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FACTS &
FIGURES
2018

PENN MEDICINE IS...

the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania Health System

EDUCATION

The Perelman School of Medicine — established in 1765 — is the nation’s first medical school. It is consistently ranked in the nation’s top academic medical schools by US News & World Report. Penn Medicine offers students and new physicians who train in our hospitals an innovative, comprehensive curriculum that prepares them to become leading physicians and scientists in a broad array of fields. The community of alumni numbers nearly 24,000 living and working across the globe.

PATIENT CARE

Penn Medicine’s physicians, nurses, and staff provide exceptional, personalized care to patients with a wide range of medical conditions, including cancer, heart and lung disease, neurological disorders, diseases of aging, and orthopaedic injuries, as well as care for newborns. Using state-of-the-art equipment and data science, our doctors and nurses work together to ensure that patients’ needs are addressed from multiple perspectives. Pharmacists, social workers, nutrition and rehabilitation professionals are all part of the care team.

RESEARCH

Penn Medicine is consistently among the nation’s top recipients of National Institutes of Health funding. Penn’s scientists and physicians take an interdisciplinary approach to better understand the fundamental mechanisms of disease, which leads to more precise and personalized treatments. Faculty from dozens of institutes, centers, and departments work in multidisciplinary teams spanning the 11 other schools at the University of Pennsylvania, including experts in informatics, bioengineering, and health policy.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Improving the health of people living throughout the region weserve is a cornerstone of Penn Medicine’s mission. Every day, physicians, nurses, students, and staff volunteer their time, skills, and knowledge to serve vulnerable populations. They operate free neighborhood clinics, help low-income residents manage medical appointments and wellness efforts, and provide education and mentorship to youth, among many other initiatives. These are supported in part by the Penn Medicine CAREs grants program, which provides funds for staff volunteer activities.

 


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PENN MEDICINE PROFILEFiscal Year 2017

Annual Operating Revenue...$7.8 Billion

RESEARCH & EDUCATION

Total Sponsored Research

$720 million

NIH Awards

$405 million

State Research Funding

$1.8 million

Licensing Revenue

$31 million

New Patents Awarded

85

Full-Time Faculty (includes CHOP)

2,479

MD Students

769

PhD Students

629

MD/PhD Students

191

Residents & Fellows

1,331

Postdoctoral Fellows

731

PHILANTHROPY

Gifts

$206 million

Donors

23,229

Alumni Giving Participation

26%

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PATIENT CARE  TOTAL   HUP PAH   PPMC CCH  LGH  PMPH PSOM 
Licensed Beds   2,876  791  496  375  256  604 355  
Physicians2  6,818  2,008  833  1,205  555  954 1,263  
Adult Admissions  135,893  34,531  19,207  17,405  14,095  33,329 17,326  
Outpatient Visits3  5,410,827  1,815,253  209,084  228,143  436,109  1,181,707 327,397  
ED Visits  351,583  60,695  35,648  47,428  44,551  114,917 48,344  
Births  18,595  4,216  5,128  --  2,783  4,196 2,272  
Employees4  39,394  7,229  2,827  2,416  2,320  7,801 3,270  6,2035

KEY TO SUPERSCRIPTS:

(1) Includes PMPH, which joined Penn Medicine in 2018
(2) Includes physicians with privileges at >1 hospital
(3) Includes CCA/CHCA, GSPP, HCHS
(4) Includes CCA, Corp, CPUP, HCHS
(5) Includes staff and full-time faculty

KEY TO ABBREVIATIONS:

CCA: Clinical Care Associates
CCH: Chester County Hospital
CHCA: Clinical Health Care Associates
CHOP: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
CPUP: Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania
ED: Emergency Department
GSPP: Good Shepherd Penn Partners
HCHS: Home Care & Hospice Services
HUP: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
LGH: Lancaster General Health
PMPH: Penn Medicine Princeton Health
PPMC: Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
PAH: Pennsylvania Hospital
PSOM: Perelman School of Medicine

CLINICAL FACILITIESand Programs

Penn Medicine includes six acute-care hospitals and hundreds of outpatient centers throughout the region, as well as educational facilities at the Perelman School of Medicine.

