"This year’s list shows the level of excellence across our clinical enterprise,” said Stephen K. Klasko, M.D., MBA, President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health.
Philadelphia (PRWEB) August 02, 2016
Jefferson Health hospitals and specialties ranked among the best in the annual U.S. News & World Report 2016-2017 Best Hospitals rankings. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital ranked 2nd in the Philadelphia metro area and 3rd in Pennsylvania. Abington Hospital ranked 4th in the Philadelphia region and 7th in the state.
“Jefferson Health is honored to be named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings. This year’s list shows the level of excellence across our clinical enterprise,” said Stephen K. Klasko, M.D., MBA, President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. “While this distinction points to our exceptional quality and safety, it is our physicians, nurses, health professionals and other employees’ steadfast commitment to our patients that truly differentiates us. We are gratified but not satisfied, as we continue on our relentless campaign to transform the patient and student experience and reimagine health care and discovery.”
U.S. News & World Report, which compiles and publishes the defining surveys in health care, ranked Abington Hospital 50th nationally in the specialty of Ear, Nose and Throat and 11 Thomas Jefferson University Hospital specialties ranked among the nation’s best:
- Cancer (29th) – Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson
- Cardiology and Heart Surgery (48th)
- Diabetes and Endocrinology (34th)
- Ear, Nose and Throat (18th)
- Gastroenterology and GI Surgery (19th)
- Geriatrics (38th)
- Nephrology (49th)
- Neurology and Neurosurgery (24th) – Vickie & Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience at Jefferson
- Ophthalmology (2nd) – Wills Eye Hospital
- Orthopedics (7th) – Rothman Institute at Jefferson and Philadelphia Hand Center at Jefferson
- Urology (22nd)
In addition to specialty rankings, U.S. News & World Report rates hospitals for nine procedures and conditions. Abington Hospital is rated as high performing in heart bypass surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and colon cancer surgery.
Aria-Jefferson Health is rated as a high performer in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure.
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is rated as high performing for hip replacement, knee replacement, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, colon cancer surgery and lung cancer surgery.
The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2017” guidebook, available for pre-sale August 1.
Jefferson, through its academic and clinical entities of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, is reimagining health care for the greater Philadelphia region and southern New Jersey. Since its mergers with Abington Health and Aria Health, Jefferson now has 23,000 people dedicated to providing the highest-quality, compassionate clinical care for patients, educating the health professionals of tomorrow, and discovering new treatments and therapies to define the future of care. With a university and hospital that date to 1824, today Jefferson is comprised of six colleges, nine hospitals, 24 outpatient and urgent care locations, and a multitude of physician practices throughout the region, serving more than 96,000 inpatients, 363,000 emergency patients and 1.9 million outpatient visits annually.
For more information and a complete listing of Jefferson services and locations, visit http://www.jefferson.edu.