PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Transplant patients will now receive a coordination of care from both Temple University Hospital and St. Luke's University Health Network.
The two formally announced their 'strategic partnership' for transplant services, which covers heart, liver, bone marrow and kidney transplants. It allows patients to attend pre and post transplant appointments with an appropriate physician from Temple or St. Luke's and receieve related diagnostic tests at a convenient St. Luke's location.
Temple transplant physicians will see patients at St. Luke’s, and St. Luke’s physicians will be on-site to see patients and participate in clinical training at Temple University Hospital.
According to a news release from Temple University Hospital, "patients will receive pre-transplant screening and care at St. Luke’s under the direction of both St. Luke’s and Temple physicians. If approved for transplant, patients can be referred to TUH for required pre-transplant testing as well as their transplant surgery. Once discharged from TUH, patients will receive post-transplant care back at St. Luke’s."
“Our collaboration with Temple will enable us to provide our patients with access to innovative transplant treatments that are not found at most hospitals. We look forward to working with Temple,” said Dr. Jeffrey Jahre, Senior Vice President of Medical and Academic Affairs for St. Luke’s University Health Network.
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