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PHILADELPHIA – Penn Medicine hospitals have once again been ranked among the top hospitals in the nation by U.S News & World Report. The combined enterprise of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center was named to the magazine’s prestigious Honor Roll list for the 14th consecutive year, and twelve clinical specialties also received top rankings. HUP-PPMC ranked as the #1 hospital in Pennsylvania and #1 in the Philadelphia metro area, in the 2020-2021 annual survey by the magazine.

Out of more than 4,500 hospitals analyzed nationwide, Penn Medicine is among only 20 institutions to be named to this year’s Honor Roll, and the only one in the Philadelphia region. Hospitals must each perform near the top of the rankings in multiple specialties and conditions/treatments in order to earn a place on the Honor Roll.

The Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian were nationally ranked for excellence in 12 specialties, including Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology & Lung Surgery, and Urology.

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The combined enterprise was also rated as High Performing in all 10 of the Common Adult Procedures and Conditions evaluated by the magazine, which include Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aortic Valve Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Lung Cancer Surgery. They were also recognized for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), which is a new addition to the ratings this year.

All four of Penn Medicine’s other hospitals also earned honors:

  • Lancaster General Health ranked #4 in Pennsylvania, and nationally ranked in Orthopedics
  • Chester County Hospital ranked #10 in the state, #5 in the Philadelphia region, and nationally ranked in Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Pennsylvania Hospital ranked #4 in Philadelphia, #8 in the state, and nationally ranked in Gynecology
  • Princeton Health ranked #9 in New Jersey, #24 in the New York Metro Area, and was recognized as High Performing in Orthopedics

The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 31st 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.

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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 $8.6 billion enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top medical schools in the United States for more than 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 $494 million awarded in the 2019 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; and Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional facilities and enterprises include Good Shepherd Penn Partners, Penn Medicine at Home, Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital, and Princeton House Behavioral Health, among others.

Penn Medicine is powered by a talented and dedicated workforce of more than 43,900 people. The organization also has alliances with top community health systems across both Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, creating more options for patients no matter where they live.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2019, Penn Medicine provided more than $583 million to benefit our community.

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