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[February 25, 2013]

Temple University Hospital, Inc, Joins UHC

CHICAGO, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- UHC announces that Temple University Hospital, Inc, of Philadelphia has joined the alliance of 119 academic medical centers.

"We are pleased to welcome Temple University Hospital to UHC," said Irene M. Thompson, UHC president and chief executive officer. "Temple joins an alliance of leading academic medical centers committed to providing high-quality, safe, and cost-effective health care to their patients. We look forward to collaborating with Temple to support their commitment to achieving quality and excellence in patient care." UHC is renowned for its health care performance improvement products and services, including databases that provide comparative data in clinical, operational, faculty practice management, financial, patient safety, and supply chain areas.


"We are delighted to join UHC," said John Kastanis, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of Temple University Hospital. "As one of the nation's leading teaching hospitals, we are committed to providing access to quality patient care as well as supporting excellent medical education and research. Through UHC, we expect to further strengthen our commitment to patient-care." Temple University Hospital is the flagship hospital of Temple University Health System. Ranked among the "Best Hospitals" in the region by U.S. News & World Report, its well-regarded physicians (many of whom are consistently included in national "top doctors" and "best doctors" rankings) provide the most advanced and sophisticated care in a number of specialty areas, including robotic surgery, cardiovascular care, pulmonology, orthopaedics, transplantation, digestive diseases, and neurosciences.

In addition to its 119 principal members, UHC serves 291 general members--community and other hospitals that are affiliated with principal member organizations--offering educational programs and opportunities for members across the country to share knowledge and best practices to achieve optimal outcomes.

About UHC UHC, formed in 1984 and located in Chicago, Ill, is an alliance of the nation's leading nonprofit academic medical centers, which are focused on delivering world-class patient care. UHC fosters collaboration with and among its 119 academic medical centers and 291 affiliated hospital members through its renowned programs and services in the areas of comparative data and analytics, performance improvement, supply chain management, strategic research, and public policy. UHC helps its members achieve excellence in quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness. For more information, visit uhc.edu.

About Temple HealthTemple Health refers to the health, education, and research activities carried out by the affiliates of Temple University Hospital, Inc, and by Temple University School of Medicine. Temple Health is a $1.4 billion academic health system dedicated to providing access to quality patient care and supporting excellence in medical education and research. The health system consists of Temple University Hospital; TUH-Episcopal Campus; TUH-Northeastern Campus; Fox Chase Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center; Jeanes Hospital, a community-based hospital offering medical, surgical, and emergency services; Temple Transport Team, a ground and air ambulance company; and Temple Physicians, Inc., a network of community-based specialty and primary-care physician practices. Temple University Hospital is affiliated with Temple University School of Medicine.

SOURCE UHC http://rt.prnewswire.com/rt.gif NewsItemId=CG65720&Transmission_Id=201302251145PR_NEWS_USPR_____CG65720&DateId=20130225

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