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U.S. News & World Report Lists Three Penn State Health Hospitals Among Nation’s Best

Aug 03, 2023
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U.S. News & World Report has named three Penn State Health hospitals as some of best in the nation. The magazine recognized Penn State Health’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Holy Spirit Medical Center and St. Joseph Medical Center in its annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings. U.S. News ranks hospitals for excellent care for the most complex cases in 15 adult specialties and rates hospitals for their performance in treating common surgical procedures and medical conditions.

“This recognition is well-deserved for the dedicated teams across our health system that strive each day to deliver the highest quality care,” said Deborah Addo, president and chief operating officer at Penn State Health.

U.S. News ranked the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Hershey Medical Center as one of the best in the country for orthopedic care for the seventh year in a row. It also ranked the Penn State Neuroscience Institute at Hershey Medical Center as one of the best for neurological and neurosurgical care. Hershey Medical Center is recognized as high performing in six additional specialties: cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, urology and pulmonology and lung surgery. Overall, U.S. News ranked Hershey Medical Center as #1 in the Harrisburg metro region and #5 in Pennsylvania.

Holy Spirit Medical Center is rated as a high performing hospital for treating heart attack and stroke. St. Joseph Medical Center earned a high performing rating for treating heart failure, heart attack, pneumonia and stroke.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings are designed to help patients and doctors make informed decisions about where to receive care. Methodology includes measures such as patient survival rates, patient experience, how successfully hospitals help patients get back home, as well as data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, American Hospital Association, professional organizations and medical specialists. State and metro area rankings reflect the highest performing hospitals in the area across multiple areas of care.

U.S. News also recognized Penn State Health Children’s Hospital as one of the best for pediatric cancer care in the 2023-24 rankings.

For more information, visit the U.S. News Best Hospitals website.

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