U.S. News & World Report 2019-20 Best Hospitals Rankings

July 30, 2019

To:Penn Medicine Colleagues

From:J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD
Kevin B. Mahoney

It is our pleasure to announce that Penn Medicine hospitals have been named among the top hospitals in the nation 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 21 institutions named to the publication’s Honor Roll out of nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide. Once again, HUP-PPMC was ranked #1 in the Philadelphia metro area.

Together, HUP and PPMC were also recognized for excellence in 11 specialties, including Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pulmonology & Lung Surgery, and Urology. HUP-PPMC was also rated as “high performing” in eight of the nine procedures and conditions ranked, including Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair; Aortic Valve Surgery; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD); Colon Cancer Surgery; Heart Bypass Surgery; Heart Failure; Knee Replacement; and Lung Cancer Surgery.

All four other Penn Medicine hospital entities also netted honors. Lancaster General Hospital (LGH) was ranked #7 in the state, and Chester County Hospital was ranked #13 in the state and #7 in the Philadelphia metro area. Pennsylvania Hospital was ranked #9 in state and #4 in the Philadelphia metro area, and was nationally ranked in Gynecology and Neurology & Neurosurgery. Princeton Health was ranked #11 in New Jersey.

To have our hospitals recognized 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 latest public recognition possible.