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July 13, 2001

HUP Once Again In The National "Honor Roll" Of Hospitals According To U.S. News & World Report

HUP the only Delaware Valley hospital represented on annual list

(Philadelphia, PA) - For the fifth consecutive year, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) has been listed in the "Honor Roll" of hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in its July 23 issue. The publication's annual ranking of hospitals in America lists HUP as one of only 16 hospitals in the nation - and the only one in the Delaware Valley region - to be recognized as an "Honor Roll" hospital for its exceptional performance in many specialty areas.

HUP's excellence was noted in 15 medical specialties: cancer; digestive disorders; ear, nose, and throat; eyes; geriatrics; gynecology; hormonal disorders; kidney disease; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; rehabilitation; respiratory disorders; rheumatology; urology; and psychiatry. No other Philadelphia-area hospital was cited for merit in as many specialty areas.

"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," noted Robert D. Martin, PhD, CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Established in 1874 as the nation's first teaching hospital, HUP is the flagship hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Health System - which also owns and operates Pennsylvania Hospital and Presbyterian Medical Center (both located in Philadelphia, Pa.) and Phoenixville Hospital (in Phoenixville, Pa.).

This year's rankings represent the twelfth consecutive year that U.S. News & World Report has produced its annual guide to "America's Best Hospitals." The complete guide appears in the July 23 edition, which will appear on newsstands on July 16. Rankings are also available online at www.usnews.com.

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