7 Pennsylvania Hospitals Are Leading the Way in Healthcare Excellence

By Ashley Adams

August 17, 2023

US News recently released its annual rankings of hospitals nationally in 15 adult specialties. Seven of the commonwealth’s hospitals made one or more of the lists.

Seven hospitals in Pennsylvania ranked among the best nationally in various areas of specialty care, according to US News and World Report’s latest rankings.

US News evaluated nearly 5,000 hospitals in 15 adult specialties as well as recognized hospitals by state, metro, and regional areas for their work in 21 more widely performed procedures and conditions. The top 50 hospitals in each specialty were nationally ranked. Only 164 hospitals performed high enough to be ranked in one or more of these specialties.

The rankings are intended as a guide for people who need specialized care for things like joint replacement, heart failure and cancer, or care for especially difficult or rare conditions. It says the rankings are based on data related to survival rates and other measurable medical results, patient survey results and opinions of doctors who are asked to name the hospitals they consider best.

The following are the hospitals in the commonwealth that made the list on one or more of the specialty care areas:

Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian

Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian made US News’ Best Hospitals Honor Roll and ranked the No. 1 hospital in Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia metro area. It ranked nationally in 11 areas of specialty care:

  • #5 in Pulmonology & Lung Surgery
  • #6 in Cancer
  • #9 in Ear, Nose & Throat
  • #9 in Urology
  • #11 in Cardiology, Heart & Vascular Surgery
  • #11 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • #11 in Geriatrics
  • #13 in Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • #20 in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • #20 in Orthopedics
  • #27 in Diabetes & Endocrinology

 

UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside

UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside is ranked the No. 2 hospital in Pennsylvania and No. 1 hospital in the Pittsburgh metro area by US News. It ranked nationally in nine areas of specialty care:

  • #25 in Cancer
  • #25 in Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • #27 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • #30 in Geriatrics
  • #33 in Urology
  • #35 in Pulmonology & Lung Surgery
  • #43 in Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • #44 in Ear, Nose, & Throat
  • #48 in Cardiology, Heart, & Vascular Surgery

Jefferson Health-Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

Jefferson Health-Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals is ranked the No. 3 hospital in the state and the No. 2 hospital in the Philadelphia metro area by US News. It ranked nationally in nine areas of specialty care:

  • #2 in Ophthalmology
  • #27 in Ear, Nose, & Throat
  • #30 in Urology
  • #31 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • #34 in Orthopedics
  • #40 in Pulmonology & Lung Surgery
  • #40 in Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • #47 in Cancer
  • #49 in Geriatrics

Lancaster General Hospital

Lancaster General Hospital is ranked the No. 4 hospital in the commonwealth and the No. 1 hospital in the Lancaster area by US News. It ranked nationally in two areas of specialty care:

  • #28 in Urology
  • #39 in Diabetes & Endocrinology

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey is ranked the No. 5 hospital in Pennsylvania and the No. 1 hospital in the Harrisburg metro area by US News. It ranked nationally in two areas of specialty care and one area of children’s specialty care:

  • #47 in Pediatric Cancer
  • #49 in Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • #50 in Orthopedics

Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest

US News ranked the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest as the No. 6 hospital in the state and the No. 1 hospital in the Allentown metro area. It is ranked No. 27 nationally in Orthopedics.

Main Line Health Lankenau Medical Center

Main Line Health Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood was ranked by US News as the No. 7 hospital in the commonwealth and the third best hospital in the Philadelphia area. It is ranked No. 43 nationally in Urology.

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  • Ashley Adams

    In her 16 years in the communications industry, Ashley Adams has worn many hats, including news reporter, public relations writer, marketing specialist, copy editor and technical writer. Ashley grew up in Berks County and has since returned to her roots to raise her three children.

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