Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital has the region's only dedicated hospital for neuroscience. Its orthopedics service says it treats more patients with spine or spinal cord disorders than any program in the northeast, and the Rothman Institute at Jefferson performs some 6,500 joint replacements a year. Jefferson's Kimmel Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute-designated facility. In addition to close links with Jefferson Medical College, the hospital is a leading site nationally for medical research and has been active in alternative treatments through the Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine.

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Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

111 South 11th St Philadelphia , PA 19107 (215) 955-6000 http://www.jeffersonhospital.org
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Recognized for:
Cancer,  Orthopedics,  Spinal Cord
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital has the region’s only dedicated hospital for neuroscience. Its orthopedics service says it treats more patients with spine or spinal cord disorders than any program in the northeast, and the Rothman Institute at Jefferson performs some 6,500 joint replacements a year. Jefferson’s Kimmel Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute-designated facility. In addition to close links with Jefferson Medical College, the hospital is a leading site nationally for medical research and has been active in alternative treatments through the Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine.
Vital statistics:

75% of patients said they would definitely recommend the hospital to others.

77% of patients reported doctors here "always" communicated well - ranking the hospital 15th in the region.

70% of patients reported their pain was "always" controlled well - ranking the hospital 12th in the region.

The hospital has a 30-day mortality rate from heart attack of 16.1. That's no different than the U.S. rate.

The hospital has a 30-day mortality rate from pneumonia of 11. That's no different than the U.S. rate.

The hospital ranks 46th in the region in measurements of blood infection from a catheter in a large vein, and 48th in the region in measurements of infection from a urinary catheter.

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