Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals - 100 Great Hospitals in America | 2014

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals (Philadelphia). Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, born in 1825, is one of the preeminent academic medical centers in Philadelphia. It started as the Infirmary of the Jefferson Medical College, and by 1877, it opened a 125-bed hospital, becoming the first in the nation to be affiliated with a medical school. 

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals FactsAcross all locations, TJUH has 969 licensed beds, 7,200 employees, almost 1,200 medical staff members and more than 1,800 full-time registered nurses. TJUH sits 17th in U.S. News & World Report's Honor Roll for 2013-14, and the hospital is ranked in the top 20 in the nation in seven different specialties.

TJUH previously was a division of Thomas Jefferson University but later separated to become a founding member of Jefferson Health System in 1995. The hospital's affiliated medical college has played home to several medical milestones and innovations. For example, Jacob Da Silva Solis-Cohen, MD, affiliated with Jefferson Medical College, became of the first head and neck surgeons in the country and founded the American Laryngological Association. One of TJUH's most renowned centers of excellence is the Kimmel Cancer Center, which is a National Cancer Institute-designated facility for cancer care and research.

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