Torresdale campus in September 2013
|Location||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Affiliated university||Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|Emergency department||Level II trauma center|
|Helipad||FAA LID: 1PS6|
|Lists||Hospitals in Pennsylvania|
Aria Health, formerly called Frankford Health Systems, is a healthcare system in Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County. It consists of three hospitals and a number of outpatient clinics. With 4,025 employees, Aria Health is the 14th largest private employer in the city of Philadelphia.
The Frankford campus of Aria Health opened on July 4, 1903. The Frankford campus is a general medical and surgical hospital with 485 beds. 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. Aria Health - Frankford is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
In 1977, the Torresdale campus of Aria Health opened in northeast Philadelphia. It is a 258-bed hospital, and a Level II trauma center. The Torresdale campus has a 1,300 car parking garage. Aria Health also operates an urgent care clinics in the Torresdale area.
Work began in 2013 for a new emergency department and parking garage at the Torresdale campus, at a cost of $37 million. The expansion will increase the size of the emergency department to 42 beds.
Bucks County Hospital
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. 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.
Graduate medical education
Aria Health operates a number of osteopathic residency programs accredited by the American Osteopathic Association. Aria Health hosts residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and podiatric surgery, including two combined residency programs: one in internal and emergency medicine and another in family and emergency medicine.
Aria and Jefferson Health System entered into a binding definitive merger agreement on January 19th, with the merger expected to be complete by late Spring 2016.
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