Best Hospitals in Washington, DC

Of all 58 hospitals in the Washington DC metropolitan area, the 21 listed below are the top-ranking. This metro area includes Alexandria and Arlington County, Va., and Bethesda and Rockville, Md.

How We Rank Hospitals

Rankings in Metro Areas

Metro Rank Hospital No. of Specialties Nationally Ranked No. of Specialties High-Performing
#1

Inova Fairfax Hospital

Falls Church, VA

Ranked #3 in Virginia

1 Nationally Ranked Specialty
11 High-Performing Specialties
#2

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Washington, DC

1 Nationally Ranked Specialty
8 High-Performing Specialties
#3

MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital

Washington, DC

1 Nationally Ranked Specialty
#4

Holy Cross Hospital

Silver Spring, MD

Ranked #9 in Maryland

9 High-Performing Specialties

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#4

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Washington, DC

9 High-Performing Specialties
#6

Inova Alexandria Hospital

Alexandria, VA

Ranked #6 in Virginia

8 High-Performing Specialties
#7

Inova Loudoun Hospital

Leesburg, VA

Ranked #8 in Virginia

6 High-Performing Specialties
#7

Mary Washington Hospital

Fredericksburg, VA

Ranked #8 in Virginia

6 High-Performing Specialties
#7

Washington Adventist Hospital

Takoma Park, MD

Ranked #14 in Maryland

6 High-Performing Specialties
#10

George Washington University Hospital

Washington, DC

5 High-Performing Specialties

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The Methodology & Awards

Gold — Nationally Ranked: hospitals that excel in difficult cases in one or more specialties.

Silver — High-Performing: hospitals in the tier just below nationally ranked Best Hospitals.

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