PHILADELPHIA (November 14, 2008) - Hahnemann University Hospital was awarded the Community Impact Award by the American Heart Association (AHA) at the Champions of Heart Awards Reception on November 13. The award recognizes individuals who have furthered the American Heart Association’s mission in their local communities, helping residents fight cardiovascular disease through prevention, education, and a strengthened Chain of Survival.
“Hahnemann is dedicated to providing our patients with advanced heart care treatments, and committed to educating the public about the risks of cardiovascular disease,” stated Michael P. Halter, FACHE, chief executive officer of Hahnemann University Hospital.
The Community Impact Award is the latest award that Hahnemann has received from the American Heart Association. Earlier this year, Hahnemann earned Gold Performance Awards for coronary artery disease and heart failure for compliance with AHA’s Get with the Guidelines program.
“As an institution, Hahnemann is very proud to be recognized as both a leader in our community and as a provider of quality patient care,” commented Joann Lucas, MSM, CPHQ, director of clinical quality improvement. “We are very proud of our accomplishments.”
About Hahnemann University Hospital
Hahnemann University Hospital is a 541-bed academic medical center at Broad and Vine Streets in Philadelphia, Pa. The hospital is a tertiary care institution that specializes in cardiac services, heart failure and transplantation, OB/GYN, orthopedics, medical, surgical and radiation oncology, bone marrow transplantation, renal dialysis and kidney/pancreas/liver transplantation. Hahnemann is recognized by the American Heart Association as a leader in coronary artery disease and heart failure treatments. The hospital performed one of the city’s first kidney transplants in 1963 and one of the first bone marrow transplants in 1976. Hahnemann became Philadelphia’s first Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center for adults in 1986, and since then has been served by MidAtlantic MedEvac, an aeromedical transport program for critically ill patients. Hahnemann is proud to be the first hospital in Philadelphia to join with The Wellness Community of Philadelphia to offer onsite support and education services to cancer patients and their families. Hahnemann is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. An affiliate of Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital is part of Tenet Pennsylvania, which also includes St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. To learn more about Hahnemann, visit www.hahnemannhospital.com
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