U.S. News & World Report Names Hahnemann University Hospital Among the Best in the Nation for Five Specialties, and Among the Best in Philadelphia Region for Eleven Specialties 
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 
Philadelphia, PA (July 16, 2013) - Hahnemann University Hospital has been nationally ranked in five medical specialties, recognized as high-performing in regional categories for 11 medical specialties, and ranked as the #3 hospital in the Philadelphia metro area by U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 “Best Hospitals.”

Hahnemann received national and regional rankings for Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gynecology, and Neurology & Neurosurgery. The medical specialties of Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, and Urology were regionally recognized as being high-performing in the Philadelphia metro area.

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, the adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

“It is an honor to receive these distinguished rankings from an organization as reputable as the U.S. News & World Report,” said hospital chief executive officer, Michael P. Halter, FACHE. He continued, “Our physicians, along with our entire staff, are dedicated to our patients. These designations are a true testament of Hahnemann’s commitment to providing the highest quality of care.”

The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.

The rankings have been published at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook, available in bookstores and on newsstands August 27.

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, 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. The Leapfrog Group awarded Hahnemann with an “A” Hospital Safety Score in the spring of 2012 and 2013. U.S. News & World Report ranked 5 medical specialties at Hahnemann among the top 50 in the nation and 11 medical specialties as high-performing in the Philadelphia metro area. 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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