Aria-Jefferson Health

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Jefferson Health
Jefferson Health - Northeast
LocationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
FundingNon-profit hospital
Hospital typeTeaching
Affiliated universityPhiladelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Emergency departmentLevel II trauma center
Beds855 (total)
HelipadFAA LID: 1PS6[1]
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 65 20 Asphalt
ListsHospitals in Pennsylvania

Now part of Jefferson Health, Aria Health (formerly called Frankford Health Systems,[3]) is a healthcare system in Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County. It consists of three hospitals and a number of outpatient clinics.

Jefferson Frankford Hospital[edit]

The Frankford campus, now known as Jefferson Frankford Hospital, opened on July 4, 1903.[2] The Frankford campus is a general medical and surgical hospital with 485 beds.[4] In the last year with data available, the hospital had 131,188 emergency department visits, and performed 7,686 inpatient and 11,561 outpatient surgeries.[4]

Jefferson Torresdale Hospital[edit]

In 1977, the Torresdale campus, now known as Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, opened[2] in northeast Philadelphia. It is a 258-bed hospital, and a Level II trauma center.[5] The Torresdale campus has a 1,300 car parking garage.[6] There are also partner urgent care clinics in the Torresdale area.[7]

Work began in 2013 for a new emergency department and parking garage at the Torresdale campus, at a cost of $37 million.[8] The expansion increased the size of the emergency department to 42 beds.[8] Jefferson Torresdale Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. is rated high performing in 2 adult procedures and conditions, according to U.S. News & World Report[9]. It is a general medical and surgical facility. It scored high in patient safety, demonstrating commitment to reducing accidents and medical mistakes.

Jefferson Bucks Hospital[edit]

Jefferson Bucks Hospital, located in Langhorne, Pennsylvania

In 1999, the Aria Health system acquired Delaware Valley Medical Center, which is now called Jefferson Bucks Hospital. It is a 112-bed hospital located in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.[10]

Aria Health sought to build a new 229-bed facility in Lower Makefield to replace Bucks County Hospital. Local residents opposed this project, due to concerns about traffic congestion.[11] In 2013, Aria Health proposed news plans for a "health care village," a facility offering multiple health care services, which may have lower impact on the environment and traffic congestion.[12]

Graduate medical education[edit]

(Former) Aria Health operates a number of osteopathic residency programs accredited by the American Osteopathic Association. Aria Health hosts residency programs in family medicine,[13] internal medicine,[14] emergency medicine,[15] and podiatric surgery,[16] including two combined residency programs: one in internal and emergency medicine[17] and another in family and emergency medicine.[18]

Aria Health also runs a critical care fellowship program.[19]

See also[edit]

In July 2016, Aria and Jefferson Health System announced an official merger to become one.[20]


  1. ^ "AirNav: 1PS6 - Aria Health-Torresdale Division Heliport". Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Our History". Aria Health.
  3. ^ Goldstein, Josh (August 30, 2010). "PA Hospital's Kathleen Kinslow to lead Aria Health". The Inquirer.
  4. ^ a b "Aria Health". US News & World Report.
  5. ^ "Campus Information (Torresdale)". Aria Health.
  6. ^ George, John (Jul 12, 2011). "Aria Health's Torresdale campus gets parking garage expansion". Philadelphia Business Journal.
  7. ^ Lattanzio, Vince (May 9, 2013). "Urgent Care, Right in Your Backyard". NBC10 Philadelphia.
  8. ^ a b George, John (Apr 1, 2013). "Hospital begins $37 million expansion". Philadelphia Business Journal.
  9. ^ "U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals 2018-19".
  10. ^ "Campus Information (Bucks County)". Aria Health.
  11. ^ George, John (Mar 16, 2012). "Aria Health facing opposition in Bucks County". Philadelphia Business Journal.
  12. ^ Brubaker, Harold (September 21, 2013). "'Health-care village' proposed for Lower Makefield site". The Inquirer.
  13. ^ "PCOM/Aria Health - Family Medicine Residency". American Osteopathic Association.
  14. ^ "PCOM/Aria Health - Internal Medicine Residency". American Osteopathic Association.
  15. ^ "PCOM/Aria Health - Emergency Medicine Residency". American Osteopathic Association.
  16. ^ "2014 CASPR Directory". American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine.
  17. ^ "PCOM/Aria Health - Internal Med-Emergency Med Residency". American Osteopathic Association.
  18. ^ "PCOM/Aria Health - Family Medicine/Emergency Med Residency". American Osteopathic Association.
  19. ^ "PCOM MEDNet/Aria Health - Critical Care-Medicine Fellowship". American Osteopathic Association.
  20. ^ "Jefferson and Aria Come Together". July 6, 2016.

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