(Philadelphia, PA) - For the sixth 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 22nd issue. The publication's annual ranking of hospitals in America lists HUP as one of only 17 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.

In total, HUP's expertise was noted in 14 of 17 medical specialties: Cancer; Digestive Disorders; Ear, Nose & Throat; Eyes; Geriatrics; Gynecology; Heart & Heart Surgery; Hormonal Disorders; Kidney Disease; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Psychiatry; Rheumatology; Respiratory Disorders; and Urology. No other Philadelphia-area hospital was cited for merit in as many specialties.

"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 Garry Scheib, Senior Vice President of Hospital Operations for the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Executive Director of HUP. "Groundbreaking research by Penn physician-scientists translates directly into advanced medical care in the Delaware Valley. Cancer, neuroscience, and genetics are just a few areas in which Penn has brought the future of medicine closer."

This year's rankings represent the thirteenth consecutive year that HUP has appeared in the U.S. News & World Report's annual guide to "America's Best Hospitals." The complete guide appears in the July 22 edition, which will appear on newsstands on July 15. 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.

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