The U.S. News and World Report ranked Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital as the fourth best hospital in Virginia.

The hospital scored high in patient safety, as well as commitment to reducing accidents and medical mistakes. It was competitive with the best nationally ranked hospitals in 10 adults specialties, including diabetes and gynecology.

Carilion said this recognition is huge for our region.

"It really shows us the dedication of our team members, of the work they've been doing over the last several years, particularly the past couple years, as we focus on improving quality of care in this region," said Carilion Medical Center President and COO Steve Arner.

Last year, the hospital ranked eighth in the state.

When asked whether they would recommend Roanoke Memorial to friends and family, 74 percent of patients said they would. The state average is 69 percent.

Likewise, Roanoke Memorial had fewer unhappy patients than the average hospital.

The hospital saw more than 36,000 patients last year and performed more than 70,000 surgeries.

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk ranked highest in Virginia.

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