Top 10 Moments of 2017 for Jefferson Health

It’s no surprise that 2017 was a big year for Jefferson Health! Here some of our top moments, in no particular order.

Jefferson and Kennedy Health officially came together! Kennedy Health hospitals are now known as Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, Jefferson Stratford Hospital and Jefferson Washington Township Hospital. The renaming is part of a unifying change to highlight Jefferson Health’s southern New Jersey hub as Jefferson continues its efforts to bring world class health care to patients in the communities where they live.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc., was 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. U.S. News & World Report also ranked 11 Thomas Jefferson University Hospital specialties among the nation’s best, including: Cancer (20th) – Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at JeffersonCardiology 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 to Shoulder Center at Jefferson (formerly The Philadelphia Hand Center), Urology (27th).

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson opened the Cancer Support and Welcome Center, which offers a range of cancer support services designed to bring people together, foster community, educate and offer effective tools to help you understand and manage your disease.

The Jefferson Transplant institute received a laudable five star score from the Scientific Register of Transplant Recipients (SRTS). The SRTR evaluates the patient survival and organ functionality one year after their transplantation, and then assigns a score of one (the worst) to five (the best).

Center City Division of Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia (CCP) is now part of Jefferson Health. With more than 90 cardiologists, CCP is one of the largest independent cardiac care practices in the country. Jefferson’s collaboration with CCP represents another major step forward in providing patients greater access to advanced cardiac care at convenient locations where they live and work.

Dr. Stephen Klasko was named to Modern Healthcare’s 2017 list of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. According to Modern Healthcare’s website, “The 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare awards and recognition program honors individuals in healthcare who are deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare to be the most influential individuals in the industry, in terms of leadership and impact.”

Jefferson established the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health, to reflect our role as a national leader in the field and the organization’s strides in developing novel clinical therapies, wellness programs and cutting-edge, peer-reviewed research.

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson received a $3 million development donation from education and healthcare philanthropists Esperanza and David Neu to establish the Neu Center for Supportive Medicine and Cancer Survivorship. The Center serves as a comprehensive resource for psychosocial care and research, ensuring patients feel supported and emotionally healthy as they confront and recover from cancer.

Together with National Jewish Health, the nation’s leading respiratory hospital, based in Denver, Colorado, we created the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute – Jefferson Health and National Jewish Health. The Institute, enabled by the continuing support of the Jane and Leonard Korman Family Foundation, is a collaboration that leverages the strengths of each organization and defines best practices for treatment and research of pulmonary and related diseases.

Oh, and Jefferson OB-GYN fellow Dr. Rebekah McCurdy assisted in the delivery of a Western Lowland Gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo!

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