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.

Wills Eye Takes Top Honors for Excellence in Patient Care in Annual “Best Hospitals” List

In the 2019-2020 U.S. News & World Report vote, America’s Board-Certified Ophthalmologists choose Wills Eye Hospital for its outstanding reputation in treating the most difficult cases.

PHILADELPHIA-Wills Eye Hospital’s outstanding reputation for patient care is once again being acclaimed by physicians nationwide. In the 2019-2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Rankings, board certified physicians throughout the U.S. voted Wills Eye a top center of excellence where they would refer their most complex patients.

"The news of this peer recognition is tremendously gratifying and humbling. Our goal every day is to go above and beyond for our patients to make their lives better. Our guiding philosophy, Skill with Compassion, truly describes how our world-class faculty come together as one to treat the most challenging eye conditions,” said Julia A. Haller, MD, Ophthalmologist-in-Chief of Wills Eye and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

"Our world-renowned Wills Eye medical staff is deeply committed to the pillars of our mission: clinical care, education and research. It is because of this dedication and great mentoring relationship among our faculty, residents and fellows that we continue to be recognized and are grateful for this honor,” said, Joseph P. Bilson, Chief Executive Officer, Wills Eye Hospital.

The annual survey of Best Hospitals in ophthalmology is determined by a survey of board-certified ophthalmologists. The rankings are published at

About Wills Eye Hospital: Wills Eye Hospital is a global leader in ophthalmology, established in 1832 as the nation’s first hospital specializing in eye care. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Wills Eye as one of America’s top ophthalmology centers since the survey began and has the most nationally ranked ophthalmologists in the country. Wills Eye is a premier training site for all levels of medical education. Its resident and post-graduate training programs are among the most competitive in the country. One of the core strengths of Wills is the close connection between innovative research and advanced patient care. Wills provides the 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. Its 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 surgery centers throughout the Tri-state area.


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