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Washington, D.C. - July 11, 2008 - Magee Rehabilitation Hospital has been ranked 18th at Rehabilitation in U.S. News's 2008 publication of America's Best Hospitals, accessible online at www.usnews.com/besthospitals and on sale at newsstands Monday, July 14.

Authoritative and influential, the 2008 America's Best Hospitals guide ranks 170 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties - with full data available online for another 1,500 that are unranked. In addition, the Honor Roll singles out the "best of the best."

The 16 ranked specialties are cancer; gastroenterology; ear, nose, and throat; endocrinology; geriatric care; gynecology; heart and heart surgery; kidney disease; neurology and neurosurgery; ophthalmology; orthopedics; psychiatry; rehabilitation; respiratory disorders; rheumatology; and urology.

"The America's Best Hospitals rankings provide readers with trusted material during some of life's most concerning times - hospitalization," said Brian Kelly, editor of U.S.News&World Report. "Our rankings highlight the internal culture of excellence embraced by caregivers in the great hospitals throughout the U.S."

"Talent and money alone don't put hospitals in the rankings," agreed Best Hospitals editor Avery Comarow. "The truly best hospitals are never satisfied," he said. "Of course they have high medical standards. But the emphasis is not only on doing well, but always doing better - squeezing another few percentage points out of the infection rate, improving the quality of life of elderly patients besides helping more of them survive."

"Magee Rehabilitation Hospital is very pleased to be recognized as one of the country's Best Hospitals," said Magee's President and CEO, Jack A. Carroll, Ph.D., M.H.A.. "The culture of excellence found within our walls - within our doctors, nursing personnel therapists, case managers and staff - always has patient safety, care, and comfort in mind. We are honored to once again be listed as a Best Hospital, especially in this, our fiftieth year of caring."


Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, founded in 1958, is a 96-bed specialty medical rehabilitation hospital providing physical and cognitive rehabilitation services. Magee’s flagship facility is located in Center City Philadelphia. In addition to the main campus that offers comprehensive services for spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, orthopedic replacement, amputation, pain management and work injury, Magee provides an expanding out-patient network serving the surrounding communities. In 1985, Magee’s brain injury rehabilitation program became the first in the nation to be accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Magee partnered with Jefferson Hospital to create one of the nation’s 14 federally designated centers for spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Magee has been rated one of America’s leading rehabilitation hospitals by U.S. News&World Report. Magee provides treatment to more than 5,000 individuals annually. Magee is authorized to treat wounded military personnel returning from war. Magee is not an Obligated Group Affiliate.

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