Study Names Temple University Hospital the Most Racially Inclusive in Pa.; Many Urban Hospital Markets Lag Behind

The Lown Institute, a nonpartisan health care think tank based in Boston, has ranked Temple University Hospital the most racially inclusive hospital in Pennsylvania and the 13th most racially inclusive hospital in the United States.

The 700-bed hospital in the heart of North Philadelphia is the major education and teaching center for the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, and the hospital has a large research mission as part of its education efforts. But Dr. Tony Reed said it also has a mission to serve the health needs of the immediate community.

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