higher risk of dying from a safety issue than a patient who is treated at a hospital with an A rating.

The following list is how Virginia’s hospitals were graded in the spring 2024 Leapfrog Hospital Safety report:

Grade A

  • Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center
  • Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center
  • Buchanan General Hospital
  • Carilion New River Valley Medical Center
  • Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital
  • Centra Southside Community Hospital
  • Clinch Valley Medical Center
  • Danville Regional Medical Center
  • Fauquier Hospital
  • Henrico Doctors’ Hospital
  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital
  • Inova Loudoun Hospital
  • Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
  • LewisGale Hospital – Pulaski
  • LewisGale Hospital Alleghany
  • LewisGale Hospital Montgomery
  • Parham Doctors’ Hospital
  • Reston Hospital Center
  • Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg
  • Riverside Regional Medical Center
  • Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital
  • Riverside Walter Reed Hospital
  • Sentara CarePlex Hospital
  • Sentara Leigh Hospital
  • Sentara Princess Anne Hospital
  • Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital
  • Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
  • Southampton Memorial Hospital
  • StoneSprings Hospital Center
  • Tri-Cities Hospital
  • Twin County Regional Healthcare
  • University of Virginia Medical Center
  • UVA Haymarket Medical Center
  • UVA Health Culpeper Medical Center
  • UVA Prince William Medical Center
  • VCU Health Tappahannock Hospital
  • Virginia Hospital Center–Arlington Health System
  • Warren Memorial Hospital
  • Winchester Medical Center

Grade B

  • Alexander T. Augusta Military Medical Center (formerly Fort Belvoir Community Hospital)
  • Augusta Health
  • Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital
  • Chippenham Hospital
  • Inova Alexandria Hospital
  • Johnston-Willis Hospital
  • LewisGale Medical Center
  • Mary Immaculate Hospital
  • Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
  • Retreat Doctors’ Hospital
  • Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital
  • Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital
  • Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
  • Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center
  • Sentara Obici Hospital
  • Sentara RMH Medical Center
  • Stafford Hospital

Grade C

  • Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center
  • Bon Secours Southside Regional Medical Center
  • Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital of Richmond
  • Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
  • Centra Lynchburg General Hospital
  • Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital
  • Chesapeake Regional Medical Center
  • Johnston Memorial Hospital
  • Sovah Health Martinsville
  • Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
  • VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital
  • VCU Medical Center Main Hospital

Grade D

Mary Washington Hospital

Not Graded

Lonesome Pine Hospital

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