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LGH earns highest-ever U.S. News ranking

Lancaster General Hospital

Lancaster General Hospital
Lancaster General Hospital

Lancaster General Hospital ranks No. 4 among Pennsylvania's hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2021-22 Best Hospitals tabulation.

The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings evaluate hospitals based on patient outcomes, staffing levels and physician surveys, among other factors. The latest ranking is LGH's highest to date.

LGH earned national ranking in two specialties, urology (36th) and orthopedics (tied for 48th).

LGH is the flagship hospital of Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, Lancaster County's dominant health system.

"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," LG Health CEO John Herman said in a statement. "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."

U.S. News ranked LGH "high performing" in five specialties and 15 common procedures and conditions.

Penn Medicine's flagship, the combined institution of Penn Presbyterian and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, ranked No. 1 in Pennsylvania and No. 13 in the U.S., earning it a spot on U.S. News' Honor Roll.