What are Centers of Excellence?

Editor’s Note: The following article appeared in Medical Economics in January 2009. Medical Economics did not specifically evaluate these Centers of Excellence for their PRP savviness.

Quality medical care can be found in every specialty and in every corner of the country, in hospitals and free clinics, in solo practices, and in sprawling medical centers. Sometimes, though, a clinical center, through a combination of talent, hard work, resources, funding, and leadership, rises above the pack in certain areas.

While some centers are known throughout the medical community for their overall expertise, we saw a need for a physician’s guide to the best in various specialties. In response to this, Medical Economics presents the Clinical Centers of Excellence series. The purpose is to recognize those hospitals that bring a little something extra to a specialty, whether through research, patient care, or community outreach.

We’ve chosen the centers based on information from key opinion leaders in various specialties and through physician surveys.

✽    Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts

✽    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

✽    University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, California

✽    Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York

✽    New York University Medical Center, New York, New York

✽    University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, Houston, Texas

✽    University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan

✽    Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Source: http://medicaleconomics.modernmedicine.com/medical-economics/content/clinical-centers-excellence-dermatology

SG 03.06.07

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