Penn Medicine Hospitals Ranked Among the Nation's Top Hospitals

July 27, 2021

Dear Penn Medicine Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that for the 15th year in a row, Penn Medicine hospitals have been ranked among the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The combined enterprise of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center has been named #13 on the publication’s prestigious Honor Roll, and the top hospital in both Pennsylvania and Philadelphia. Lancaster General Health also garnered impressive honors this year, ranking #4 in Pennsylvania.

HUP/PPMC is among only 20 institutions – and the only one in both Pennsylvania and Philadelphia -- named to the publication’s Honor Roll out of more than 4,500 hospitals analyzed nationwide.

 HUP/PPMC were nationally ranked for excellence in a dozen clinical specialties:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Gynecology
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pulmonology & Lung Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Urology

The combined enterprise was also rated as High Performing in 16 out of 17 Common Adult Procedures and Conditions evaluated as part of the program.

  Additional Penn Medicine hospitals also earned honors in the latest rankings:

  • Lancaster General Health ranked #4 in Pennsylvania, is nationally ranked in Orthopedics and Urology, and is rated as High Performing in 15 Common Adult Procedures and Conditions
  • Pennsylvania Hospital ranked #11 in Pennsylvania and #4 in the Philadelphia region
  • Chester County Hospital ranked #14 in Pennsylvania and #8 in the Philadelphia region

Penn Medicine is always committed to providing best-in-class care, and after one of the most challenging years on record due to the pandemic, we are especially proud to see our clinical excellence again recognized nationally. Though rankings programs are just one measure of our work, our consistent presence on the U.S.News & World Report Honor Roll reflects the tireless dedication that our teams demonstrate every day.

 We are proud to be among such esteemed peers at a time when healthcare workers are more essential than ever. Thank you for all that you do each day for the communities we serve.

The complete rankings as well as the U.S. News & World Report methodology can be found at

J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD

Executive Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System

Dean, Perelman School of Medicine

Kevin B. Mahoney

CEO, University of Pennsylvania Health System