Lancaster General Hospital is recognized among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for 2016-17, ranking No. 5 among Pennsylvania hospitals.
LGH also ranked “best” nationally in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, and Pulmonology. “High performing” specialties include Diabetes & Endocrinology, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics.
“This national recognition affirms the exemplary work of our exceptional physicians and caregivers, who provide safe, quality, compassionate care to every one of our patients,” said Jan Bergen, President and CEO of Lancaster General Health. “Of the 5,000 U.S. hospitals evaluated, only 153, or about 3 percent, earned a national ranking in at least one specialty, making our honors in two specialties even more significant.”
Our Penn Medicine sister hospitals, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian, earned exceptional ratings. The Penn hospitals ranked ninth nationally and No. 1 in Pennsylvania, earning “best” rankings in 11 specialties and “high performing” in four more.
The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients. The report strives to identify hospitals that provide high quality care for complicated illnesses and for common care. It bases the rankings on factors including patient survival rates, nurse staffing levels and surveys of doctors.