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Penn Medicine is now the largest it has ever been, with five acute-care hospitals, as well as specialty care facilities and community practices from the New Jersey shore to central Pennsylvania. More than 35,000 staff, faculty, and physicians are part of the Penn Medicine workforce across these sites, including the Perelman School of Medicine. Yet, Penn Medicine’s work is also hyper-local, taking place each day through dozens of community health and volunteer programs in neighborhoods throughout the region we serve. And our mission is expansively global, too, with clinical care programs taking place in 50 countries, from the Guatemala-Penn Partnership program to new projects in Costa Rica, Tanzania, and Rwanda, among many others. 

These efforts and others are detailed in Penn Medicine’s annual Facts & Figures, a pocket-sized publication that keeps faculty, students, staff, the media, government officials, and others, informed about the latest expansion projects, rankings, at-a-glance statistics, and much more.

The 2017 edition of Facts & Figures, covering fiscal year 2016, is now available. Among “fast facts” found inside:

  • Penn Medicine has a combined $7.74 billion economic impact in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
  • All five Penn Medicine hospitals -- Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Pennsylvania Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Lancaster General Heath -- have achieved Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s top honor for nursing excellence.
  • Within the incoming medical school class of 2016/2017, 68 percent come from a non-traditional background, for example in fields and experiences that range from the U.S. Military to global nonprofits to undergraduate degrees in art, literature, and music.  
  • Physicians in Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center performed 243 stem cell transplants in FY16 to save patients with blood cancers.
  • The Center for Advanced Cellular Therapeutics has the capacity to manufacture cellular therapies for up to 400 cancer patients per year.

Click here to read Facts & Figures in full on our website. 

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