I recently shared some of the ratings for Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital (CRMH) as reported by the U.S News 2017 – 2018 hospital survey. You can read that blog post here.
My local newspaper, the Roanoke Times, ran an article today on those same survey results titled, “
Roanoke Memorial Ranked No. 3 in State.” The title is correct and kudos to CRMH.
My problem with the Roanoke Times article is that it failed to report how poorly the hospital did in the areas of neurology, neurosurgery, gynecology, and cancer treatment. I think these are pretty important medical specialties. Another important omission in the newspaper’s glowing article is that CRMH is unranked for a large number of pediatric specialties including: cancer, gastroenterology/gastrointestinal surgery, neurology/neurosurgery, orthopedics, and pulmonary. Why is CRMH unranked for these very important pediatric areas of practice? Why did the newspaper article fail to mention the areas of medical specialty in which the hospital did not excel?