The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) is the flagship hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and is located in the University City section of West Philadelphia. The hospital was founded at its current location in 1874 by the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine, making it the oldest university-owned teaching hospital in the country.
For 2015-16, U.S. News & World Report ranked HUP at #9 on its list of the best hospitals in the nation. In the same report, U.S. News ranked HUP #1 in the region and #1 in the Philadelphia metro area. The same report rated HUP in the top 20 nationally in 11 of the 16 individual specialties it measured.