Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Penn Presbyterian is best known for its cardiac care and heart rescue programs, Penn Orthopaedics and the Scheie Eye Institute. In recent years, the hospital has become a regional leader in performing minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery, including robotic prostatectomy, the removal of all or part of the prostate gland. The Penn Heart Rescue program includes a fast track to an emergency angioplasty if a heart attack patient experiences completely blocked arteries. Penn Presbyterian physicians perform 5,500 orthopedic cases a year for joint conditions and sports injuries. Scheie is considered a leader in research on retinal degeneration, especially age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over age 50. The hospital serves West Philadelphia, as well as the Philadelphia region, including South Jersey and Delaware.

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Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

51 N. 39th St. Philadelphia , PA 19104 (215) 662-8000 http://www.pennmedicine.org/presby/
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Recognized for:
Cardiac Surgery,  Cardiology,  Eye, Vision Problems,  Macular Degeneration,  Orthopedics,  Prostate Problems,  Sports Medicine
Penn Presbyterian is best known for its cardiac care and heart rescue programs, Penn Orthopaedics and the Scheie Eye Institute. In recent years, the hospital has become a regional leader in performing minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery, including robotic prostatectomy, the removal of all or part of the prostate gland. The Penn Heart Rescue program includes a fast track to an emergency angioplasty if a heart attack patient experiences completely blocked arteries. Penn Presbyterian physicians perform 5,500 orthopedic cases a year for joint conditions and sports injuries. Scheie is considered a leader in research on retinal degeneration, especially age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over age 50. The hospital serves West Philadelphia, as well as the Philadelphia region, including South Jersey and Delaware.
Vital statistics:

77% of patients said they would definitely recommend the hospital to others.

81% of patients reported doctors here "always" communicated well - ranking the hospital 6th 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 14. That's no different than the U.S. rate.

The hospital has a 30-day mortality rate from pneumonia of 10.2. That's no different from the U.S. rate.

The hospital ranks 27th in the region in measurements of blood infection from a catheter in a large vein, and 1st in the region in measurements of infection from a urinary catheter.

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