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August 14, 2018

Penn Medicine hospitals ranked among nation's best by U.S. News and World Report

CHOP ranks as third-best children's hospital in U.S. News & World Report survey

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The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

A pair of Penn Medicine hospitals were ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report, which released the results of its 29th annual survey on Tuesday.

The joint enterprise of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center was among 20 hospitals named to the magazine's prestigious Honor Roll. The hospitals ranked No. 14, a slight drop from the No. 10 position they held last year.

HUP and Presbyterian are the only hospitals in the Philadelphia region to crack the Honor Roll. They also topped the list of the best hospitals in Pennsylvania.

U.S. News & World Report analyzed nearly 5,000 hospitals across the nation. Each of the hospitals named to the Honor Roll have at least 12 specialties that rank among the nation's top 50.

Of the 12 HUP and Presbyterian specialties that made the national rankings, eight ranked among the top 15. The hospitals ranked No. 5 in diabetes and endocrinology, No. 6 in cardiology and heart surgery, and No. 10 in adult cancer. 

Their pulmonology and gastroenterology and GI surgery specialties each ranked No. 11 while their neurology and neurosurgery, geriatrics and ear, nose and throat specialties all ranked No. 13.

Two other Penn Medicine hospitals – Chester County Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital – also had nationally-ranked specialties. Pennsylvania Hospital ranked No. 14 in gynecology and No. 23 in orthopedics. Chester County Hospital ranked No. 44 in diabetes and endocrinology.

The Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania was listed as the third best children's hospital in the country, a slight dip from its No. 2 ranking last year. CHOP had 10 nationally-ranked specialties, including two that took home the top ranking – pediatric urology and pediatric diabetes and endocrinology.

Four CHOP specialties ranked No. 2 – neonatology, pediatric cancer, pediatric orthopedics and pediatric pulmonology. Its pediatric gastroenterology and GI surgery specialty ranked No. 3.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals ranked No. 3 in Pennsylvania and achieved 10 nationally-ranked specialties. Their ophthalmology and orthopedics specialties ranked Nos. 2 and 4, respectively. Their ear, nose and throat specialty ranked No. 15.

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital – Jefferson Health was ranked No. 13 in rehabilitation, and Hahnemann University Hospital ranked No. 39 in urology.

The magazine also ranked the best hospitals in each state. Here are the Philly-area hospitals that appeared in the top 10 in Pennsylvania or New Jersey.


1. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia

3. Jefferson Health – Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia

6. Lankenau Medical Center, Lower Merion

10. Chester County Hospital, West Chester


5. AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City

6. Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Voorhees

10. Capital Health Regional Medical Center, Trenton

See the complete rankings here

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