Jefferson on Honor Roll of Nation’s Top Hospitals

U.S. News and World ReportJefferson University Hospital has joined an exclusive list: U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2013-14 Honor Roll.

It is the first time Jefferson has been included in the Honor Roll.

U.S. News & World Report 2013-14 hospital report ranked Jefferson among the best in the nation in 12 specialty areas, including a second top 10 national ranking for Jefferson Orthopedics, equaling last years’ ranking at number seven.

“To be singled-out for exemplary patient care across twelve diverse and unique disciplines speaks of our commitment to leading-edge research and reflects the dedication of an exceptionally talented team of physicians, nurses and professional staff,” said David P. McQuaid, FACHE, President, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc.

In addition to orthopedics, the magazine, which compiles and publishes the defining surveys in healthcare, also placed Jefferson among the best in the nation in eleven other specialty areas; Pulmonology (14th), Rehabilitation Medicine (16th), Cancer (17th), Diabetes and Endocrinology (18th), Otolaryngology/ear, nose and throat (19th), Urology (20th), Gastroenterology (21st), Gynecology (28th), Geriatrics (31st), Neurology and Neurosurgery (32nd), and Nephrology (42nd).

Jefferson scored high marks in Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, as well, earning a position in the high-performing category.

“In today’s challenging healthcare environment, patients have options regarding their care and where they receive it,” Mr. McQuaid added. “As a national healthcare leader, Jefferson will continue to be a hospital of choice, employing advanced treatments to deliver the best possible outcomes.”

US News Honor RollSince its establishment in 1825, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, an academic medical center, has provided nationally recognized care intended to improve the health of all the communities it serves. Jefferson accomplishes its mission in partnership with Thomas Jefferson University and as a member of the Jefferson Health System.

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 on August 27.

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