chesterChester County Hospital includes a 553,000 square-foot hospital complex in West Chester, specializing in heart and vascular care, cancer, and orthopaedics, among many other areas, with satellite locations in Exton, West Goshen, New Garden, Jennersville, Kennett Square, and West Grove.

lancasterLancaster General Health includes Lancaster General Hospital, Women & Babies Hospital, and a network of more than 60 outpatient facilities and physician practices in Lancaster, Chester, and Lebanon counties, for a total of more than 3 million square feet in facility space.

lancasterPenn Medicine Princeton Health which joined Penn Medicine in 2018, is among the most comprehensive healthcare systems in New Jersey, including facilities offering acute-care hospital services, behavioral healthcare, acute rehabilitation, home care, hospice care, ambulatory surgery, and wellness services.

hupThe Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized annually as one of the nation’s top ten Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, along with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. HUP’s 3.7 million-square-foot complex is a busy inpatient hub for cancer, neurosciences, cardiac care, and many other specialties.

presbyPenn Presbyterian Medical Center is consistently recognized as a center of excellence for cardiac care, ophthalmology, as well as neurosciences, cancer, behavioral health services, and the Musculoskeletal Center’s outpatient facility located at Penn Medicine University City. Its 1.35 million-square-foot campus includes the Pavilion for Advanced Care, home to Penn Medicine’s Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center.

pahPennsylvania Hospital is the nation’s first hospital, cofounded by Benjamin Franklin in 1751. Today its outstanding clinical programs include the Spine Center, orthopaedics, the Center for Transfusion-Free Medicine, maternity and newborn services, and behavioral health. It comprises a 1.1 million square-foot campus, including Penn Medicine Washington Square, the hospital’s outpatient facility.

SPECIALIZED FACILITIES

The Clinical Care Associates and Clinical Health Care Associates are networks of primary and specialty care physicians, with more than 50 locations throughout the region. 

Outpatient Locations located in Washington Square, University City, Valley Forge, Radnor, Bucks County, Cherry Hill, and Woodbury Heights.

Penn Medicine Rittenhouse includes a rehabilitation facility, a long-term acute-care specialty hospital, and an inpatient hospice.

Penn Home Care & Hospice Services offer a full range of home health needs through Penn Wissahickon Hospice, Penn Care at Home, and Penn Home Infusion Therapy.

Good Shepherd Penn Partners is the post-acute care provider for Penn Medicine. It provides inpatient and outpatient physical rehabilitation and specialized long-term acute care throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.

The Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine is a stateof- the-art outpatient facility, with diagnostic and treatment facilities for cancer, neurological, and cardiac conditions, among other types of specialty care.

The Roberts Proton Therapy Center is the largest integrated radiation oncology center in the world. This most precise form of radiation uses beams of protons traveling at nearly the speed of light to eradicate tumors and spare healthy surrounding tissue.

The Abramson Cancer Center had about 290,000 outpatient visits in FY 2017 with more than 9,100 participants in over 1,000 clinical trials. Since 1974, it has been designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, one of 49 such centers in the nation.

EXPANSIONSat Penn Medicine

The Pavilion

 

Pavilion

Building for the future

Construction of the new $1.5 billion hospital on Penn Medicine’s West Philadelphia campus began in spring 2017. With expected occupancy in 2021, it is the largest capital project in Penn’s history and the most ambitious health-care facility in the Philadelphia region.

 

RESEARCH

Labs 

COLLABORATIVE
RESEARCH:

BY THE NUMBERS

1,400+
STUDENTS
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

6,200+
FACULTY & STAFF

28
BASIC SCIENCE & CLINICAL
DEPARTMENTS

24
SPECIALIZED SHARED FACILITIES PROVIDING ACCESS TO STATE-OF-THEART EQUIPMENT, TECHNICAL EXPERTISE AND TRAINING AND EDUCATION

Penn Medicine is an internationally recognized leader for discoveries that advance science and patient care. Sixty-six Penn Medicine researchers are Members of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors in medicine. The basic science and clinical research emerging from Penn Medicine’s laboratories and hospitals improves care for a wide range of medical conditions and provides the foundation for the next generation of therapies. The culture and campus of the University of Pennsylvania encourages close collaboration between basic scientists and clinicians, exemplified by its dozens of interdisciplinary clinical and research institutes, centers, and programs. These partnerships spur advances in disciplines from medical devices to nanotechnology.

