Congratulations to the faculty, staff, residents and fellows here at Jefferson. We have achieved a distinction obtained by less than 0.5% of all American hospitals – this July we were notified that we have joined the U.S.News & World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll. This represents a major accomplishment, led and enabled by Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals President David McQuaid, FACHE, and Jefferson Medical College Dean Mark Tykocinski, MD, and brought to reality by the many Jeffersonians who contribute to patient care at Jefferson. This is a big deal. Enjoy it!
We in the Department of Surgery touch many of the 12 specialty areas ranked as the nation’s best such as Orthopedics (#7), Pulmonology (#14), Cancer (#17), Diabetes and Endocrinology (#18), Gastroenterology (#21), Gynecology (#28), and Neurology/ Neurosurgery (#32). Our Acute Care Surgery Division cares for surgical patients in all these specialty areas, and our thoracic and transplant surgeons, general surgeons, colorectal surgeons, and minimally-invasive surgeons serve patients with cancer, chest diseases and alimentary tract diseases. So, although “Surgery” per se has never been a specific and defined component for the 24 years of rankings, we should all be proud of this recognition.
The Jefferson medical community will persist in our efforts to achieve superior patient care, focused innovative research and exceptional educational opportunities for our student and resident learners. The Honor Roll. This is a big deal! Now, the bar is set high – and we must redouble our attention to quality initiatives, patient safety, compassionate care at the highest level, and innovation in the clinics and the labs. We want to become a fixture of the Honor Roll.
"From the Chair: Overview,"
Jefferson Surgical Solutions: Vol. 8
, Article 3.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/jss/vol8/iss2/3