September 27, 2016

Philadelphia – The hospitals of Philadelphia International Medicine have scored impressive combined scores in the 2016-17 U.S. News & World Report best hospital rankings, led by Wills Eye Hospital, #2 in the nation, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, which ranked #7 in orthopedics and in 11 of 16 categories.
“The latest US News rankings affirm the hard work of thousands of the best physicians, surgeons, nurses, support staff, administrators and many others in the hospital family. Philadelphia International Medicine is proud to be a small part of the miracles they perform every day,” said Leonard Karp, PIM president and CEO.
Wills Eye has been ranked second in the national rankings for ophthalmology for several years in a row. The 40-bed hospital has about 200 ophthalmologists on staff, in addition to another 100 physicians. Many of the physicians are on the faculty of Thomas Jefferson University. Among specialty areas in which Wills Eye excelled are: cornea, glaucoma, low vision, neuro-ophthalmology, ocular oncology, pediatric ophthalmology and ocular genetics, among others.
Its clinical team often works closely with counterparts at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Jefferson improved its national rankings this year, with 11 departments earning their way toward the best in the nation, up from 7 last year. The hospital has 937 beds and admitted about 48,000 patients.
Highlighting Jefferson is its top 10 ranking in orthopedics (number 7). Partnering with PIM member Rothman Institute, whose key orthopedists also are professors at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, the Jefferson orthopedics department scored “best” in survival, nurse staffing, patient services and advanced technologies.
Other specialties with top national rankings at Jefferson include: ear, nose and throat (top 20); gastroenterology and GI surgery (top 20); cancer, cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; geriatrics; nephrology; neurology and neuro-surgery; and urology.
Jefferson also scored “high performing” in procedures, including: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); heart failure; hip replacement; knee replacement; and lung cancer surgery.
Also making the list of best in the nation was Fox Chase Cancer Center. Fox Chase, a 100-bed teaching hospital that is part of the Temple University Health System, scored among the nation’s best in oncology and ear, nose and throat (ENT). It merited a “high performance” in gynecology and urology.
A National Comprehensive Cancer Center, Fox Chase scored “best” in the rankings for oncology for survival, nursing, advanced technologies and patient services. In ENT, it scored “best” for survival (a perfect 10 of 10 score), nursing and patient services. Other areas in which Fox Chase excelled include: lung, colon, gynecology, nephrology, and GI.
Temple University Hospital, a 665-bed facility with more than 37,200 admissions, ranked “high performing” in pulmonology and best scores for advanced technologies, patient services and better than average scores for survival.
Temple’s management of patients with COPD was of particular note. Procedures of note included: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair; aortic valve surgery; colon cancer surgery; heart bypass surgery; heart failure; hip replacement; knee replacement; and lung cancer surgery.
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital was listed as “high performing.”
Philadelphia International Medicine is an organization that provides medical and patient support services to international patients. It also provides continuing medical education and health care training and education to international physicians, administrators and other practitioners. As the international department of several Philadelphia-area hospitals, international patients gain access to physicians and hospitals rated among the best in the world through one telephone call to PIM. You can reach PIM by calling 1-215-563-4733; fax, 1-215-563-2777; or e-mail, You can find out more about PIM through its Website at