Penn Medicine's history of healing began more than two centuries ago with the founding of the nation's first hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, in 1751 and the nation's first medical school at the University of Pennsylvania in 1765. Since then, Penn has been transforming medicine and lives.
Our partnership brings the benefits of both health systems to every member of our community – all with a focus on helping you live the life you want to live.
We want to give you every option to live the life you want to live—and the success stories our patients share with us are living proof of that mission.
But you don't have to take our word for it. Check out these patient stories to see how Lancaster General Health and Penn Medicine work together to help people be healthy and well, every day.
Lancaster General Hospital (LGH) and the hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine) consistently place high among U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals rankings.
LGH placed fifth in Pennsylvania for 2016-17 and two specialties ranked in the top 50 nationally: GI Surgery and Pulmonology. Lancaster General Hospital is one of only 63 hospitals in the nation to be rated "high performing" in all nine inpatient surgical and chronic conditions: colon cancer surgery, lung cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, aortic valve surgery, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, hip and knee replacement surgeries, heart failure, and COPD. LGH was also rated "high performing" for these specialties: Diabetes & Endocrinology, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics.
The combined enterprise of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center was ranked as the 9th best hospital in the United States for 2016-17 and was ranked first in the state of Pennsylvania. The hospital system ranked nationally in 11 adult specialties. It also achieved the highest rating possible in 9 procedures or conditions.
If you need to travel from Lancaster to Philadelphia for an appointment at one of Penn Medicine's five Philadelphia locations, we offer a concierge liaison in Lancaster to help guide you so you know where you're going and how to get there.
The concierge liaison is a free service. Click here for more information and for travel tips and options.