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Lancaster General Hospital, flagship facility for Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, again earned distinction among Healthgrades’ list of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 2021. The distinction places LGH in the top 1% of hospitals nationwide for consistently providing clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of conditions and procedures.

Healthgrades is an online resource that helps connect patients with a health-care provider or hospital. LGH previously was named to Healthgrades’ 50 Best Hospitals list in 2020 and 2019.

For the 2021 study period (Medicare Fiscal Years 2017-2019), Healthgrades analyzed the performance of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide across 32 conditions and procedures, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, respiratory failure, sepsis and stroke.

Overall, patients treated in hospitals named as Healthgrades America’s Best Hospitals have, on average, a 27.4 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive this award. If all hospitals, as a group, performed similarly to Healthgrades America’s Best Hospitals, 167,235 lives could potentially have been saved.

Chester County Hospital, which is also part of Penn Medicine, also again earned the 50 Best Hospitals distinction for 2021.

For more information about methodology used to determine Healthgrades’ Best Hospitals, click here.

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