Penn Medicine includes six acute-care hospitals and hundreds of outpatient locations throughout the region, as well as educational facilities at the Perelman School of Medicine.
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
is Penn Medicine’s largest hospital. HUP is a busy inpatient hub for cancer, neurosciences, cardiac care, and many other specialties. It is also the oldest university-owned teaching hospital in the country.
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
is a renowned center for cardiac care and ophthalmology. Its campus includes the Musculoskeletal Center’s outpatient facility at Penn Medicine University City and the Pavilion for Advanced Care, home to Penn Medicine’s Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center.
is the nation’s first hospital, cofounded by Benjamin Franklin in 1751. Today its outstanding clinical programs include the Spine Center, the Center for Transfusion-Free Medicine, maternity and newborn services, and behavioral health. The campus includes Penn Medicine Washington Square, the hospital’s outpatient facility.
Chester County Hospital
is an acute care facility in West Chester specializing in heart and vascular care, cancer, orthopaedics, and women’s health. With satellite locations in Exton, West Goshen, New Garden, Jennersville, Kennett Square, and West Grove, the hospital is the largest in Chester County, with a 250,000-squarefoot expansion which opened in early 2020.
Lancaster General Health
includes the Lancaster General Hospital, the Women & Babies Hospital, and a network of more than 60 outpatient facilities and physician practices in Lancaster, Chester, and Lebanon counties.
Penn Medicine Princeton Health
joined Penn Medicine in 2018 and is among the most comprehensive healthcare systems in New Jersey, including facilities offering acute-care hospital services, behavioral healthcare, ambulatory surgery, and wellness services. In late 2019, Princeton Medical Center celebrated its 100-year anniversary and 100 years of caring for residents of central NJ.
A fully reimagined Penn Medicine Radnor will open in the summer of 2020, setting the standard for the nation’s most advanced ambulatory care. The four-story, 250,000-square-foot multispecialty outpatient facility will expand options for patients to receive care typically only available through inpatient facilities. The campus includes space for a hotel, where patients who come for same-day surgeries, such as joint replacements, can recover with the help of Penn E-lert® eICU remote care monitoring.
From emergency departments to inpatient units to outpatient clinics across the region, Penn Medicine physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and other members of the care team put patients first in every setting. Staff leverages telemedicine, mobile apps, and remote monitoring technologies to provide options that offer patients more convenience and enhance their safety—both when they’re in our facilities and at home.
Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center, designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute since 1973, is a world leader in cancer research, patient care, and education. At the Roberts Proton Therapy Center, the largest integrated radiation oncology center in the world, patients are treated with this highly precise form of radiation, which eradicates tumors while sparking healthy surrounding tissue and eliminating many side effects of conventional radiation treatment. Many Penn physicians also see patients at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center.
Heart of the Matter
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) gives options to those with aortic stenosis who, due to age or health, are not candidates for traditional open-heart valve replacement surgery. As early adopters and pioneers of clinical trials using the approach, Penn cardiologists are among the nation’s leaders in using this innovative catheter-based treatment.
- 1st in the region to perform the TAVR procedure in 2007
- Top 5 TAVR program in the country
- 3,500+ TAVR procedures performed at Penn Medicine
Confronting the Opioid Crisis
Penn Medicine is on the front lines of innovations to drive down opioid addiction and overdose in the community. New efforts such as the Center for Addiction Medicine Policy and the Center for Opioid Recovery and Engagement (CORE) are mapping the most innovative models to build infrastructure and deliver care to patients struggling with substance use.
Evidence Based Connected Care
Way to Health, a Penn-developed technology platform, automates and tailors engagement between patients and clinicians while guiding patients towards healthier decisions.
- 68,000+ patients enrolled in Way to Health projects
- 150+ research and clinical projects have been conducted in nearly all 50 states
- 10 years in operation
- 10,000+ texts with patients in one pilot program for COPD care, Breathe Better Together
Penn Medicine is an internationally recognized leader for discoveries that advance science and patient care. Seventy-eight Penn Medicine researchers are Members of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors in medicine.
The fundamental and discovery science and clinical research from Penn Medicine’s laboratories and hospitals improves care for a wide range of medical conditions and provides the foundation for the next generation of therapies. The culture and campus of the University of Pennsylvania encourages close collaboration between scientists and clinicians, exemplified by its dozens of interdisciplinary clinical and research institutes, centers, and programs.
- 6,700+ faculty & staff
- 4,000+ Students, post doctoral trainees, residents, & fellows
- 48 Departmental centers
- 28 Basic & clinical departments
- 26 Free-standing interdisciplinary centers & institutes
Vanguards of Neuroscience Research
The Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences (MINS) focuses on integrated neuroscience research and training, supporting interdisciplinary fundamental, pre-clinical, and clinical research. MINS projects span a wide spectrum, from addiction to neurodegeneration to issues related to cognition and decision making.
- 214 faculty members from
- 32 departments, representing
- 6 of Penn’s schools
- 40+ seminars and community events hosted by MINS each year, including the Philly Science Festival and Brain Awareness Week
Cancer Research Leaders
The Abramson Cancer Center is a world leader in cancer research, patient care, and education. It includes 9 research programs that bring together investigators from 40 departments and eight University schools.
CAR-T cell therapy—which harnesses patients’ own cells to fight cancer— has been has been hailed as one of the world’s most pivotal medical research breakthroughs in the past decade. This technology is now being leveraged to address other common illnesses, including heart disease and autoimmune diseases.
