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July 12, 2002

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Garners Kudos From U.S. News & World Report's Annual Rankings

(Philadelphia, PA) - For the sixth 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 22nd issue. The publication's annual ranking of hospitals in America lists HUP as one of only 17 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.

In total, HUP's expertise was noted in 14 of 17 medical specialties: Cancer; Digestive Disorders; Ear, Nose & Throat; Eyes; Geriatrics; Gynecology; Heart & Heart Surgery; Hormonal Disorders; Kidney Disease; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Psychiatry; Rheumatology; Respiratory Disorders; 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," noted Garry Scheib, Senior Vice President of Hospital Operations for the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Executive Director of HUP. "Groundbreaking research by Penn physician-scientists translates directly into advanced medical care in the Delaware Valley. Cancer, neuroscience, and genetics are just a few areas in which Penn has brought the future of medicine closer."

This year's rankings represent the thirteenth consecutive year that HUP has appeared in the U.S. News & World Report's annual guide to "America's Best Hospitals." The complete guide appears in the July 22 edition, which will appear on newsstands on July 15. Rankings are also available online at www.usnews.com.


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