Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Geography
Location University City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Organization
Care system Private
Hospital type Teaching Hospital
Affiliated university University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Services
Emergency department Level I trauma center
Beds 776
History
Founded 1874
Links
Website http://pennmedicine.org/hup/ Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Lists Hospitals in Pennsylvania

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) is a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania Health System located in the University City section of West Philadelphia. The hospital was founded at its current location in 1874 by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, making it the oldest university-owned teaching hospital in the country.[1] For 2014-15, U.S. News & World Report ranked HUP at #7 on its list of the best hospitals in the nation.[2] In the same report, U.S. News ranked HUP #1 in the region and #1 in the Philadelphia metro area. The same report rated HUP in the top 20 nationally in 11 of the 16 individual specialties it measured.[3]

Facilities[edit]

HUP operates a Level I Trauma Center which includes PennSTAR, a fleet of 6 helicopters used to transport critically injured patients to the hospital. PennSTAR serves eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. HUP is also located next to the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine's new Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine which houses the Abramson Cancer Center as well as the Roberts Proton Therapy Center.

Campus[edit]

The hospital is located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) along with several other health related organizations including a medical school, a nursing school, a radiology technologist school,[4] veterinary and dental medicine schools, research laboratories and outpatient facilities. As of May 2012, The University of Pennsylvania Health System was the third largest employer in the greater Philadelphia area.[5] The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is also on this campus. Although it engages in many collaborative efforts with Penn, CHOP is not part of the Penn Health System.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ History of the hospital's location
  2. ^ America's Best Hospitals: the 2013-14 Honor Roll
  3. ^ U.S. News Rankings-Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  4. ^ ,Radiology Technologist Education | Penn Medicine Department of Radiology
  5. ^ Select Greater Philadelphia - Leading Employers

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°57′00″N 75°11′37″W / 39.95°N 75.1936°W / 39.95; -75.1936