U.S. News & World Report 2018-19 Best Hospitals Rankings

August 14, 2018

To:Penn Medicine Colleagues

From:J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD
Ralph W. Muller

It is our pleasure to announce that Penn Medicine hospitals have once again been named among the top hospitals in the nation and #1 in the state of Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report in the magazine’s annual “Best Hospitals” rankings.

As the combined Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, we were among only 20 institutions – and the only one in the Philadelphia region – named to the publication’s Honor Roll out of nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide. In addition to being named #1 in Pennsylvania, HUP-PPMC was once again ranked #1 in the Philadelphia metro area.

Together, HUP and PPMC were also recognized for our excellence in 12 specialties, including Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, and Urology.

All four other Penn Medicine hospitals also netted honors. Lancaster General Health (LGH) was ranked #6 in the state, and Chester County Hospital was ranked #10 in the state, #5 in the Philadelphia region, and nationally ranked in Diabetes & Endocrinology. Pennsylvania Hospital was ranked #6 in Philadelphia, #12 in the state, and was nationally ranked in Gynecology and Orthopedics. Princeton Health, which joined Penn Medicine in early 2018, was ranked #10 in New Jersey and #20 in the New York Metro Area.

To have our hospitals recognized so highly year after year is an outstanding accomplishment of which everyone can be proud. Your dedication to delivering world-class care is demonstrated by the clinical excellence, generosity, and compassion you provide to our patients and visitors every day, and your commitment to innovative approaches to medical treatments and research has instilled confidence in our community, our city, our nation, and the world.

Complete rankings as well as the U.S. News & World Report methodology can be found at www.usnews.com/besthospitals.

Congratulations and many thanks for your efforts that make this this latest public recognition possible.