NINE SPECIALTIES RANKED “HIGH PERFORMING”
PHILADELPHIA (July 26, 2012) – U.S. News & World Report ranked Hahnemann University Hospital 11th of 93 hospitals in the Philadelphia metropolitan area and 18th of 253 hospitals in Pennsylvania in their 2012-2013 “Best Hospitals” regional rankings, published July 17th.
The medical specialties of Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosciences, Pulmonology, and Urology were ranked as “high performing.”
The new rankings, available online at www.usnews.com/hospitals, recognize 730 hospitals out of the approximate 5,000 hospitals nationwide as high performing in key medical specialties.
“We are proud of this recognition as it represents Hahnemann’s overall commitment to quality and excellence in patient care,” said Michael P. Halter, FACHE, chief executive officer, Hahnemann University Hospital. “Our medical staff and employees are dedicated to the patients they serve. Their accomplishments are reflected in these designations.”
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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