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UPMC Named to U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals for the 10th Time

UPMC is One of Only 21 Hospitals Nationwide, Only One in the Region, on Honor Roll

PITTSBURGH, July 16 – UPMC is once again the region’s only medical center named on the annual U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals. UPMC is ranked 13th of only 21 hospitals nationwide that made the Honor Roll of the “nation’s best” in the 2009 survey.

UPMC was ranked in 13 of 16 specialty areas, including seven specialties for which UPMC is in the top 10. Once again, UPMC is the region’s only medical center to be ranked in any specialty. Only 174 hospitals of the more than 4,800 eligible hospitals nationally were ranked in any specialty area. This year marks UPMC’s 10th appearance on the Honor Roll, with UPMC advancing to 13th place, up from 14th place on the 2008 list.

“This well-deserved recognition is due to our superb physicians, nurses and staff and is a clear reflection of their commitment to providing exceptional patient care,” said Elizabeth Concordia, executive vice president of UPMC and president of the Hospital and Community Services Division.

According to U.S. News & World Report, the Honor Roll lists those institutions that demonstrate excellence and breadth of expertise by ranking at or near the top in at least six specialties.

UPMC’s ranked specialties are: Ear, nose and throat – ranked 4th; gynecology, 7th; respiratory disorders, 7th; geriatric care, 8th; psychiatry, 8th; orthopaedics, 10th; rheumatology, 10th; kidney disorders, 12th; rehabilitation, 14th; neurology and neurosurgery, 17th; digestive disorders, 18th; heart and heart surgery, 32nd; and cancer, 41st.

The 2009-10 publication of America’s Best Hospitals is accessible online now at www.usnews.com/besthospitals and on sale at newsstands beginning Tuesday, July 21.

 

 

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