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Published on October 19, 2012

Crozer Recognized for High Performance by U.S. News and World Report

For the second year in a row, Crozer-Chester Medical Center was recognized for “high performance” by U.S. News and World Report.

U.S. News and World Report publishes national rankings in 16 specialties. They also rank hospitals in selected metropolitan areas as well as most states. Crozer was honored for high performance in Urology. In addition, the medical center was among the best in the Philadelphia metropolitan area and Pennsylvania, ranking #20 in metro Philadelphia and #39 in the state.

Urology’s high performance raking should come as no surprise, since Crozer was awarded this very honor last year by U.S. News and World Report. “I wouldn’t expect anything less,” says Frank D’Elia, M.D., chief of the Division of Urology at Crozer. “We have the only three fellowship-trained urologists in DelawareCounty, each with specialty training in one area — two of us are fellowship-trained in oncology and one in robotic and laparoscopic surgery. In addition, all of the urologists in our group specialize in a small area of urology that they do all day long — stone treatment, erectile dysfunction, etc. This has resulted in each and every one of our partners being recognized as top doctors in their fields.”

D’Elia maintains that this approach — together with the fact that the physicians of his practice train medical students — is what helps to provide the best care possible to patients. He also believes that this acknowledgement was very much a team effort — encompassing hospital staff and administration together with the physicians. “We are fortunate that Crozer is very responsive to our needs,” he says. “They purchased the equipment that we need to perform these state-of-the-art procedures.”

D’Elia adds that the whole hospital team — doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, administrators, social workers and many others — is what really makes the program run so efficiently and with such good outcomes. “Knowing all of these things, I wouldn’t expect anything other than recognition,” he says.

Crozer urologists also see patients at the Crozer-Keystone Regional Cancer Center at Brinton Lake in Glen Mills.

“The hospital rankings are like a GPS-type aid to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges,” says Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings editor. “All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care.”

The rankings were published by U.S. News and World Report in collaboration with RTI International, a research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. The complete rankings and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.

For more information about the programs and services at Crozer-Keystone Health System, visit www.crozerkeystone.org.

 

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