CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- UVA Hospital is the number one hospital in Virginia, number 42 in the entire U.S,
according to Newsweek's 2023 World's Best hospitals guide.

This is the second year UVA has received the ranking, but this year the judging was more detailed.

It considered patient-experience and reported outcome, quality care and patient safety scores, and input from 80 thousand medical experts.

CEO of UVA Medical Center Wendy Horton said the ranking reinforces and validates the goals they made in their strategic plan.

"To be the leading pubic academic health system and best place to work. And I think this award really exemplifies that. It's through the innovation, the research, the teaching, and through the clinical care that it's all coming together," she said.

Horton said the people who work at UVA are what makes it special.

She said if you see a caregiver from UVA health, thank them for their hard work.