U.S. News & World Report has recognized Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC) as a high performing hospital in procedures and conditions for hip fracture in addition to receiving a 4-star rating in patient experience.
GRMC was one of nine member and managed WVU Medicine hospitals recognized as high performing. For the 2022-2023 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions.
Eligible hospitals received one of three ratings – high performing (694 hospitals), average (1,720 hospitals), or below average (575 hospitals) with the balance either not offering the service or performing too few of the procedures to be rated. GRMC’s high performing ranking for hip fractures is significantly better than the national average.
According to the U.S. News & World Report, a hospital’s hip fracture score is based on multiple data categories, including patient outcomes, prevention of readmission and more. GRMC received excellent quality indicator ratings in both readmission prevention and patient experience.
The U.S. News & World Report recently awarded GRMC a 4-star rating in patient experience. Scores are based on surveys taken from hospital inpatients after they were discharged inquiring about different aspects of their stay.
In the patient experience category, GRMC received two 5-star ratings in satisfaction with staff responsiveness and satisfaction with hospital room cleanliness.
As of July 1, GRMC became a full partner in the WVU Health System.
As a full partner of WVU Medicine, GRMC will continue to grow the available specialty services to the 46,000 people in GRMC’s service area, which includes parts of eight counties across Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Since clinically affiliating with WVU Medicine in 2015, GRMC has greatly increased the specialty care services available at its Oakland campus and transformed the hospital into a true regional medical center. GRMC now provides cancer care, urology and nephrology, dermatology, cardiopulmonary, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, and heart and vascular care services, among others.
For more information on Garrett Regional Medical Center, visit https://www.grmc-wvumedicine.org.