Hahnemann University Hospital

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Coordinates: 39°57′25″N 75°09′47″W / 39.957°N 75.163°W / 39.957; -75.163

Hahnemann University Hospital
Tenet Healthcare
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Center City Hahnemann Campus as seen from the I-676 interchange
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Funding For-profit hospital
Hospital type Tertiary care center
Affiliated university Drexel University College of Medicine
Standards The Joint Commission
Emergency department Level I trauma center
Beds 496
Founded 1885
Website http://www.hahnemannhospital.com/
Lists Hospitals in Pennsylvania

Hahnemann University Hospital is a tertiary care center in Center City, Philadelphia. Established in 1885, it was named after Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy.[1] It is academically affiliated with Drexel University College of Medicine and serves as its Center City Hahnemann campus.

Hahnemann University Hospital is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

The hospital, located at 230 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, is currently owned by Tenet Healthcare.[2]


The hospital was originally located on North 15th Street in Philadelphia until 1928. The hospital moved to its currently location in 1928 after the completion of what is now the South Tower on the hospital's campus. The new building was the first skyscraper teaching hospital in the U.S. In 1979, the hospital's campus expanded with the addition of the North Tower. The North Tower now houses the emergency department, patient care floors and other core services.

Hahnemann's Charles C. Wolferth Trauma Center became the first designated Level I Trauma Center for adults in Philadelphia in 1986.[3] In 1993 Hahnemann University Hospital was bought by Allegheny General.[4] In 1998 the parent company, Allegheny Health Education and Research Foundation, declared bankruptcy and Tenet Healthcare Corporation acquired its holdings, which included Hahnemann University Hospital and other regional hospitals, such as Roxborough Memorial Hospital, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Warminster Hospital.[1][5]

On August 3, 2000, former President Gerald Ford was admitted to the Hospital after suffering two minor strokes while attending the 2000 Republican National Convention, but made a quick recovery afterwards.[6]

Today, the hospital's campus comprises five buildings: North Tower, South Tower, Bobst Building, Feinstein Building and New College Building.

Services Provided[edit]

Hahnemann University Hospital specializes in:

  • Kidney, liver and heart transplantation
  • OB/GYN
  • Medical and radiation oncology
  • Hepato-pancreato-biliary(HPB) program
  • Minimally invasive robotic surgery
  • Neonatal intensive care unit, Level III
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Bloodless medicine and surgery
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pulmonary medicine and sleep center
  • Urology
  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Renal dialysis

Drexel University[edit]

After Tenet Healthcare acquired the holdings of the Allegheny Health Education and Research Foundation, it created the MCP Hahnemann University and arranged for Drexel University to assume its operation.[5] In 2002 Tenet Healthcare agreed to a 20-year merger between MCP Hahnemann University and Drexel University, as well as an affiliation between the Drexel University College of Medicine and Tenet's teaching hospitals in the Philadelphia area.[5]

In popular culture[edit]

The exterior of Hahnemann University Hospital has been used for a number of TV shows, including It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Cold Case and The Mindy Project.[7]



  1. ^ a b "Hospital Profile Hahnemann University Hospital". Tenet Healthcare. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-26. 
  2. ^ George, John (9 May 2011). "Tenet rejects another Community Health takeover offer". Philadelphia Business Journal. United States: American City Business Journals. Archived from the original on 10 May 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Hahnemann University Hospital Trauma Center Hahnemann University Hospital Website
  4. ^ "Anatomy of a Bankruptcy - Part 6: Last dance". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. January 24, 1999. Retrieved 2007-04-26. 
  5. ^ a b c "History of the Drexel University College of Medicine". Drexel University College of Medicine. Retrieved 2007-04-26. 
  6. ^ Hospitalized After Suffering a Stroke, Former President Ford Is Expected to Fully Recover NYTimes, August 3, 2000. Retrieved on 2008-07-05.
  7. ^ "Hahnemann is used for the exterior shots of the Hospital in The Mindy Project • /r/philadelphia". reddit. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 

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