For more than two centuries, Penn Medicine has been committed to the highest standards of patient care, education and research. Penn's commitment has been recognized by peers, as well as by others throughout the Philadelphia region and across the nation.
Comprehensive Cancer Centers – National Cancer Institute
The Abramson Cancer Center is one of a select group of cancer centers in the country awarded the prestigious designation of Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. This status, which has been awarded to the Abramson Cancer Center continuously for the past 30 years.
Blue Distinction Centers® – Independence Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association recognized the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital as Blue Distinction Centers for Complex and Rare Cancers (2008).
LIVESTRONG™ Survivorship Center
The Abramson Cancer Center's Living Well After Cancer™ program was awarded the LIVESTRONG™ Survivorship Center of Excellence designation by the Lance Armstrong Foundation. It is the only LIVESTRONG™ Cancer Survivorship Center of Excellence in the region.
Breast Cancer Center of Excellence
In July of 2005, The Perelman School of Medicine was named a Breast Cancer Center of Excellence by the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program. This designation – which includes a $10 million grant – establishes Penn as one of only 14 such sites in the United States.
"Honor Roll" of America's Best Hospitals
U.S. News & World Report ranks the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania as #13 in the nation for Best Hospital for Cancer (2013), and #1 overall in the Philadelphia region (2013).
Top Doctors – Philadelphia Magazine
Each year, Philadelphia magazine compiles its "Top Doctors" list of the region's best physicians. The physicians at Penn Medicine always figure prominently on this list, and 2013 was no exception.