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Philadelphia Business Journal Highlights Temple University Hospital’s Lung Transplant Achievements

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A Philadelphia Business Journal article highlighted that Temple University Hospital (TUH) performed the most lung transplants (138) from July 2020 to June 2021, making it the No. 1 volume program in the nation, according to new data from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). The TUH lung transplant program has the best one-year survival outcomes in the region, and outperforms national rates, according to the latest SRTR data. Temple has performed more lung transplants than any other program in the nation over the past seven years, according to SRTR accumulated data from January 2015-January 2022. Comments from Michael A. Young, MHA, FACHE, President and CEO of Temple University Health System, and Gerard J. Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP, Chair and Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Director of the Temple Lung Center, were featured in the piece. The Business Journal article also highlighted the seven-figure gift from Nancy Witty to the Temple Lung Center in honor of her late husband, Robert, who was a transplant patient. Temple will use the gift to build a new, expanded bronchoscopy suite.