President Trump is scheduled to be in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at The National Constitution Center (NCC) in the Independence Mall area. Increased police presence is anticipated in Center City throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening. Please allow extra time if you are going to Wills Eye. Please be advised of area street closures to vehicles beginning at 1:00PM on Tuesday 9/15. Pedestrian access will also be limited in the area. This is subject to change and area restrictions, which could widen, will be lifted once the President departs the NCC. There are also demonstrations planned for Tuesday 9/15 around Independence Mall as well as City Avenue.


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Philadelphia, PA – August 2, 2016 – Wills Eye Hospital has been recognized as one of the two best hospitals nationwide in Ophthalmology by U.S. News & World Report in its 2016-2017 annual survey. "We at Wills Eye are honored and humbled by this vote of confidence from our physician colleagues across the country, whose partnership has been crucial as we evaluate and treat the most challenging cases nationwide and from around the world. All of us here take our leadership role very seriously as we serve both our patients and friends in the medical community as the time-trusted go-to destination whenever complex scenarios arise and referrals are needed. We appreciate their thumbs up!” said Julia A. Haller, MD, Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Wills Eye Hospital. "We thank U.S. News & World Report for bestowing the high ranking on us, but also thank our physicians and dedicated staff for their commitment, compassion and innovative work” said Wills Eye CEO Joseph P. Bilson. The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 27th year, help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care. In Ophthalmology, hospitals are evaluated for their reputation in treating the most challenging cases where patients may be confronting a combination of medical conditions, syndromes and risks. The list is compiled from online votes by thousands of doctors nationwide. Wills Eye has placed in the top three in ophthalmology for all 27 years. In addition to an increase this year at Wills Eye in the volume of complex surgical cases, office visits and procedures, Wills Eye has also expanded its range of innovative research, top tier collaborative partnerships, and telemedicine services. Wills has tripled its weekly global audience for the popular streaming live Chiefs’ Rounds and, this month, the Institution welcomes the arrival of its new Vice Chair for Research, world-renowned epidemiologist and vision scientist Leslie Hyman, PhD. Wills Eye provides a full range of primary and subspecialty eye care including cataract, cornea, retina, diagnostic imaging, emergency care, glaucoma, ocular oncology, oculoplastics, pathology, pediatric ophthalmology and ocular genetics and refractive surgery. Wills Eye also has seven multi-specialty ambulatory centers throughout the region. The rankings are published at 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.