Pennsylvania Hospital prides itself as being the nation’s very first hospital, established in 1751 by Benjamin Franklin and Dr. Thomas Bond. During its unique history spanning over 270 years, the hospital has been an innovator in patient care, education and medical research. It has established a national reputation for routine and high-risk obstetrics, care of high-risk newborns and multiple births, orthopedics, cardiac care, neurosciences, hematology, oncology, urology, fertility care and behavioral health.
Pennsylvania Hospital, a 475-bed facility, admits more than 21,000 patients and handles 118,000 outpatient visits annually. As part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Pennsylvania Hospital provides training to some of the nation's leading medical professionals.