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UPMC Clinches Top-Ten Spot on U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals

UPMC Ranks #1 in Pennsylvania, #1 in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, July 17, 2012 – UPMC rose to 10th place in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals – making it the highest-ranked medical center in Pennsylvania. U.S. News & World Report ranked UPMC first in the state and first in Pittsburgh.

“This national recognition is a testament to the skill and dedication of our physicians, nurses and staff and to the superb care they provide every day at UPMC. Our patients and our community have come to expect this level of excellence and we are committed to assuring we deliver. Our proudest achievements come when we make a difference in the lives and health of our patients,” said Elizabeth Concordia, executive vice president of UPMC and president of the Hospital and Community Services Division. “When patients require care, the choice is clear; the nation’s best care is here at UPMC.”

Nationally, UPMC is ranked for excellence in 15 adult specialty areas and is among the top 10 in nine specialty areas: Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology; Geriatrics; Gynecology; Nephrology; Neurology and Neurosurgery; Orthopaedics; Psychiatry and Pulmonology.

Last month, U.S. News named its 2012 Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals, on which Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC ranked ninth. This year marks UPMC’s 13th appearance on the Honor Roll. Last year, the list placed UPMC 12th nationally.

“A stellar ranking such as this validates what we know to be true – that UPMC is one of the very few academic medical centers in the nation that brings together the best in patient care, top-notch facilities and superior scientists,” added Steven Shapiro, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical and scientific officer, UPMC. “The exceptional clinical services that UPMC provides, fortified by Pitt’s academic research, work hand-in-hand to help us care for patients when they need us.”

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UPMC is a $10 billion global health enterprise with more than 55,000 employees headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., and is transforming health care by integrating more than 20 hospitals, 400 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, a health insurance services division, and international and commercial services. Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC is redefining health care by using innovative science, technology and medicine to invent new models of accountable, cost-efficient and patient-centered care. For more information on how UPMC is taking medicine from where it is to where it needs to be, go to UPMC.com.

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