Philadelphia, PA – July 21, 2015Wills Eye Hospital is listed Top in Ophthalmology Nationwide once again this year on the much sought-after U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2015-2016 Rankings. The annual list recognizes hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging cases. The list is compiled from votes by thousands of doctors nationwide.

“On behalf of everyone who keeps Wills Eye Hospital the global leader, we are honored and humbled to be named one of the top two eye hospitals in America for yet another year,” said Julia A. Haller, MD, Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Wills Eye Hospital.

With a long and distinguished legacy since opening its doors in 1832 as the nation’s first hospital dedicated exclusively to ophthalmology, Wills Eye Hospital is leading the way in the field of ophthalmic medicine. Its resident and post-graduate training programs are among the most competitive in the country; vision research at the hospital is at an all-time high; and Wills Eye is often described as an innovative example of best practices in delivering care in a new and rapidly changing era of healthcare. In addition to its significant vision research, Wills Eye is also engaged in numerous international collaborations, federally funded community outreach programs for eye disease, and utilizing pioneering technologies.

“The U.S. News & World Report ranking further reflects the expertise and commitment of our medical faculty and entire staff who work tirelessly to seek out emerging new therapies and deliver outstanding care to our patients and their families from around the world,” said Wills Eye Chief Executive Officer, Joseph P. Bilson.

Wills Eye provides a full range of primary and subspecialty eye care for improving and preserving sight, including cataract, cornea, retina, emergency care, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, ocular oncology, oculoplastics, pathology, pediatric ophthalmology and ocular genetics, and refractive surgery. Ocular services include the Wills Laser Correction Center, Low Vision Service, and Diagnostic Center. The hospital’s 24/7 Emergency Service is the only one of its kind in the region. Wills Eye also has a network of seven multi-specialty, ambulatory centers throughout the tri-state area.

The rankings are published at and will appear in print in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2016” guidebook, available in bookstores and on newsstands in August.

Wills Eye Hospital is an independent affiliate of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and serves as the Department of Ophthalmology for both Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Sidney Kimmel Medical College.

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