PHILADELPHIA — For the fourth consecutive year, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) has been ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The publication's annual ranking of hospitals in America lists HUP as one of only 17 hospitals in the nation to be recognized as an "Honor Roll" hospital for its exceptional performance, based on outstanding quality, expertise, technology, and experience. According to the editors, the Honor Roll distinction "signals both rare breadth and rare depth of medical excellence." HUP is the only hospital in the Philadelphia region to make the 2011-2012 Honor Roll.
In total, HUP medical specialties ranked in the top 20 across 15 of the 16 areas evaluated, including Cancer, Nephrology, Ophthalmology, ENT, Gastroenterology, Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Pulmonology, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Psychiatry, Rheumatology 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," said Garry Scheib, Chief Operating Officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Executive Director of HUP. "This recognition confirms the extraordinary commitment and superior level of performance by our dedicated teams of physicians, nurses, technologists, and staff at HUP."
In the publication's rating of regional hospitals, all three Penn Medicine hospitals were among the top 10 hospitals in Philadelphia. HUP again topped the list at #1, while Pennsylvania Hospital and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center rose in the rankings, ranking 4th and 10th respectively.
"Groundbreaking research by Penn physician-scientists translates directly into advanced medical care for our patients," noted Schieb. "Integrating care across disciplines, and making patients and their families' a central part of the care team, helps us deliver the most effective, advanced and compassionate care possible to our patients."
The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 16 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 $398 million awarded in the 2012 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; and Pennsylvania Hospital -- the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Penn Medicine also includes additional patient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region.
Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2012, Penn Medicine provided $827 million to benefit our community.