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Aria Health
Aria Health logo.gif
A photograph taken of Aria Health - Torresdale campus, on September 29, 2013.
Torresdale campus in September 2013
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Funding Non-profit hospital
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Emergency department Level II trauma center
Beds 855 (total)
Helipad FAA LID: 1PS6[1]
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 65 20 Asphalt
Founded 1902[2]
Lists Hospitals in Pennsylvania

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. With 4,025 employees,[4] Aria Health is the 14th largest private employer in the city of Philadelphia.[5]

Aria Health operates several residency training programs for osteopathic physicians (DO). The residencies are accredited by the American Osteopathic Association.

Frankford campus[edit]

The Frankford campus of Aria Health opened on July 4, 1903.[2] The Frankford campus is a general medical and surgical hospital with 485 beds.[6] 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.[6] Aria Health - Frankford is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).[6]

Torresdale campus[edit]

In 1977, the Torresdale campus of Aria Health opened[2] in northeast Philadelphia. It is a 258-bed hospital, and a Level II trauma center.[7] The Torresdale campus has a 1,300 car parking garage.[8] Aria Health also operates an urgent care clinics in the Torresdale area.[9]

Work began in 2013 for a new emergency department and parking garage at the Torresdale campus, at a cost of $37 million.[10] The expansion will increase the size of the emergency department to 42 beds.[10]

Bucks County Hospital[edit]

Aria Health Bucks Campus, located in Langhorne, Pennsylvania

In 1999, the health system acquired Delaware Valley Medical Center, which is now called Aria Health-Bucks County. It is a 112-bed hospital located in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.[11]

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.[12] 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.[13]

Graduate medical education[edit]

Aria Health operates a number of osteopathic residency programs accredited by the American Osteopathic Association. Aria Health hosts residency programs in family medicine,[14] internal medicine,[15] emergency medicine,[16] and podiatric surgery,[17] including two combined residency programs: one in internal and emergency medicine[18] and another in family and emergency medicine.[19]

Aria Health also runs a critical care fellowship program.[20]

See also[edit]

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.[21]


  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. ^ Staff writer (Sep 26, 2012). "Largest employers in the Philadelphia region: Slideshow". Philadelphia Business Journal.
  5. ^ Staff writer (March 27, 2013). "The 15 largest private employers in Philadelphia". The Inquirer.
  6. ^ a b c "Aria Health". US News & World Report.
  7. ^ "Campus Information (Torresdale)". Aria Health.
  8. ^ George, John (Jul 12, 2011). "Aria Health's Torresdale campus gets parking garage expansion". Philadelphia Business Journal.
  9. ^ Lattanzio, Vince (May 9, 2013). "Urgent Care, Right in Your Backyard". NBC10 Philadelphia.
  10. ^ a b George, John (Apr 1, 2013). "Hospital begins $37 million expansion". Philadelphia Business Journal.
  11. ^ "Campus Information (Bucks County)". Aria Health.
  12. ^ George, John (Mar 16, 2012). "Aria Health facing opposition in Bucks County". Philadelphia Business Journal.
  13. ^ Brubaker, Harold (September 21, 2013). "'Health-care village' proposed for Lower Makefield site". The Inquirer.
  14. ^ "PCOM/Aria Health - Family Medicine Residency". American Osteopathic Association.
  15. ^ "PCOM/Aria Health - Internal Medicine Residency". American Osteopathic Association.
  16. ^ "PCOM/Aria Health - Emergency Medicine Residency". American Osteopathic Association.
  17. ^ "2014 CASPR Directory". American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine.
  18. ^ "PCOM/Aria Health - Internal Med-Emergency Med Residency". American Osteopathic Association.
  19. ^ "PCOM/Aria Health - Family Medicine/Emergency Med Residency". American Osteopathic Association.
  20. ^ "PCOM MEDNet/Aria Health - Critical Care-Medicine Fellowship". American Osteopathic Association.
  21. ^

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