UPMC Presbyterian - 100 Great Hospitals in America | 2014

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UPMC Presbyterian (Pittsburgh). In 1893, Louise Lyle, the wife of a Presbyterian minister, founded UPMC Presbyterian, which was known as Presbyterian Hospital of Pittsburgh at the time. More than 120 years later, UPMC has become a national and global healthcare powerhouse. 

UPMC-factsJonas Salk, MD, who developed the polio vaccine, Peter Safar, MD, the "father of cardiopulmonary resuscitation," and Thomas Starzl, MD, PhD, a pioneer in organ transplantation, have all conducted work at UPMC. UPMC Presbyterian serves as the flagship of the UPMC academic medical center, with more than 1,000 beds and 32,000 inpatient admissions every year.

U.S. News & World Report ranked UPMC Presbyterian 10th on its Honor Roll, which is the publication's ultimate list of top hospitals across the country. It is also the No. 1 hospital in Pittsburgh and all of Pennsylvania, with top 50 rankings in 15 specialties. Among its most highly regarded specialties are organ transplants, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, critical care medicine, trauma services, neurosurgery and stroke/neurology.

UPMC's Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery has more than 35 cardiothoracic surgeons across four divisions who lead the way in minimally invasive surgical techniques. UPMC was one of the first medical centers in the country to use minimally invasive techniques to treat esophageal and lung cancers. UPMC also plays home to numerous award-winning physicians, such as Robert Friedlander, MD, chairman of UPMC's Department of Neurological Surgery, who has received accolades for his work with complex cerebrovascular disorders and brain tumors.

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