News Release
 

July 15, 2010

CONTACT: Marc Kaplan
215-662-2560
marc.kaplan@uphs.upenn.edu

Penn Medicine - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and University of Pennsylvania Health System


This release is available online at
http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/2010/07/best-hospitals/

Penn Medicine Hospitals Recognized for Outstanding Performance in U.S.News & World Report Best Hospitals Survey

HUP Ranked Among the Nation’s Top 10 for Three Consecutive Years

PHILADELPHIA – For the third consecutive year, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) has been ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the nation in U.S.News & World Report’s rankings of the best hospitals in America. The publication’s annual ranking of hospitals placed HUP 9th out of the more than 4,800 facilities surveyed. HUP is the only hospital in the Philadelphia region, and one of only 14 hospitals nationwide, to be placed on the publication’s “Honor Roll” list in recognition of excellence in multiple specialties.

The survey also breaks out the top hospitals in the nation according to 16 specialties. HUP ranked in the top 20 in 15 specialty categories: Cancer; Diabetes & Endocrinology; Ear, Nose, & Throat; Gastroenterology; Geriatrics; Gynecology; Heart & Heart Surgery; Kidney Disorders; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Ophthalmology; Orthopaedics; Psychiatry; Pulmonology; Rheumatology; and Urology.

In addition, Pennsylvania Hospital was ranked among the nation’s best for Orthopaedics.

Since 1990, U.S.News & World Report has published this annual special issue, which provides a ranking of hospital quality of care on a nationwide basis and is meant to help consumers make informed decisions when looking for hospital care. The survey evaluates hospitals based on factors such as mortality rate, procedure volume, patient safety, technology, nurse staffing, factors related to the individual specialties, and reputation among a group of randomly selected, board-certified physicians. This year, only 152 of the 4,852 hospitals scored high enough to rank in even a single specialty. To be on the “Honor Roll,” hospitals must be ranked very highly in at least six of the 16 specialties.

The complete guide appears in the August edition of the magazine. Rankings are also available online 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 $4.3 billion enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 17 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 2013 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania -- recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report; Penn Presbyterian Medical Center; Chester County Hospital; 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 2013, Penn Medicine provided $814 million to benefit our community.