News Release
 

July 18, 2012

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Susan Phillips

215-662-2560

Perelman School of Medicine


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Penn Medicine Hospitals Recognized for Outstanding Performance by U.S. News & World Report

 

PHILADELPHIA — The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) has once again been ranked among the top 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 2012-2013 Honor Roll.

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 Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital ranked 3rd and 5th respectively. All three Penn Medicine hospitals also ranked among the top 10 hospitals in Pennsylvania.

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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 $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.