For the first time in the health system’s history, a WVU Medicine program is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine ranked WVU Medicine-WVU Hospitals Urology 26th in the nation.
Urology has been recognized as high performing by U.S. News for each of the last three years, and each year it has been the only urology service acknowledged in West Virginia.
“WVU Medicine has set a course to become a nationally recognized health system, and our first national ranking confirms that we’re heading in the right direction,” Albert Wright, president and CEO of West Virginia University Health System, said. “Our urology program has been a consistent point of pride, and it’s only getting better.”
The WVU School of Medicine established a new Department of Urology effective August 1; previously the program was a section housed in the Department of Surgery.
“We are honored to be recognized nationally by this prestigious publication,” Stanley Zaslau, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Urology, said. “I am thankful for our dedicated staff and leadership of WVU Medicine who have supported our enthusiasm and tireless energy to perform at the highest level for our patients.”
This news was also shared locally in the Morgantown Dominion-Post on 8/12/2017.