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July 23, 2009

UPMC makes U.S. News honor roll

UPMC once again is 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. 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, advancing to 13th place, up from 14th place on the 2008 list.

According to U.S. News, 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 at www.usnews.com/besthospitals and on sale at newsstands.

Filed under: Feature, Volume 41 Issue 23

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