Chester County Hospital Ranks #8 in the Region and #14 in the State

Penn Medicine Hospitals Ranked Among Top Hospitals in the Nation for 2021 by U.S. News & World Report

(PHILADELPHIA / WEST CHESTER, PA)Penn Medicine hospitals have once again 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 was named to the magazine's prestigious Honor Roll list for the 15th consecutive year. HUP/PPMC is also ranked as the top hospital in Pennsylvania and #1 in the Philadelphia metro area in the 2021-2022 survey.

HUP/PPMC is among only 20 institutions named to the publication's Honor Roll -- and the only one in Pennsylvania or the Philadelphia region -- out of more than 4,500 hospitals analyzed nationwide. Hospitals must perform near the top of the rankings in multiple specialties and conditions/treatments in order to earn a place on the Honor Roll.

Locally, Chester County Hospital was ranked #8 in the Philadelphia region and #14 in the state. The hospital was also rated as high performing in gastroenterology (GI) and GI surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology and lung surgery, as well as heart failure, heart attack, stroke, back surgery, hip replacement, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia.

In speaking of the recognition, Chester County Hospital President and CEO Michael Duncan stated, "Chester County Hospital relentlessly pursues new clinical services and higher levels of quality to provide the best care possible for our community. The recognition of those efforts from U.S. News & World Report is an honor and a testament to our frontline workers. I am filled with pride and admiration for our staff and excited to continue to bring new services, treatments and high quality care to our friends, families and neighbors."

The Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian were nationally ranked as high performing in 16 Common Adult Procedures and Conditions, including Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aortic Valve Surgery, Back Surgery (Spinal Fusion), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Colon Cancer Surgery, Diabetes, Heart Attack, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Fracture, Kidney Failure, Knee Replacement, Lung Cancer Surgery, Pneumonia, Stroke and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).

Additional Penn Medicine hospitals honored in the latest rankings are: 

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

The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 32nd 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


About Chester County Hospital

Founded in 1892 as the county’s first hospital, the non-profit Chester County Hospital has grown into a 309-bed, acute-care, inpatient facility in West Chester, PA. It also has outpatient services in nearby Exton, West Goshen, New Garden, West Grove, Jennersville, and Kennett Square, PA. In 2013, Chester County Hospital became part of Penn Medicine, which is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to medical education, biomedical research, and excellent patient care. In addition to quality-driven medical and surgical services, Chester County Hospital also offers home health, and skilled nursing care; occupational medicine; outpatient laboratory, radiology and physical therapy services; wound care; cardiopulmonary rehab; and a prenatal clinic for the underserved. In 2020, Chester County Hospital completed the largest expansion in its history. The project welcomed a state-of-the-art procedural platform with 15 operating room suites, a 99-bed patient tower, a new main entrance and an expanded and renovated Emergency Department. Learn More About Chester County Hospital! >>

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