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Founded in 1751 as the nation's first hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital is renowned as a cutting-edge, approximately 500-bed acute care facility. Providing a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic medical services, Pennsylvania Hospital functions as a major teaching and clinical research institution.

Located in the beautiful and historic Society Hill section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Hospital attracts some of the most gifted and well-respected medical providers who, along with its nursing, allied health, and other professionals, are considered to be among the best in the world. Employees find an environment that, while academic, has the camaraderie and friendliness of a smaller, community hospital.

Since its founding, Pennsylvania Hospital has been an innovator in patient care, treatment techniques and medical research and has provided the setting for many "firsts" of our nation. In the tradition of Dr. Benjamin Rush, known as the "father of American psychiatry," Pennsylvania Hospital continues to be at the forefront of medical breakthroughs in the treatment of mental disease.

Today, Hall-Mercer Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center provides a range of services for children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness. As the first outpatient community mental health and mental retardation center in Pennsylvania, Hall-Mercer Center distinguishes itself from other community-based services through its affiliation with Pennsylvania Hospital.

Pennsylvania Hospital enjoys a national reputation in areas such as:

Home to specialty treatment centers such as the Joan Karnell Cancer Center and the Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery, U.S. News & World Report ranked Pennsylvania Hospital among the nation's leaders for orthopaedics.

Working at Pennsylvania Hospital

As a renowned cutting-edge, 515-bed acute care facility that provides a full range of diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical medical services, Pennsylvania Hospital is r also listed among the top hospitals in the nation by AARP's Modern Maturity.

As an outstanding healthcare facility, Pennsylvania Hospital is gifted with an exceptional workforce, many of whom are tops in their field, and its success is largely due to their efforts. Whether their interests and professional background are in nursing, allied health specialties, patient services or any other area, everyone has multiple opportunities for learning and expanding their skills. Many in members of the workforce are drawn to Pennsylvania Hospital because of its reputation for excellence. They stay because of the interesting challenges, the educational opportunities, and the appreciation and recognition they are shown.

While it is a large, urban hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital offers a friendly atmosphere and the individual departments have a spirit of family. Employees find the kind of professional and personal fulfillment that comes from knowing their work has a positive impact on patients directly and indirectly. Pennsylvania Hospital's commitment to patient care also extends to caring for everyone who works there. A variety of compelling rewards, world-class professional development options and benefits to fit today's diverse workforce are available to employees at Pennsylvania Hospital.