Over the years, Pennsylvania Hospital has received numerous awards and recognitions for health care excellence.
In May 2008, Philadelphia Magazine recognized 22 Pennsylvania Hospital physicians as "Top Docs".
In May 2004, a study in AARP Modern Maturity ranked Pennsylvania Hospital as one of the Top Ten Hospitals in America. The hospital received additional honors for cardiac care, cardio-vascular surgeries, infectious care, knee-hip orthopaedics and pulmonary care — all five specialties are also ranked within the top 10 in the nation.
In JCAHO's 2003 survey of the hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital received a score of 96, with no citations. Additionally, Pennsylvania Hospital received top-tier reviews from the Pennsylvania State Department of Health.
In January 2008 The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) recognized Pennsylvania Hospital as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®. The ASMBS Center of Excellence designation recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery.
The program underwent a series of site inspections during which all aspects of the program's surgical processes were closely examined and data on health outcomes was collected.