PHILADELPHIA — For the second consecutive year, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center has ranked among the nation's top 100 hospitals, according to the annual study by Truven Health Analytics, formerly the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters. The study identifies the 100 Top Hospitals based on their overall organizational performance in 10 areas including mortality, patient safety, patient satisfaction, adherence to clinical standards of care, and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia. Penn Presbyterian was recognized in the category of Major Teaching Hospitals, and is one of only two in the state of Pennsylvania to be included in the new study. In October, Truven Health also named Penn Presbyterian one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the nation.
“Being listed among the top 100 hospitals is further proof of Penn Presbyterian’s positive impact to the community and our dedication to providing the highest-quality patient care,” said Michele Volpe, executive director and CEO, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. “This honor, in conjunction with our other accomplishments over the last year – including achieving Magnet recognition, Primary Stroke Certification, and the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission in Orthopaedics – are great reminders of the extraordinary faculty and staff who give so much of themselves here every day. We look forward to continuing to foster this culture of excellence and growth in the years to come.”
To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers evaluated 2,922 short-term, acute-care, non-federal hospitals. They used public information — Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website. Winners are stratified by five separate peer comparison groups: major teaching, teaching, large community, medium community, and small community hospitals.
For more than a century, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center has provided outstanding health care services. It has grown tremendously over the years, and today Penn Presbyterian combines state-of-the-art technology with personalized medicine to deliver superior quality care to every patient. Penn Presbyterian has an outstanding track record of medical accomplishments – such as creating one of the first coronary care units in the country – and in recent years, the hospital has become a leader in performing minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery.
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 $5.3 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 $409 million awarded in the 2014 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 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 2014, Penn Medicine provided $771 million to benefit our community.
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