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Awards and Recognitions

UPMC in central Pa. is award-winning in many areas, thanks to the talented, dedicated and amazing men and women we employ.

Our Recognitions Include:

Overall Clinical Excellence and Patient Safety

  • U.S. News & World Report recognizes UPMC in central Pa. as ranked #9 best hospitals in Pennsylvania.
  • UPMC in central Pa. has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America's 250 Best Hospitals AwardTM for 2018, 2019, and 2020.
    • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best HospitalsTM in the following specialties Bariatric Surgery, Cardiac Care, Stroke Care, Labor and delivery, Pulmonary Care, Gastrointestinal Care, and Critical Care for 2020

Top Performer in Cardiovascular Services

  • Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award for 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • Recognized as Top 10% in Nation for Cardiac Surgery by America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award for 2018 and 2019.
  • UPMC Community Osteopathic, Harrisburg and West Shore hospitals received the American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

Expert Specialty Care

  • U.S. News rates UPMC Pinnacle among the top 10% of hospitals in the following specialties: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Orthopaedics, Pulmonology & Lung Surgery, and Urology.Harrisburg Metro US News Badge

Recognized Nationally for Surgical Procedures and Conditions

  • U.S. News & World Report recognizes UPMC Pinnacle as high performing in 14 procedures and conditions including Colon Cancer Surgery, Lung Cancer Surgery, Heart Failure, Aortic Valve Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Heart Attack, Diabetes, Kidney Failure, Back Surgery, Stroke, Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement, and COPD.

Ranked Nationally for Diabetes Care

  • Our blood sugar control is ranked among the top 10 percent of all hospitals when compared with data across the country
  • Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as High Performing for Diabetes.

Primary Stroke Center

  • Primary Stroke Center Certification by The Joint Commission
  • Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ for 2018 and 2019
  • Leader in Pre-Natal and Maternity Care

    • UPMC in central Pa. has earned the Baby Friendly designation, awarded by Baby Friendly USA. UPMC in central Pa. is recognized for offering excellence in maternity services, with a focus on infant feeding and mother/baby bonding.
    • UPMC Harrisburg was named one of the Best Maternity Care Hospitals by Newsweek safety and quality performance

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