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
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Geography
Location University City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Organization
Care system Private
Hospital type Teaching Hospital
Affiliated university Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Services
Emergency department Yes
Beds 776
History
Founded 1874
Links
Website http://pennmedicine.org/hup/
Lists Hospitals in Pennsylvania
Other links University of Pennsylvania Health System

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. 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]

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.[2] 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.[3]

Campus[edit]

The hospital is located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) along with several other health related organizations including a medical school, a nursing school, a radiology technologist school,[4] veterinary and dental medicine 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 on this campus. Although it engages in many collaborative efforts with Penn, CHOP is not part of the Penn Health System.

In its early days, the hospital received significant financial support from Isaiah Vansant Williamson,[5]

As of May 2012, The University of Pennsylvania Health System was the third largest private employer in the greater Philadelphia area.[6]

As of February 4, 2014 HUP no longer runs the Level I Trauma Center. Penn Presbyterian Hospital is now the Level I Trauma Center with a brand new state of the art 5 bed shock trauma bay for the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

See also[edit]

  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center ("Presby") - A separate hospital, located nearby, that is part of the Penn Health System. In 2014, HUP's Level 1 Trauma Center moved here.
  • 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. ^ U.S. News Rankings-2016-17 Best Hospitals Honor Roll and Overview
  3. ^ U.S. News Rankings-Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian
  4. ^ ,Radiology Technologist Education | Penn Medicine Department of Radiology
  5. ^ Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence (1901). University of Pennsylvania: its history, influence, equipment and characteristics; with biographical sketches and portraits of founders, benefactrors, officers and alumni. Boston: R. Herndon Company. 
  6. ^ Select Greater Philadelphia - Leading Employers

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°57′00″N 75°11′37″W / 39.95°N 75.1936°W / 39.95; -75.1936