HUP Makes the Grade

For the seventh consecutive year, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania has been listed in the “Honor Roll” of hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

HUP earned this distinction for its expertise in 14 of 17 medical specialties: cancer; digestive disorders; ear, nose and throat; eyes; geriatrics; gynecology; heart and heart surgery; hormonal disorders; kidney disease; neurology and neurosurgery; psychiatry; rheumatology; respiratory disorders; and urology. It is one of only 17 hospitals in the nation to achieve Honor Roll status.

“While the survey highlights some specialties, our presence on the Honor Roll reflects the continuum of patient care provided through the hard work of HUP physicians, nurses, technologists, and staff,” said Garry Scheib, executive director of HUP and senior vice president of hospital operations for the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

The Health System has also been recognized as among the “most wired” in the nation, according to a study by Hospitals and Health Networks magazine. The publication conducts an annual survey measuring the nation’s hospitals on their use of Internet technologies for safety and quality, customer service, disaster readiness, business processes, and workforce issues.

According to the magazine, the 100 Most Wired are providing Web-based patient education at the bedside, disease-specific self-assessments online, and are linking clinical equipment to feed patient readings directly into the medical record.

2003 The Pennsylvania Gazette
Last modified 09/02/03

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