Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Penn Medicine and University of Pennsylvania Health System logo.svg
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.jpg
Map of Philadelphia, PA
Map of Philadelphia, PA
Shown in Philadelphia, PA
Geography
Location 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States
Coordinates 39°57′00″N 75°11′37″W / 39.95°N 75.1936°W / 39.95; -75.1936Coordinates: 39°57′00″N 75°11′37″W / 39.95°N 75.1936°W / 39.95; -75.1936
Organization
Funding Non-profit hospital
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Perelman School of Medicine
Services
Beds 776
Helipads
Helipad FAA LID: PA03
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 35 11 concrete
History
Founded 1874
Links
Website pennmedicine.org/hup
Lists Hospitals in the United States

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) is the flagship hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and is located in the University City section of West Philadelphia. It is consistently ranked as one of the top hospitals in the United States.

History[edit]

The hospital was founded at its current location in 1874 by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, making it the oldest university-owned teaching hospital in the country.[1] The hospital is located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, along with several other related organizations including a medical school, a nursing school, veterinary and dental schools, research laboratories and outpatient facilities including the Abramson Cancer Center and the Roberts Proton Therapy Center. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is also located on this campus. Although it engages in many collaborative efforts with Penn Med, CHOP is not part of the Penn Health System.

As of May 2012, The University of Pennsylvania Health System was the third largest private employer in the greater Philadelphia area.[2]

As of February 4, 2015, HUP's Level I Trauma Center had been relocated to a new 5 bed shock trauma bay at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

Reputation[edit]

For 2016-17, U.S. News & World Report ranked HUP and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center at #9 on its list of the best hospitals in the nation.[3] In the same report, U.S. News ranked HUP #1 in the region and #1 in the Philadelphia metro area. The same report rated HUP in the top 20 nationally in 11 of the 16 individual specialties it measured.[4]

See also[edit]

  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center ("Presby") - A separate hospital, located nearby, that is part of the Penn Health System.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital ("Pennsy") - A separate hospital, on a different campus, that is also part of the Penn Health System. Founded in 1751, it is billed as "America's first hospital."

References[edit]

  1. ^ "University of Pennsylvania Health System - Penn Medicine".
  2. ^ Select Greater Philadelphia - Leading Employers
  3. ^ U.S. News Rankings-2016-17 Best Hospitals Honor Roll and Overview Archived 2016-08-02 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ U.S. News Rankings-Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian

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