For the fourth year in a row, Penn Medicine hospitals have been ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, achieving Honor Roll status and top rankings in 11 clinical specialties. Together, the combined enterprise of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center was ranked as the 10th best hospital in the United States, and the #1 hospital in Pennsylvania, in the 2017-2018 annual survey by the magazine. Once again, the hospitals are also ranked #1 in the Philadelphia metro area
Locally, Chester County Hospital was ranked 5th in the Philadelphia region and 9th in Pennsylvania, receiving the highest rating of all hospitals in Chester County.
Michael J. Duncan, President and CEO, says, "Chester County Hospital is pleased to be the top hospital in Chester County to be ranked both regionally and statewide. This recognition has been hard earned and is a tribute to our care teams, medical staff and nurses. It is gratifying to see that all of the efforts we have put in place to ensure that our patients receive high quality care and a positive experience are recognized by U.S. News and World Report."
According to the magazine’s editors, the Honor Roll distinction “signals both rare breadth and rare depth of medical excellence,” with each hospital performing near the top of the rankings in at least half a dozen specialty areas.
Out of nearly 5,000 hospitals analyzed nationwide, Penn Medicine is among only 20 institutions – and the only one in the Philadelphia region – to be named to the publication’s 2017-2018 Honor Roll.
Penn Medicine hospitals were also nationally ranked for their excellence in 11 specialties, including: Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, and Urology.
Also netting honors: Pennsylvania Hospital was ranked #7 in Philadelphia, #14 in the state, and was nationally ranked in Orthopedics. Lancaster General Health (LGH) was ranked #6 in the state.
The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 28th 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 www.usnews.com/besthospitals.