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July 22, 2013

U.S. News & World Report names Holy Spirit Hospital among the best in South Central PA and in the commonwealth

Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, Pa., has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2013-14 in South Central PA by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Holy Spirit Hospital as one of the top 20 “Best Hospitals” in Pennsylvania; one of the five “Best Hospitals” in South Central Pennsylvania; and one of the two “Best Hospitals” in the Harrisburg Metro area. Holy Spirit Hospital was honored as a high-performer in eight specialties: diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology, and urology.

“We are proud of the quality care we provide to our patients. It’s nice to be recognized for our high-performance in a variety of specialties,” said Joseph Torchia, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer, Holy Spirit Health System. “We strive to provide top notch service to every patient, every day because everyone we encounter deserves our very best.”

U.S. News evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties. In most specialties, it ranks the nation’s top 50 hospitals and recognizes other high-performing hospitals that provide care at nearly the level of their nationally ranked peers.

“A hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best. Just 3 percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.”

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, the adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.

The rankings have been published at and will appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook, available in bookstores and on newsstands August 27.