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Penn Medicine Hospitals Named Among Top Ten in Nation and #1 in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report

USNewsPenn Medicine hospitals have once again been ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the nation and #1 in Pennsylvania 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 is ranked as the 9th best hospital in the United States for the 2016-2017 annual survey by U.S. News. Once again, the hospitals are also ranked #1 in the Philadelphia metro area.

According to the magazine’s editors, the Honor Roll distinction “signals both rare breadth and rare depth of medical excellence,” with each hospital performing near the top of the rankings in at least half a dozen specialty areas.   

Out of nearly 5,000 hospitals analyzed nationwide, Penn Medicine is among only 20 institutions – and the only one in the Philadelphia region – to be named to the publication’s 2016-2017 Honor Roll.

The hospitals are also recognized for excellence in 11 specialties, including Cancer, Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT), Nephrology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Geriatrics, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, and Urology.

Two other Penn Medicine hospitals also netted honors: Chester County Hospital is ranked #6 in the Philadelphia region and 12th in the state. Lancaster General Health (LGH) is ranked 5th in the state, and nationally ranked in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery and Pulmonology.

The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 27th 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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