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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, 2009 – 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 who 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 and on sale at newsstands beginning Tuesday, July 21.

About UPMC

UPMC is an $8 billion integrated global health enterprise headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and one of the leading nonprofit health systems in the United States. As western Pennsylvania’s largest employer, with 50,000 employees, UPMC is transforming the economy of the region into one based on medicine, research and technology. By integrating 20 hospitals, 400 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, long-term care facilities and a major health insurance services division, and in collaboration with its academic partner, the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC has advanced the quality and efficiency of health care and developed internationally renowned programs in transplantation, cancer, neurosurgery, psychiatry, orthopaedics and sports medicine, among others. UPMC is commercializing its medical and technological expertise by nurturing new companies, developing strategic business relationships with some of the world’s leading multinational corporations and expanding into international markets, including Italy, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Cyprus and Qatar. For more information about UPMC, visit our Web site at

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