The Perelman School of Medicine has an international reputation for innovative training programs in areas ranging from leadership to global health. Its groundbreaking curriculum has set a new standard for medical education nationwide and is a model for other academic medical schools. The curriculum integrates basic sciences and clinical experience, fosters interdisciplinary teamwork, and is built on a foundation of evidence-based medicine and patient-centered care.
Perelman School of Medicine Enrollment
- 778 medical students
- 202 enrolled in MD/PhD programs across Penn
Incoming Class 2019/2020
- 150 admitted students
- 54% female
- 46% male
- 28 states represented
- 68% non-traditional applicants
- 18% pursuing MD/PhD
- 23% Underrepresented minorities in medicine
What's Next for the 2019 Graduates?
- 149 graduates
- 19 states where the graduated will train
- 50 graduates training at Penn, CHOP, or the Scheie Eye Institute
- 60% received dual degree or certificates
- Top Specialties: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Anesthesiology
Graduate Medical Education
- 82 ACGME-accredited residency and fellowship programs
- 1,068 residents at HUP, PPMC, PAH, and LGH
- 41 non-ACGME fellowships sponsored by departments
- 408 fellows at HUP, PPMC, and PAH
The Center for Global Health launched in 2015 to synthesize and expand Penn Medicine’s efforts to improve worldwide health equity. The center’s vision for the future is to build a healthier world by training tomorrow’s leaders, addressing global health disparities, supporting regional centers of engagement in underserved locations, and uniting the Penn global health community through workshops, pilot projects, and seminars.
Among the many international projects, two stand out as the foundation of Penn’s involvement in global health. The more than 10-year-old Guatemala-Penn Partnership focuses on public health, medical, as well as projects in local anthropology and archaeology. The 20-year-old Botswana-UPenn Partnership encompasses well-established programs in HIV/AIDS, heart disease, and the education of local health care professionals. In June 2018, the Vingroup-Penn Alliance was established to improve health care and to create new undergraduate and graduate medical training programs in Vietnam. The alliance is positioned to extend Penn’s global reach through the creation of a new Center of Regional Engagement in Southeast Asia, based in Vietnam.
Center for Global Health
- 163 Global Health activities worldwide in 65 countries
- 5 continents where programs are established
- 219 Penn medical trainees involved in Global Health activities
- 89 international students involved in Global Health activities
Penn Medicine is taking action to mitigate its impact on earth by incorporating sustainable practices into design, improving energy management and recycling, minimizing waste, and more.
An eco-friendly construction, design, and operations plan for the Pavilion fortifies Penn’s commitment to the environment, through innovations like the re-use of water and use of one acre of greenery for green roofing and outdoor landscaping for patients, families, and staff to enjoy. In addition to the Pavilion, Penn Medicine is utilizing sustainable practices across its multiple campuses and facilities:
at the new Penn Medicine Radnor
Green Labs @ Penn
The University’s Penn Sustainability initiative created the Green Labs @ Penn program, which aims to reduce the environmental impact of laboratory research.
- 8 Penn Medicine and Perelman School of Medicine labs certified under Penn’s Green Labs program
- 25,000+ pounds of e-waste—from benchtop equipment to under-counter fridges— were collected in a lab clearing initiative in 2019
- 50+ labs participated in the clearing initiative, responsibly recycling materials while decluttering valuable lab space
Caring for people living throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey is Penn Medicine’s primary mission. Every day, physicians, nurses, medical students, researchers, and staff lend their time, skills, and knowledge to help the communities the health system serves, often as volunteers outside of their work.
PENN MEDICINE CAREs
Penn Medicine’s CAREs grant program supports faculty, students, and staff who volunteer in community-based programs from metropolitan Philadelphia to the rural areas in Lancaster and Chester counties to the suburbs and shore communities of New Jersey.
Since CAREs was established in 2011, it has provided grants to over 550 service initiatives, including programs in community centers, farmer’s markets, and places of worship.
Learn more about Penn Medicine’s community engagement and opportunities to volunteer at PennMedicine.org/Community.
Giving Back in FY19
- 304.2M in charity and underfunded care for Medicaid families
- $143.4M in research support and community health improvement services
- $135.9M in physician training support
- +$1.75M raised by Penn's Way campaign
Perelman School students volunteer with Cut Hypertension to provide blood pressure readings and hypertension education for Philly Cuts patrons.
Lancaster General Health partners with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and Community Action Partnerships for Fresh Express—a mobile food pantry that brings healthy food options to high-poverty communities in Lancaster County.
Every April, instructors from Penn Medicine Princeton Health train more than 1,000 community members in lifesaving fundamentals during Free CPR Week.
Chester County Hospital provides a free, year-long diabetes prevention program that is recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
Faculty, staff, and students from HUP, PAH, and PPMC support the Covenant House, a crisis center and residence for the homeless and runaway teens, by providing immediate crisis care, donations, and other services to help prevent future homelessness.
Improving Our Region’s Economic Health
- $15.1B total economic impact
- $208.6M total annual tax revenue
Economic Impact by State and City
- $13.7B total impact in Pennsylvania
- 70,790 jobs supported in Pennsylvania
- $9.3B impact in Philadelphia
- 40,490 jobs supported in Philadelphia
- $1.4B impact in New Jersey
- 9,200 jobs supported in New Jersey
Penn Medicine’s talented and dedicated workforce cares for patients in our hospitals, large ambulatory facilities, and nearly 530 outpatient practices. We also have alliances with top community health systems across Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, creating more options for patients no matter where they live.