Penn's Abramson Cancer Center among nation's top-ranking Cancer Centers and highest ranked Center in Pennsylvania by US News & World Report, 2010
HUP Ranked Among the Nations Top 10 for Three Consecutive Years
PHILADELPHIA For the third consecutive year, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) has been ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the nation in U.S.News & World Reports rankings of the best hospitals in America. The publications annual ranking of hospitals placed HUP 9th out of the more than 4,800 facilities surveyed. HUP is the only hospital in the Philadelphia region, and one of only 14 hospitals nationwide, to be placed on the publications Honor Roll list in recognition of excellence in multiple specialties.
The survey also breaks out the top hospitals in the nation according to 16 specialties. HUP ranked in the top 20 in 15 specialty categories: Cancer; Diabetes & Endocrinology; Ear, Nose, & Throat; Gastroenterology; Geriatrics; Gynecology; Heart & Heart Surgery; Kidney Disorders; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Ophthalmology; Orthopaedics; Psychiatry; Pulmonology; Rheumatology; and Urology.
In addition, the Abramson Cancer Center was ranked among the nations best for cancer.
Since 1990, U.S.News & World Report has published this annual special issue, which provides a ranking of hospital quality of care on a nationwide basis and is meant to help consumers make informed decisions when looking for hospital care. The survey evaluates hospitals based on factors such as mortality rate, procedure volume, patient safety, technology, nurse staffing, factors related to the individual specialties, and reputation among a group of randomly selected, board-certified physicians. This year, only 152 of the 4,852 hospitals scored high enough to rank in even a single specialty. To be on the Honor Roll, hospitals must be ranked very highly in at least six of the 16 specialties.
The complete guide appears in the August edition of the magazine. Rankings are also available online at www.usnews.com/besthospitals.
Penn Medicine is one of the worlds leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $3.6 billion enterprise.
Penns School of Medicine is currently ranked #2 in U.S. News & World Reports survey of research-oriented medical schools, and is consistently among the nations top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $367.2 million awarded in the 2008 fiscal year.
Penn Medicines patient care facilities include:
Additional patient care facilities and services include Penn Medicine at Rittenhouse, a Philadelphia campus offering inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient care in many specialties; as well as a primary care provider network; a faculty practice plan; home care and hospice services; and several multispecialty outpatient facilities across the Philadelphia region.
Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2009, Penn Medicine provided $733.5 million to benefit our community.