Penn Medicine hospitals rated tops by U.S. News & World Report

Submitted photoConstruction continues at Chester County Hospital on a a 250,000 square-foot expansion and 26,000 square-foot renovation project. Penn Medicine hospitals have been ranked among the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, achieving Honor Roll status and top rankings in 12 clinical specialties

Philadelphia >> Penn Medicine hospitals have once again been ranked among the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, achieving Honor Roll status and top rankings in 12 clinical specialties. The combined enterprise of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center was named to the prestigious Honor Roll list, and ranked as the #1 hospital in Pennsylvania, in the 2018-2019 annual survey by the magazine. The hospitals are also ranked #1 in the Philadelphia metro area.

Out of nearly 5,000 hospitals analyzed nationwide, Penn Medicine is among only 20 institutions to be named to the publication’s 2018-2019 Honor Roll. According to the magazine’s editors, Honor Roll hospitals each perform near the top of the rankings in at least half a dozen specialty areas.

Penn Medicine hospitals are the only ones in the Philadelphia region to make the 2018-2019 Honor Roll.

Locally, Chester County Hospital was ranked #10 in the state, #5 in the Philadelphia region, and nationally ranked in Diabetes & Endocrinology. In speaking of the recognition Hospital President and CEO Michael Duncan stated, “To be the top hospital in Chester County ranked both regionally and statewide is a tribute to our care teams, medical staff and nurses. This accomplishment acknowledges the tireless efforts that have been put in place to ensure that our patients receive high quality care and a positive experience.” We are proud to be among our Penn Medicine colleagues to be recognized by U.S. News and World Report.

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian were nationally ranked for 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.

In addition to Chester County Hospital, all other Penn Medicine hospitals also netted honors: Lancaster General Health (LGH) was ranked #6 in the state. 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.

The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 29th year, recognize hospitals for their exceptional performance, based on outstanding quality, expertise, technology, and experience.

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

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