Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Temple University Hospital

Doctors at the 740-bed hospital on North Broad Street are also professors at the esteemed Temple University School of Medicine. The hospital is known for its pulmonary unit as well as for care in cardiology, digestive diseases, bone marrow transplants, neurosciences and orthopedics. It is one of only a handful of facilities able to diagnose Parkinson's Disease using an experimental neuro-imaging technique. The hospital has expanded into robotic surgery and created a Limb Salvage Center. Temple also runs the only level 1 trauma center with a burn unit in southeastern Pennsylvania.

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Temple University Hospital

3401 North Broad St. Philadelphia , PA 19140 (215) 707-2000 http://tuh.templehealth.org/
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Recognized for:
Burns,  Cardiology,  Gastroenterology,  Neurology,  Orthopedics,  Parkinson's,  Pulmonology,  Trauma
Doctors at the 740-bed hospital on North Broad Street are also professors at the esteemed Temple University School of Medicine. The hospital is known for its pulmonary unit as well as for care in cardiology, digestive diseases, bone marrow transplants, neurosciences and orthopedics. It is one of only a handful of facilities able to diagnose Parkinson’s Disease using an experimental neuro-imaging technique. The hospital has expanded into robotic surgery and created a Limb Salvage Center. Temple also runs the only level 1 trauma center with a burn unit in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Vital statistics:

61% of patients said they would definitely recommend the hospital to others.

75% of patients reported doctors here "always" communicated well - ranking the hospital 21st in the region.

63% of patients reported their pain was "always" controlled well - ranking the hospital 38th in the region.

The hospital has a 30-day mortality rate from heart attack of 16.2. That's no different than the U.S. rate.

The hospital has a 30-day mortality rate from pneumonia of 10.8. That's no different than the U.S. rate.

The hospital ranks 30th in the region in measurements of blood infection from a catheter in a large vein, and 36th in the region in measurements of infection from a urinary catheter.

 

 

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