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August 29, 2002

U.S. News recognizes UPMC

For the fourth consecutive year, UPMC Health System has been placed on U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Hospitals 2002 Honor Roll as one of the "Best of the Best" hospitals in the United States.

UPMC Health System hospitals placed 16th out of 1,978 eligible hospitals in the United States. UPMC Presbyterian placed in 11 specialty areas, Magee-Womens Hospital was ranked in gynecology and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh was ranked in pediatrics.

U.S. News America's Best Hospitals is an assessment of the nation's hospitals based on an index made up of three equal parts related to quality of care: reputation, mortality and various factors such as procedure volume and nursing care. The rankings appear in the July 22 issue of the magazine.

To be placed on the honor roll, hospitals not only had to rank in certain specialty areas but they also had to be close to the top in a number of them.

The 13 ranked UPMC specialty areas are: 6th in ear, nose and throat, 6th in pediatrics (Children's Hospital), 10th in digestive disorders, 11th in cancer, 13th in orthopaedics, 14th in psychiatry (Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic), 15th in respiratory disorders, 17th in rheumatology, 18th in gynecology (Magee-Womens Hospital), 18th in kidney disease, 20th in heart/heart surgery, 21st in hormonal disorders and 23rd in geriatrics.

Filed under: Feature,Volume 35 Issue 1

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