US News & World Reports Hospital Surveys: Johnston Memorial Hospital

I have already shared with our readers the U.S. News 2017 – 2108 Hospital Survey ratings for Carilion Roanoke Memorial HospitalLewis-Gale Medical Center, and Memorial Hospital of Martinsville, and Danville Regional Medical Center.  Today, I will share the results of the survey for Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Virginia.  

Johnston Memorial Hospital (JMH) is a general medical and surgical hospital with 116 beds. Survey data for the latest year available shows that 41,308 patients visited the hospital’s emergency room. The hospital had a total of 9,009 admissions. Its physicians performed 1,468 inpatient and 5,265 outpatient surgeries.

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

1.  Orthopedics – rated 32 out of 100, unranked in the United States, and not high performing.

2.  Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Surgery – rated 39 out of 100, unranked in the United States, and not high performing.

3.  Urology – rated 39 out of 100, unranked in the United States, and not high performing.

4.  Geriatrics – rated 35 out of 100, unranked in the United States, and not high performing. 

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

My Take:  Be an informed healthcare consumer and know the capabilities and limitations of the hospital you chose.  Your life may depend on your decision.

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.