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UPMC is recognized on the national stage once again for its clinical expertise, earning 12th position on the annual US News & World Report Honor Roll of America’s “Best Hospitals,” moving up from 13th place in last year’s rankings.
“We are extremely pleased to be on the Honor Roll for the 17th year,” said Leslie C. Davis, senior vice president of UPMC, and executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Health Services Division. “What a fine testament year after year for our physicians, nurses and other clinical specialists and support teams who dedicate their work every day to providing this level of care for our patients and their families.”
US News & World Report analyzed approximately 5,000 hospitals nationwide based on a variety of factors, including hospital volume, patient safety, outcomes, and reputation for delivering high-quality care. The 2016-17 Honor Roll recognizes the 20 hospitals that earned the most points across 16 specialty areas included in the analysis. The Honor Roll is ranked from No. 1 to No. 20, based on earned points.
Nationally, UPMC is ranked for excellence in 15 of the 16 specialty areas, and is among the top 10 hospitals in four specialties: ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology and GI surgery; pulmonology; and rheumatology.
“In addition to our clinical excellence and patient care expertise across the board, we have a close affiliation with one of the best medical schools in the country, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, to advance our scientific research that leads to clinical innovation in many specialties,” said Steven Shapiro, MD, executive vice president and chief medical and scientific officer at UPMC and president of the Health Services Division. “We are proud of that collaborative work.”
UPMC’s inclusion on the Honor Roll comes weeks after US News & World Report named its 2016 Honor
Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals, recognizing Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC as No. 7 in the country, up from No. 8 last year. This is the 7th year that Children’s made the Honor Roll, ranking in 9 of 10 pediatrics specialty areas covered.