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PHILADELPHIA — For the fourth year in a row, Penn Medicine hospitals have been ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, achieving Honor Roll status and top rankings in 11 clinical specialties. Together, the combined enterprise of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center was ranked as the 10th best hospital in the United States, and the #1 hospital in Pennsylvania, in the 2017-2018 annual survey by the magazine. Once again, the hospitals are also ranked #1 in the Philadelphia metro area.

Out of nearly 5,000 hospitals analyzed nationwide, Penn Medicine is among only 20 institutions to be named to the publication’s 2017-2018 Honor Roll. According to the magazine’s editors, Honor Roll hospitals each perform near the top of the rankings in at least half a dozen specialty areas.

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian were nationally ranked for excellence in 11 specialties, including Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, and Urology.

All three other Penn Medicine hospitals also netted honors: Chester County Hospital was ranked #5 in the Philadelphia region and #9 in the state. Pennsylvania Hospital was ranked #7 in Philadelphia, #14 in the state, and was nationally ranked in Orthopedics. Lancaster General Health (LGH) was ranked #6 in the state.

The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 28th year, recognize hospitals for their exceptional performance, based on outstanding quality, expertise, technology, and experience.

Complete rankings as well as the U.S. News & World Report methodology can be found at www.usnews.com/besthospitals.

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 $6.7 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 $392 million awarded in the 2016 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 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 2016, Penn Medicine provided $393 million to benefit our community.

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