Two Pennsylvania hospitals rank near the top in the 2014 list of the country's best hospitals. The hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania, in the Philadelphia area, get top ranking in the state, coming in at the number 7 in the survey by U.S. News and World Report magazine. UPMC is in the number twelve position.
Nationally,the Pittsburgh area medical center is ranked for excellence in 15 of 16 specialty areas. UPMC is also among the top 10 hospitals in 6 specialties including gastroenterology, gynecology and psychiatry.
According to the 2014 Honor Roll of Hospitals, the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, is the number 1 hospital in the United States.
Another survey by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognizes UPMC's efforts to promote organ donation with a Gold Level of Achievement Award.