US News & World Reports Hospital Surveys: Lewis-Gale Medical Center

My last blog shared the U.S. News 2017 – 2018 Hospital Survey results for Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.  Today, I will share the results of the survey for the Roanoke Valley’s other major hospital, Lewis-Gale Medical Center.

Lewis-Gale Medical Center (LGMC) is a general medical and surgical hospital in Salem, VA, with 521 beds. Survey data for the latest year available shows that 191,532 patients visited the hospital’s emergency room. The hospital had a total of 23,906 admissions. Its physicians performed 3,917 inpatient and 5,740 outpatient surgeries.

 I will summarize LGMC’s ratings in the following high volume medical specialties:

1.  Neurology and Neurosurgery – rated 17 out of 100, unranked in the United States, and not high performing.

2.  Cancer Treatment – rated 19 out of 100, unranked in the United States, and not high performing.

3.  Orthopedics – rated 20 out of 100, unranked in the United States, and not high performing.

4.  Diabetes and Endocrinology – rated 18 out of 100, unranked in the United States, and not high performing. 

LGMC did not have one medical specialty or department recognized as high performing.  Read the report here.

My Take:  I know rankings and ratings are subject to differing interpretations and differences in opinion as to value but the U. S. News hospital survey for Lewis-Gale Hospital is bad news.

Dan Frith

Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at dfrith@frithlawfirm.com.