Penn Medicine's Philadelphia hospitals include the Hospital of the University of PennsylvaniaPenn Presbyterian Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital.

To transfer a patient from your healthcare facility to a downtown hospital, call our provider-only line: 877-937-7366. 

Penn Medicine Emergency Rescue Programs

Specialized Clinical Programs at Penn Medicine 

Does Penn Have a Level 1 Trauma Center in Philadelphia?

Yes. Penn Presbyterian Medical Center is a level 1 trauma center, and is nationally and internationally recognized as a model program for other hospitals. In addition to trauma care, referring physicians have rapid access to other Penn Medicine emergency services.

Penn E-lert® eICU

We recognize that early detection and intervention is crucial in the management of our patients. Penn E-lert® eICU is a state-of-the-art electronic intensive care unit that provides an additional layer of expert medical and nursing support for critically ill patients located at our three downtown hospitals and Good Shepherd Penn Partners Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse.

Penn E-lert® eICU takes a proactive approach to patient care with its ability to note subtle changes, track trends and issue alerts when vital signs, such as blood pressure, drop below normal levels. This equipment is not a replacement for traditional care, but a supplement that enhances its quality and efficiency. 

Benefits of Penn E-lert® eICU include:

  • Continuous monitoring of critically ill patients, which helps avoid complications
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Improved patient outcomes

Penn E-lert® eICU is staffed by Penn faculty intensivists from the Departments of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine and Surgery, as well as experienced critical care nurses. Currently, the Penn E-lert® eICU monitors 67 ICU and 7 LTACH beds across the health system and approximately 4,500 patients per year.

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