Hahnemann University Hospital Ranks Nationally for Nephrology, High Performing in 11 Specialties, and Among the Top Five Hospitals in the Philadelphia Metro Area by U.S. News & World Report 
 
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 
 
 
Philadelphia, PA (July 15, 2014) - The U.S. News & World Report released the  “Best Hospitals” report for 2014-2015, and Hahnemann University Hospital once again received recognition from the prestigious organization. Hahnemann ranked among the top fifty in the nation for Nephrology, was rated as nationally high performing for 11 medical specialties, and ranked among the top five hospitals in the Philadelphia metro area.

The medical specialties that were rated as national high performers are Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, and Urology.

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.

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.

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 stroke and heart failure treatments. U.S. News and World Report’s 2014-15 “Best Hospital’s” report named Hahnemann among the top 50 Best Hospitals in the nation for nephrology, and ranked eleven medical specialties as “high performing.” 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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