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July 24, 1997

6 UPMC specialties recognized by U.S. News & World Report

Six University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) specialties are ranked among the best in the nation in U.S. News and World Report's America's Best Hospitals edition currently on newsstands.

UPMC ranked fifth in otolaryngology, 14th in gastroenterology and rheumatology, 22nd in orthopedics, 23rd in pulmonary disease and 34th in neurology.

U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals edition ranks 42 of the nation's leading hospitals in various specialty areas based on three parameters:

# Reputation with board-certified specialists based on a survey of 150 specialists in each specialty area.

# Predicted mortality rates.

# Medical information submitted to the American Hospital Association, including nurse/bed ratio, technology index and discharges.

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