Nationally Ranked Care

In the 2019-2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania- Penn Presbyterian was ranked #1 in Philadelphia and #18 in the nation for Cardiology and Heart Surgery.

Get With The Guidelines® - Heart Failure

The following Penn Medicine hospitals have been recognized by the American Heart Association for excellence in implementing the Get With The Guidelines® Program to improve quality in our heart failure programs:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Gold Plus
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Gold Award
  • Chester County Hospital: Silver Plus and Target HF
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Silver Plus 

Mission: Lifeline® - Coronary Artery Disease 

The following Penn Medicine hospitals have been recognized by the American Heart Association for excellence in implementing the Mission: Lifeline® Program to improve quality and patient outcomes:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Silver Plus Award
  • Chester County Hospital: Gold Award

Becker’s Hospital Review 

In 2018, Penn Medicine was listed as one of a 100 hospitals and health systems with great heart programs. Hospitals or health systems named to the list “are national leaders in cardiovascular healthcare and have invested in their cardiology and cardiovascular surgery programs.”

becker's heart award

The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® Advanced Certifications

Several Penn Medicine Hospitals have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Heart Failure and Advanced Ventricular Assist Device Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.  

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Advanced Heart Failure Certification
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Advanced Ventricular Assist Device Certification

Joint Commission seal for perinatal care