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Lancaster General Hospital (LGH) once again earned national and statewide recognition from U.S. News & World Report and its Best Hospitals rankings for 2021-22.

The hospital, which is part of University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine), is nationally ranked in two medical specialties of Urology and Orthopedics, ranked fourth among Pennsylvania hospitals, and ranked first in Lancaster County. Additionally, LGH earned “high performing” rankings in five medical specialties. 

This is the highest state ranking that LGH has ever received from U.S. News & World Report. In addition, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center is ranked 13th in the nation, and ranked as the top hospital in Pennsylvania.

“After one of our most challenging years, this national recognition affirms the dedication of our exceptional physicians and staff, who provide safe, quality, compassionate care to every one of our patients,” said John J. Herman, CEO of Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health. “Of the more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide evaluated, only 175 hospitals earned a national ranking in at least one specialty, making our honors in two specialties even more significant.”

LGH ranked among the nation’s top-ranked hospitals in the specialties of Urology (36th) and Orthopedics (48th tie). In addition to the national rankings in Urology and Orthopedics, LGH earned national, “high performing” rankings in five specialties: Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, and Pulmonology & Lung Surgery. LGH also rated as “high performing” in 15 Common Adult Procedures and Conditions, including, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, back surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip fracture, hip replacement, kidney failure, knee replacement, lung cancer surgery, and stroke.

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 outcomes, nurse staffing levels and surveys of physicians.

Other Penn Medicine hospitals earned top honors in the rankings. The national ranking for the combined enterprise of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center earned it a spot on the magazine’s “Honor Roll.” Pennsylvania Hospital was ranked 11th and Chester County Hospital was ranked 14th in the state.

The complete rankings as well as the U.S. News & World Report methodology can be found at

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