Philadelphia, PA– July 19, 2011 – Hahnemann University Hospital has been nationally ranked #46 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery and #4 in the Philadelphia metro area by U.S. News & World Report’s 2011-12 Best Hospitals rankings.
Ten of Hahnemann University Hospital’s specialty programs have been ranked as high-performing in the Philadelphia metro region: Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pulmonology and Urology
The latest rankings, available online at ww.usnews.com/besthospitals, showcase 720 hospitals out of about 5,000 hospitals nationwide. Each is ranked among the country’s top hospitals in at least one medical specialty and/or ranked among the best hospitals in its metro area.
“These rankings highlight Hahnemann’s ongoing commitment to provide exceptional care to patients in the Philadelphia region and beyond. I am exceptionally proud of the physicians, nurses and staff working to advance patient care at Hahnemann.” said Michael P. Halter, FACHE, chief executive officer, Hahnemann University Hospital.
The core mission of Best Hospitals is to help guide patients who need an especially high level of care. Covering 94 metro areas in the U.S., the regional hospital rankings complement the national rankings by including hospitals with solid performance nearly at the level of nationally ranked institutions. The U.S. News metro rankings give many such patients and their families more options of hospitals within their community and in their health insurance network.
Standardized criteria has been used in the ranking of most specialties—death rates, patient safety, procedure volume, and other objective data. Responses to a national survey, in which physicians were asked to name hospitals they consider best in their specialty for the toughest cases, also were factored in.
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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