HUP the only Delaware Valley hospital represented on
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
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 www.usnews.com.
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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 $5.3 billion enterprise.
The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 18 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 $373 million awarded in the 2015 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 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 Chestnut Hill Hospital and Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.
Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2015, Penn Medicine provided $253.3 million to benefit our community.