UPMC Presbyterian | 100 great hospitals in America 2016
UPMC Presbyterian (Pittsburgh). UPMC Presbyterian was founded in 1893. Today it is an academic medical center offering expertise in a variety of specialties and earning recognition for many of them. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked UPMC Presbyterian-Shadyside among the top 50 hospitals in the U.S. for 13 adult specialties, and UPMC was ranked the No. 13 hospital in the nation overall in U.S. News' 2015-16 rankings.
The UPMC system boasts ties to several legendary healthcare figures, including Jonas Salk, MD, who created the polio vaccine; Thomas Starzl, MD, PhD, a transplant pioneer and Peter Safar, MD, a pioneer of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
The hospital and its clinicians are still working to further several medical specialties and treatments. Among its specialties, UPMC Presbyterian is renowned for cardiology. In 1985, surgeons at UPMC Presbyterian implanted the country's second Jarvik Artificial Heart, and in 1990, UPMC became the first medical center to discharge a patient on a ventricular assist device. Today, UPMC Presbyterian is the No. 30 hospital in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery, according to U.S. News & World Report.
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