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Newsweek’s Best Hospitals 2021 ranked The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center ranked No. 61 in the world and No. 16 in the United States. 

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The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center ranked No. 61 in the world and No. 16 in the United States in Newsweek’s Best Hospitals 2021.

The two hospitals, which were ranked together, fell 15 spots in the world ranking and six spots in the national ranking. They were ranked No. 46 in the world and No. 10 in the nation in the 2020 report. HUP and PPMC received a score of 77.94% and performed "above average" in infection prevention, according to the report. 

The hospitals were evaluated based on recommendations from medical experts, results from patient surveys, and medical key performance indicators that measure financial stability and public health success. The global list ranks hospitals from 25 countries, including the United States, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and France.

HUP and PPMC are ranked first among hospitals in Pennsylvania. Two other Penn hospitals, Chester County Hospital and Lancaster General Health, ranked No. 85 and No. 149 in the nation, respectively. 

The two hospitals previously placed No. 15 in the nation in the 2020-2021 U.S. News national rankings for hospitals. The same ranking named HUP and PPMC the best hospitals in the Philadelphia metro area and in Pennsylvania. Penn Medicine was one of 20 institutions named to the U.S. News Honor Roll for top rankings in multiple medical specialties. 

Penn Medicine was also ranked No. 90 on a list of the best large employers in the nation in a Forbes report released in February. The list was based on anonymous surveys of over 50,000 employees that asked them to evaluate the organizations they worked for. 

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