Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals | 100 Great Hospitals in America 2015

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals (Philadelphia). Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, the main hospital facility, was established in 1825. Today, that facility is one of five primary locations that make up Jefferson University Hospitals, comprising a collective 951 licensed acute-care beds and a wide array of clinical specialties. Formerly a division of Thomas Jefferson University, the hospital was separated from the university in 1995, becoming the founding member of the Jefferson Health System. In 1996, the hospital expanded its services with the merger of Methodist Hospital.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital's list of awards and recognitions is lengthy. The Magnet-recognized hospital received exemplary status in two areas — professional development and patient satisfaction — from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in eight specialties, and was ranked No. 4 in Pennsylvania and No. 2 in Philadelphia for 2014-15.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital also earned numerous accolades from Healthgrades in 2015, including being ranked among America's 100 Best Hospitals overall and among the 100 best for cardiac care, gastrointestinal care, general surgery, joint replacement, prostate surgery, pulmonary care and stroke care. The hospital also received a Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades for the third year in a row.

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