| July 13, 2001
HUP Once Again In The National "Honor
Roll" Of Hospitals According To U.S. News & World
HUP the only Delaware Valley hospital represented on
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
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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