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Penn Medicine
Our Commitment to the Community
At Lancaster General Health, we believe leadership is about responsibility. Since 1893, you've trusted us to keep you and your loved ones healthy and well. That's not a trust we take for granted. We're proud to be an essential part of this community, growing from a hospital in a three-story house in downtown Lancaster to a regional healthcare system.

Our membership in Penn Medicine unites us with a world-renowned, not-for-profit health system academic medical center for one reason: to keep you healthy and well. We are enhancing our commitment to our community by expanding the treatment options, the advanced care, and the life-saving cures we can offer every patient by being part of Penn Medicine.

The Strength of Our Integration

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 integration with Penn Medicine 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.


Today, through our partnership, you have local access to the world's most advanced research and amazing new discoveries that are advancing the cutting-edge of medicine, transforming chemistry into cures and treatments to extend the life of our patients.

The internationally acclaimed doctors of Penn Medicine are working together with Lancaster General Health's top doctors—across specialties—to surround each patient with the strongest team possible, focused exclusively on healing and getting them back to the life they want to live.

By understanding the "who" of the patient—not just the "what" of their disease—together we create one-of-a-kind treatment plans that are uniquely designed around each individual patient. We understand it may be easier to heal at home, and so we work to seamlessly coordinate the treatments you can receive closer to home with the advanced care you may need in Philadelphia.

We are always in relentless pursuit of the cure…and through research conducted by amazing medical teams, groundbreaking clinical trials, and even by looking deep into the healing power of our patients' own DNA, we're finding it—and bringing it to patients in the region.

We see hope — even where others say there is none. In fact, when other doctors or hospitals have given you no more options, we have solutions. With access to life-changing, life-saving treatments, the partnership of Penn Medicine and Lancaster General Health rekindles hope in our patients every day.

Your Life is Our Legacy

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.

Nationally Ranked Healthcare, Right in Your Community

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 sixth in Pennsylvania for 2017-18 and is one of only 48 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: gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, orthopedic and pulmonology. The combined enterprise of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center was ranked as the 10th best hospital in the United States for 2017-18 and was ranked first in the state of Pennsylvania.

Traveling to Penn Medicine in Philadelphia

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.