Jefferson Health

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Jefferson Health
IndustryHealthcare services
ServicesTeaching hospitals; primary, secondary, and tertiary care centers; ambulatory clinics

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals Inc, branded as Jefferson Health, is a multi-state non-profit health system whose flagship hospital is Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Center City Philadelphia. The health system's hospitals serve as the teaching hospitals of Thomas Jefferson University. Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health are integrated together as two arms of the same organization. It has a single board of directors[1] and produces joint financial statements.[2] The CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health is Joseph G. Cacchione, MD.


Formerly a division of Thomas Jefferson University, the hospital was separated from the university to become a founding member of the Jefferson Health system in 1995. The Hospital merged with Methodist Hospital as a division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in 1996.[3] In March 2014, the Jefferson Health System was dissolved.[4] In July 2016, Aria Health and Jefferson Health System announced an official merger.[5]

For fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals had 937 licensed beds, 41,368 admissions, 1,350,317 outpatient visits, 117,746 emergency room visits, 9,500 full- and part-time employees, 873 house staff, 1,667* medical staff, and 3,265 full- and part-time registered nurses. (*Includes other professional personnel including psychologists, podiatrists, NPs, PAs, CRNAs, etc.)[6]

In July 2017, Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University combined to create the newly named Thomas Jefferson University.[citation needed]

In 2018, Jefferson Health reached a conclusive agreement to merge with the Einstein Healthcare Network. The merger created an 18-hospital system and $5.9 billion in revenue including over "50 outpatient and urgent-care centers, leading rehabilitation and post-acute facilities" and maintained almost 39,000 employees.[7][8] In 2020, the Federal Trade Commission attempted to block the merger.[9]


Entrance to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital on South 11th Street

Jefferson Health comprises the hospitals of:

Departments and services[edit]

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals provides medical services across more than 200 specialized centers, programs, departments and divisions.[10]

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals has an Office of Human Research/Division of Clinical Trials Support to assist with the formal clinical trials in which the organization is involved.[11]

Five of the seven physicians on the staff of the Philadelphia Eagles NFL team are doctors at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals.[12] In 2015, Alexander Vaccaro[who?] was named the president of the Rothman Institute.[clarification needed][13]

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  1. ^ "How Jefferson's Stephen Klasko Intends to Fix Our Screwed-Up Health-Care System". Philadelphia Magazine. 2014-12-14. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  2. ^ Brubaker, Harold. "Thomas Jefferson University's financial outlook upgraded from negative to stable by Moody's". Retrieved 2020-12-09.
  3. ^ Jefferson University Hospital: History
  4. ^ Philadelphia Inquired
  5. ^ "Jefferson and Aria Come Together". July 6, 2016. Archived from the original on May 2, 2019. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  6. ^ Jefferson University Hospital: About Us
  7. ^ Kacik, Alex (2018-09-18). "Jefferson Health, Einstein Healthcare reach definitive agreement to merge". Modern Healthcare. Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  8. ^ Cineas, Fabiola (2019-03-28). "Jefferson, Einstein Merger Would Create a Massive 18-Hospital System". Philadelphia Magazine. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  9. ^ Klasko, Stephen K.; Freedman, Barry R. "Hospital executives: Jefferson-Einstein merger would help patients on the margin | Opinion". Retrieved 2020-08-11.
  10. ^ Jefferson University Hospital: Departments and Services
  11. ^ Jefferson Office of Human Research: Division of Clinical Trials Support
  12. ^ Philadelphia Eagles: Team Doctors
  13. ^ Today, Spine Surgery; September/October 2014. "Spine surgeon Vaccaro elected president of Rothman Institute". Retrieved 2020-04-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)

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