Medical Center again named among best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

HERSHEY, Pa. — U.S. News & World Report has again recognized Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center as one of the best hospitals in the nation in multiple specialties. For 2018-19, the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is ranked as one of the best in gastroenterology and GI surgery (No. 36) and orthopedics (No. 35).

Hershey Medical Center was also recognized as “high performing” in seven additional specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology and urology.

Overall, U.S. News and World Report ranked the Medical Center as the best hospital in south central Pennsylvania and the No. 4 hospital in the state.

“Penn State Health is committed to delivering safe, quality care to our patients,” said Dr. A. Craig Hillemeier, dean of Penn State College of Medicine, CEO of Penn State Health and senior vice president for health affairs at Penn State. “This designation is a testament to our expert clinical and support staff who every day exemplify what it means to be a national leader in health care.”

Hershey Medical Center offers GI specialty services including advanced medical and surgical treatments for complex conditions such as cancer of the esophagus, stomach and colon, inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal diseases and advanced liver disease — including transplantation.

Across south central Pennsylvania and beyond, patients rely on Hershey Medical Center for exceptional care for bone, joint and spine disorders. At Penn State Bone and Joint Institute, specialists provide high-level care for orthopedics, sports medicine, spinal disorders, hand surgery, metabolic bone disease and osteoporosis, rheumatology, radiology and chronic pain management.

The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 29th year, help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, patient safety and quality of nursing care.

U.S. News also recognized Penn State Children’s Hospital among the Best Children’s Hospitals in cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, and nephrology in the 2018-19 rankings.

For more information, visit U.S. News Best Hospitals website.

Last Updated August 14, 2018