HUP the only Delaware Valley hospital represented on annual list

(Philadelphia, PA) - For the fifth consecutive year, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) has been listed in the "Honor Roll" of hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in its July 23 issue. The publication's annual ranking of hospitals in America lists HUP as one of only 16 hospitals in the nation - and the only one in the Delaware Valley region - to be recognized as an "Honor Roll" hospital for its exceptional performance in many specialty areas.

HUP's excellence was noted in 15 medical specialties: cancer; digestive disorders; ear, nose, and throat; eyes; geriatrics; gynecology; hormonal disorders; kidney disease; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; rehabilitation; respiratory disorders; rheumatology; urology; and psychiatry. No other Philadelphia-area hospital was cited for merit in as many specialty areas.

"HUP's consistent presence on the Honor Roll is a reflection of our commitment to excellence in patient care and a tribute to the dedication of our faculty and staff," noted Robert D. Martin, PhD, CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Established in 1874 as the nation's first teaching hospital, HUP is the flagship hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Health System - which also owns and operates Pennsylvania Hospital and Presbyterian Medical Center (both located in Philadelphia, Pa.) and Phoenixville Hospital (in Phoenixville, Pa.).

This year's rankings represent the twelfth consecutive year that U.S. News & World Report has produced its annual guide to "America's Best Hospitals." The complete guide appears in the July 23 edition, which will appear on newsstands on July 16. Rankings are also available online at

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Penn Medicine is one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $7.8 billion enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 20 years, according to U.S. News & World Report’s survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation’s top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $405 million awarded in the 2017 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System’s patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center — which are recognized as one of the nation’s top “Honor Roll” hospitals by U.S. News & World Report — Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Medicine Princeton Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital – the nation’s first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine, and Princeton House Behavioral Health, a leading provider of highly skilled and compassionate behavioral healthcare.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2017, Penn Medicine provided $500 million to benefit our community.

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