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Two Philadelphia hospitals recognized as best in the country

smoker ban Children's Hospital of Philadelphia The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia tied for first place with U.S. News & World Report's annual list of the country's best hospitals. (Credit: Rikard Larma / Metro).

No matter what your age is, if you get sick or injured in Philadelphia, you will be taken care of.

U.S. News & World Report ranked two Philadelphia hospitals in its Best Hospitals list. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian placed seventh out of 17 hospitals for adult specialties while the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia tied for first place with Boston Children’s Hospital for the Best Children’s Hospital category.


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University of Pennsylvania — Penn-Presbyterian


Penn-Presbyterian ranked in 13 out of 16 adult specialties, including:

-Third in ear, nose and throat
-Seventh in pulmonology
-Seventh in cardiology and heart surgery
-Eighth in urology
-Ninth in neurology and neurosurgery

Additionally, U.S. News looked through survey data about hospital performance. Under a federal program, most hospitals conduct this survey for discharged patients.

For whether patients would recommend the hospitals to friends and family, 78 percent said they would recommend the hospitals. These results top the 68 percent state average and the 71 percent national average.

The list also recognized Penn-Presbyterian as second in Pennsylvania (behind the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) and first in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Additional Philadelphia hospitals recognized in this category include Thomas Jefferson University taking the eighth spot in Orthopedics, Wills Eye Hospital scoring second in Ophthalmology and MossRehab ranking eighth in rehabilitation. The Mayo Clinic in Minnesota took the top spot in the honor roll for the first time.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


CHOP ranked in all 10 specialties. The results were:

- First in neonatology and pulmonology
- Second in cancer treatment, neurology and neurosurgery
- Second in diabetes and endocrinology
- Third in cardiology and heart surgery
- Third in nephrology
- Third in urology
- Fourth in Pediatrics: Orthopedics
- Fourth in Pediatrics: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

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