Newswise – PHILADELPHIA – Penn Medicine hospitals have been re-ranked among the top in the nation by: US news and world report. The combined venture of the University of Pennsylvania Hospital and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center is ranked 13th in the country for the second year in a row and on the magazine’s prestigious annual honors list for the 16th consecutive year. HUP/PPMC was also ranked the best hospital in Pennsylvania and No. 1 in the Philadelphia metro area in the 2022 survey. Lancaster General Hospital also garnered impressive accolades, again ranking fourth in Pennsylvania.
HUP/PPMC is one of only 20 institutions named on the publication’s honors list — and the only one in Pennsylvania or the Philadelphia area — of more than 4,500 hospitals analyzed nationwide. Hospitals must perform near the top of the rankings in multiple specialties and conditions/treatments to earn a place on the honor roll.
In addition to ranking as an Honor Roll hospital, HUP/PPMC is ranked nationally for excellence in a dozen specialties: cancer; Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery; Diabetes & Endocrinology; ear nose throat; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Obstetrics & Gynecology; orthopedics; Pulmonology & Lung Surgery; Revalidation; and urology.
The combined company is also rated as performing well in 19 common adult procedures and conditions, including abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, spinal cord surgery (spinal fusion), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart attack, bypass surgery, heart failure , hip fracture, hip replacement surgery, kidney failure, knee replacement surgery, lung cancer surgery, ovarian cancer surgery, pneumonia, prostate cancer surgery, stroke, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
Additional Penn Medicine hospitals honored in the latest ranking are:
- Lancaster General Hospital ranks fourth in Pennsylvania and is ranked nationally in Diabetes & Endocrinology and Orthopedics, and rated as performing well in 15 common procedures and conditions in adults
- Pennsylvania Hospital is number 12 in Pennsylvania
- Chester County Hospital is number 17 in Pennsylvania
- Princeton Health is number 6 in New Jersey
Full ranking, as well as the US news and world report Best Hospitals methodology, is available at www.usnews.com/besthospitals.
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 country’s first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health Systemwhich together form a $9.9 billion company.
The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top medical schools in the United States for more than 20 years, according to US News & World Report’s survey of research-oriented medical schools. The school is consistently among the largest recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $546 million awarded in fiscal year 2021.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System’s patient care facilities include: University of Pennsylvania Hospital and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center – recognized by US News & World Report as one of the best ‘Honor Roll’ hospitals in the country – Chester County Hospital; General health of Lancaster; Penn Medicine Princeton Health; and Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first hospital, founded in 1751. Other facilities and ventures include Good Shepherd Penn Partners, Penn Medicine at Home, Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital, and Princeton House Behavioral Health.
Penn Medicine is powered by a talented and dedicated workforce of more than 47,000 people. The organization also has alliances with the best health systems in both Southeast Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, opening up more options for patients wherever they live.
Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal 2021, Penn Medicine has made more than $619 million available to our community.