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Pennsylvania Hospital

Eighth & Spruce Streets Philadelphia , PA 19107 (215) 829-3000
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Recognized for:
ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease),  Anxiety,  Behavior,  Bipolar Affective Disorder,  Brain,  Childbirth,  Depression,  Knee Problems,  Neurology,  Orthopedics,  Pain,  Parkinson's,  Pregnancy,  Schizophrenia,  Sports Medicine
Pennsylvania Hospital delivers the most babies — about 5,000 — each year in the city of Philadelphia. Services cover pregnancy and prenatal services, including high-risk pregnancies, through to an intensive-care nursery. Orthopedics specializes in joint replacements of the knee and hip surgery, sports medicine, and pain management. In neurology, physicians focus on movement disorders such as Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) and Parkinson’s disease, with an emphasis on deep-brain stimulation and minimally invasive brain procedures. The Crisis Response Center at the hospital provides services for those with serious behavioral health problems, such as bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia or substance abuse. The hospital serves Society Hill, Center City Philadelphia, South Philadelphia, South Jersey and the surrounding Philadelphia suburbs.
Vital statistics:

71% 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.

66% of patients reported their pain was "always" controlled well - ranking the hospital 31th in the region.

The hospital has a 30-day mortality rate from heart attack of 15.4. That's no different from the U.S. rate.

The hospital has a 30-day mortality rate from pneumonia of 11.1. That's no different from the U.S. rate.

The hospital ranks 17th in the region in measurements of blood infection from a catheter in a large vein, and 26th in the region in measurements of infection from a urinary catheter.

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