Saturday, December 27, 2014

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is the region's largest hospital, with 2010 revenues of $1.8 billion. It regularly ranks among the nation's best in some 15 specialties ranging from psychiatry to cardiology to orthopedics. HUP's doctors typically teach at Penn's school of medicine, the nation's first. HUP is the site of more federal research grants than any other hospital in the region. Recent breakthroughs involve gene therapy for a kind of leukemia, a promising new treatment for HIV and a novel way to detect Parkinson's and Alzheimers. HUP also has the region's largest transplant program.

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Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

3400 Spruce St. Philadelphia , PA 19104 (215) 662-4000 http://www.pennmedicine.org/hup/
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Recognized for:
Cardiology,  Organ Transplants,  Orthopedics,  Psychiatry
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is the region’s largest hospital, with 2010 revenues of $1.8 billion. It regularly ranks among the nation's best in some 15 specialties ranging from psychiatry to cardiology to orthopedics. HUP’s doctors typically teach at Penn’s school of medicine, the nation’s first. HUP is the site of more federal research grants than any other hospital in the region. Recent breakthroughs involve gene therapy for a kind of leukemia, a promising new treatment for HIV and a novel way to detect Parkinson’s and Alzheimers. HUP also has the region’s largest transplant program.
Vital statistics:

81% of patients said they would definitely recommend the hospital to others.

80% of patients reported doctors here "always" communicated well - ranking the hospital 7th in the region.

72% of patients reported their pain was "always" controlled well - ranking the hospital 5th in the region.

The hospital has a 30-day mortality rate from heart attack of 15.1. That's no different than the U.S. rate.

The hospital has a 30-day mortality rate from pneumonia of 9.3. That's no different than the U.S. rate.

The hospital ranks 37th in the region in measurements of blood infection from a catheter in a large vein, and 19th in the region in measurements of infection from a urinary catheter.

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