Hahnemann University Hospital to Offer Gender Affirmation Surgery to Transgender Patients

JANUARY 24, 2017
PHILADELPHIA (January 23, 2017) — Hahnemann University Hospital has launched the Gender Reassignment Surgical Program – a new gender affirmation program for transgender patients. Hahnemann will offer both female-to-male and male-to-female gender confirming surgeries. The launch of the program is the first for an academic medical center in the Philadelphia region.
Under the direction of board-certified plastic surgeon Kathy L. Rumer, DO, FACOS, patients interested in gender confirmation surgery at Hahnemann University Hospital have access to face, breast, chest, body contouring, gender reassignment and other related surgeries. Dr. Rumer is a private practice physician who leads an aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery office on the Main Line.
“We’re extremely proud to offer gender confirming surgery at Hahnemann University Hospital because it is in line with our focus on providing all patients with leading-edge, high-quality care,” said Michael P. Halter, CEO of Hahnemann University Hospital.
Patients interested in gender confirming surgery must meet certain requirements, depending on specific procedures, as specified by their insurance company or the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care.
For more information about gender confirmation surgery at Hahnemann University Hospital, please call Dr. Rumer’s office at 1-855-782-5665.
About Hahnemann University Hospital
Hahnemann University Hospital is a 496-bed academic medical center at Broad and Vine Streets in Philadelphia.  The hospital is a tertiary care institution that specializes in cardiac services, heart failure, OB/GYN, orthopedics, medical, surgical and radiation oncology, bone marrow transplantation, renal dialysis, and kidney/liver transplantation. In 2009, Hahnemann earned Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® and received redesignation in 2015. Hahnemann is recognized by the American Heart Association as a leader in stroke and heart failure treatments. U.S. News and World Report’s 2016-17 “Best Hospital’s” report recognized Hahnemann as High Performing in nephrology, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure. Hahnemann has been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission for attaining and sustaining excellence in Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Surgical Care, Stroke and Perinatal measure sets. The hospital performed one of the city’s first kidney transplants in 1963 and one of the first bone marrow transplants in 1976.  Hahnemann became Philadelphia’s first Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center for adults in 1986. Hahnemann is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. An affiliate of Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital is part of Tenet Pennsylvania, which also includes St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. To learn more about Hahnemann, visit www.hahnemannhospital.com

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