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WebMD, Medscape recognize UVA Health for multiple areas of patient care

Rebecca Barnabi
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UVA Health has earned national recognition for its cancer, heart, orthopedics, neurology and digestive health care by WebMD and Medscape.

The 2023-24 WebMD Patient Choice and Medscape Physician Choice awards are based on surveys of consumers and healthcare providers that asked which health systems provide “the best overall quality and treatment capability.” UVA Health was selected as a leading Virginia health system by both consumers and healthcare providers in all five specialties surveyed by WebMD and Medscape.

“Building destination programs for patient care is a core component of our 10-year strategic plan,” Dr. K. Craig Kent, chief executive officer for UVA Health and UVA’s executive vice president for health affairs, said. “Seeing our high-quality care commended by both patients and healthcare providers is especially heartening, and I thank our team members for the hard work that earned these honors.”

Within the five specialty areas surveyed, UVA Health and UVA Cancer Center were selected by patients as a leading Virginia health system in 23 conditions or treatments — more than any other health system in Virginia. UVA Health Neurology was further honored with the WebMD Elite Choice Award, which recognizes health systems preferred by patients and care providers by a 2-to-1 margin over other health systems in their region.

The full list of awardees from UVA Health:

Along with the honors from Medscape and WebMD, UVA Cancer Center’s excellent patient care and groundbreaking research has earned it the prestigious Comprehensive Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute. UVA is one of only 56 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country.

UVA Health Orthopedics was also recently named among 100 great orthopedic program by Becker’s Hospital Review and now sees patients at one of the nation’s largest outpatient orthopedic centers, a 200,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility on Ivy Road in Charlottesville near the intersection of U.S. 29 and U.S. 250 that brings comprehensive orthopedic services in a single, convenient location.

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca J. Barnabi is the national editor of Augusta Free Press. A graduate of the University of Mary Washington, she began her journalism career at The Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star. In 2013, she was awarded first place for feature writing in the Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia Awards Program, and was honored by the Virginia School Boards Association’s 2019 Media Honor Roll Program for her coverage of Waynesboro Schools. Her background in newspapers includes writing about features, local government, education and the arts.