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National Jewish Health Named Among Top Metro Denver Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

New recognition comes in addition to #1 Respiratory Hospital national ranking by U.S News & World Report


National Jewish Health has been named one of the top hospitals in Denver in another U.S. News & World Report hospital rankings.  In the first-ever Best Hospitals metro area ranking National Jewish Health is ranked in a tie for #2 with Craig Hospital in the Denver-metro area behind the University of Colorado hospital.  In addition to the “top hospital” ranking, in July 2010 National Jewish Health was ranked the top respiratory hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for the 13th consecutive year.

“We are grateful to be recognized as one of the top hospitals in the Denver area,” said Michael Salem, MD, President and CEO of National Jewish Health.  “This is a testament to our faculty and staff for maintaining a high standard of excellence and to our strategic investment in providing the best and most innovative services for patients.”

U.S. News ranked hospitals within all 52 U.S. metro areas with populations of 1 million or more.  The new rankings recognize 622 hospitals in or near major cities with a record of high performance in key medical specialties. There are nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide.

In recent years, National Jewish Health has added several new service lines to better serve its patients. In the past year, National Jewish Health opened its Lung Cancer Center, which takes advantage of existing strengths in pulmonary medicine, including the Institute for Advanced Biomedical Imaging®, interventional pulmonology and lung pathology.

Over the past several years, National Jewish Health also added gastroenterology, cardiology, other services and a Minimally Invasive Diagnostic Center.

National Jewish Health is an academic affiliate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

National Jewish Health is known worldwide for treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research. Founded in 1899 as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health remains the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to these disorders.

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