Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Named 16th on U.S. News & World Report 2017-2018 Best Hospitals Honor Roll

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Hospital News
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Eleven Specialties Rank Among the Nation's Best

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc., is named 16th

on U.S. News & World Report's 2017-2018 Best Hospitals Honor Roll, a distinction awarded to just 20 hospitals in the U.S. chosen for breadth and depth of clinical excellence.

In the regional rankings, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc., ranked 2nd in the Philadelphia metro area and 3rd in Pennsylvania. Abington Hospital ranked 11th in the Philadelphia region and 18th in the state.

"To be named as one of the sixteen best hospitals in the United States is an honor and recognition that underscores not only the increasing national reputation of Jefferson but the amazing work of our doctors, nurses and dedicated employees," said Stephen K. Klasko, President and CEO, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. "In a city where there are so many great institutions, the fact that we are ranked highest in the Philadelphia area in ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, and ear, nose and throat care is a testament to those people and our creative partnerships with world class organizations such as Wills Eye, Rothman Institute and The Philadelphia Hand Center."

U.S. News & World Report ranked 11 Thomas Jefferson University Hospital specialties among the nation's best:

  • Cancer (20th) – Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson
  • Cardiology and Heart Surgery (41st)
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology (26th)
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (8th)
  • Gastroenterology and GI Surgery (17th)
  • Geriatrics (38th)
  • Nephrology (48th)
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery (21st) – Vickie & Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience at Jefferson
  • Ophthalmology (2nd) – Wills Eye Hospital
  • Orthopedics (4th) – Rothman Institute at Jefferson and The Philadelphia Hand Center at Jefferson
  • Urology (27th)

"Only 3% of hospitals in the nation achieve a ranking in a single specialty," Klasko said. "I extend my sincere appreciation to each of our eleven nationally ranked departments and their leadership for their passion for excellence, as well as the patients who put their trust in us each and every day."

Pulmonology and Rehabilitation were noted as high performers in the specialties rankings. In addition to specialty, U.S. News & World Report rates hospitals for nine procedures and conditions. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is rated as high performing for all nine categories including heart bypass surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, colon cancer surgery and lung cancer surgery. Abington Hospital is rated as high performing in heart bypass surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure and colon cancer surgery. Aria-Jefferson Health is rated as a high performer in the treatment of congestive heart failure.

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