Hahnemann University Hospital Ranked Among the Top in Philadelphia 
PHILADELPHIA (March 29, 2011)– Hahnemann University Hospital has been ranked fifth among 91 hospitals in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, and nine specialties have been ranked “high performing” in U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings, published today.

The new rankings, available online at www.usnews.com/hospitals , recognize 622 hospitals in metropolitan areas, out of the approximate 5,000 hospitals nationwide, with an established record of high performance in key medical specialties.

In addition to Hahnemann’s 2010-2011 national ranking for Heart and Heart Surgery, the hospital’s now regionally ranked “high performing” medical specialties are: Cancer, Ear, Nose and Throat, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Kidney Disorders, Neurology and Neurosciences, Pulmonology, and Urology.

“These rankings represent Hahnemann’s overall commitment to quality and excellence in patient care,” said Michael P. Halter, FACHE, chief executive officer, Hahnemann University Hospital. “We are proud of our medical staff and employees whose dedication to the patients they serve, is reflected in these achievements.”

About Hahnemann University Hospital

Hahnemann University Hospital is a 496-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. In 2009, Hahnemann earned Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Hahnemann is recognized by the American Heart Association as a leader in coronary artery disease and heart failure treatments and was named a 2010 Best Hospital for Heart and Heart Surgery by U.S. News and World Reports. 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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