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U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Carilion in the 2023-24 Best Hospitals Rankings


Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital ranked fourth in Virginia and “Best” in the region. Several Carilion community hospitals were also recognized as high performers.

U.S. News & World Report released its latest hospital rankings, and Carilion received several honors.

The system’s flagship hospital, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, ranked fourth overall in Virginia. It was also named among the elite 12% percent of hospitals nationwide to win “Best” honors by U.S. News & World Report, maintaining its title of “Best Regional Hospital” in southwestern Virginia.  

Roanoke Memorial was rated as high performing in 16 categories and two specialties: 

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair 
  • Acute kidney failure 
  • COPD  
  • Colon cancer surgery  
  • Diabetes  
  • Heart attack  
  • Heart bypass surgery  
  • Hip replacement  
  • Knee replacement
  • Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma
  • Lung cancer surgery  
  • Orthopaedics specialty 
  • Pneumonia 
  • Prostate cancer surgery 
  • Stroke  
  • TAVR  
  • Urology specialty  
  • Maternity and prenatal care (announced separately in Dec. 2022)  

Being recognized as high performing is the highest distinction a hospital can earn for a procedure and condition. It signifies that a specialty or procedure is in the top 10-20% nationally, noting excellent clinical outcomes, level of nursing care and patient experience.  

Several Carilion community hospitals also received high-performing marks. Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital, Carilion Giles Community Hospital, Carilion New River Valley Medical Center and Carilion Tazewell Community Hospital were recognized as high performing in COPD. New River also earned additional high-performing status in treating kidney failure and heart failure.

“These rankings and ratings speak to our teams’ passion and dedication to quality and patient safety,” said Steve Arner, president and chief operating officer of Carilion. “I am so proud of the care our teams provide every single day. It’s great to see their commitment recognized on the national stage.”  

To read more about the rankings, see “Best Hospitals in Virginia” on the U.S. News & World Report website.