Einstein Medical Center

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Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
Einstein Healthcare Network
Albert Einstein Medial Center Philadelphia Logo.jpg
Location 5501 Old York Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Care system Non-profit
Hospital type Teaching
Emergency department Level I trauma center
Beds 701 [1]
Helipad FAA LID: 2PS9[2]
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 100 30 Concrete, Rooftop
Website Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
Einstein Healthcare Network
Lists Hospitals in Pennsylvania

The Einstein Medical Center[3] is an independent Academic Medical Center in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area of the United States. Einstein is a part of the Einstein Healthcare Network. The medical center offers residency and fellowship training programs in many specialized areas.[4] It also includes a Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.[5]

Founded as the Jewish Hospital for the Aged, Infirmed and Destitute (Jewish Hospital for short) in August, 1864, this hospital was an important institution in the history of the Jews in Philadelphia, providing care for "the suffering poor of all religions". It officially opened in 1866, starting with 22 beds (the linens donated by philanthropist Moses Rosenbach) at 56th and Haverford Road in West Philadelphia. The hospital soon expanded, moving to Old York Road in 1873, and opening various homes and clinics. In 1952, the Jewish hospital merged with Northern Liberties Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital to form a single medical center. It was named for Albert Einstein after the volunteer president of Mount Sinai wrote a letter asking Einstein for permission to use his name. Einstein granted his permission on June 28 of that year.[6]


The Henry S. Frank Memorial Synagogue, on the hospital grounds, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a copy of the ancient synagogue at Kfar Bar'am, Israel.


  1. ^ "Einstein Medical Center : Hospitals Directory – US News Health". December 2007. Archived from the original on 2008-08-30.
  2. ^ "Airnav: 2PS9 – Albert Einstein Medical Center Heliport". Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Einstein Healthcare Network". einstein.edu. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Residencies & Education". einstein.edu. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  5. ^ "About Us". einstein.edu. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  6. ^ "News Room". einsteinnewsroom.com. Archived from the original on 27 May 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2015.

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Coordinates: 40°2′8.4″N 75°8′33.63″W / 40.035667°N 75.1426750°W / 40.035667; -75.1426750