Research

 

EDUCATION

Incoming

The Perelman School of Medicine is ranked among the top five medical schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report for the 20th year in a row.

FOCUS ON HEALTH & LEADERSHIP FOR WOMEN PROGRAM
Established in 1994

13
Initiatives including leadership
programs, research, seminars,
awards, benchmark reporting

47
Early faculty investigator awards
(36 women & 11 men) since 1995

88
Medical student fellowships (73 women; 15 men) since 2001

 

The Perelman School of Medicine has an international reputation for innovative training programs in areas ranging from leadership to global health. Its groundbreaking curriculum has set a new standard for medical education nationwide and is a model for other academic medical schools. The curriculum integrates basic sciences and clinical experience, fosters interdisciplinary teamwork, and is built on a foundation of evidence-based medicine and patient-centered care.

What's next 

PATIENT CARE

patient care

PENN LUNG
TRANSPLANT
PROGRAM

1,071
transplants in 25 years

104
Record number of lung transplant recipients in 2016

14
Specialties involved

3
Surgeons

 

Beyond its main campus in Philadelphia, Penn Medicine cares for patients in hospitals and outpatient facilities from central Pennsylvania to the Jersey shore, as well as partnering with Penn Home Care and Hospice Services. Our physicians also work with their colleagues to see patients at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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National and RegionalRECOGNITION

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U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT RANKINGS

TOP 5
The Perelman School of Medicine is ranked among the top five medical schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report, for the 20th year in a row.

RANKED AMONG NATION’S TOP TEN
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center ranked 10th in the United States, according to the U.S. News & World Report annual “Best Hospitals” survey. U.S. News & World Report ranked five Penn Medicine acute-care hospitals among the top 15 in Pennsylvania.

 

All six Penn Medicine hospitals have achieved Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which recognizes nursing excellence.

• Five Penn Medicine acute-care hospitals received awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s “Get With the Guidelines” program for the highest standard of stroke care.

• Penn Medicine again had the most physicians in the region featured on Philadelphia Magazine’s “Top Docs” list.

30 Clinical Care Associates practices received the highest designation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance for providing access to more efficient and better coordinated care.

Ranked 7th nationally and first in Pennsylvania in Forbes magazine’s annual “Best Employers in America.”

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Among the 10 highest ranked organizations to receive a 2017 BOLD (Best Organizations for Leadership Development) Award from the National Center for Healthcare Leadership.

• Penn Medicine Information Services named “Most Wired” by the Health & Hospital Networks magazine.

GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT

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CENTER FOR GLOBAL HEALTH:
BY THE NUMBERS

Global Health Numbers 

The Center for Global Health synthesizes and expands Penn Medicine’s efforts to improve worldwide health equity. The center’s vision for the future is to build a healthier world by training tomorrow’s leaders, addressing global health disparities, supporting regional centers of engagement in underserved locations, and uniting the Penn global health community through workshops, pilot projects, and seminars. Among the many international projects, two stand out as the foundation of Penn’s involvement in global health. The eleven-year-old Guatemala-Penn Partnership focuses on public health, medical, as well as projects in local anthropology and archaeology. The 16-year-old Botswana-UPenn Partnership encompasses well-established programs in HIV/AIDS and oncology, with the education of local health care professionals. Centers of Engagement are located in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and North America. Additional programs are underway across the globe, including China, the Philippines, and India. The Penn community also comes together to support humanitarian and medical relief efforts across the globe, such as a medical student-led initiative that raised more than $50,000 to help Hurricane Maria relief in Puerto Rico.

AIDING THE COMMUNITYfrom Within

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Caring for people living throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey is Penn Medicine’s primary mission. Every day, physicians, nurses, medical students, researchers, and staff lend their time, skills, and knowledge to help the communities the health system serves, often as volunteers outside of their work. Penn Medicine’s CAREs grant program supports faculty, students, and staff who volunteer in community-based programs. Since CAREs was established in 2012, it has provided grants to over 250 service initiatives throughout the region, including programs in community centers, farmers markets, and places of worship.

Community 
 

IN THE
NEIGHBORHOODS

ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT

Penn Medicine Community Initiatives

 

3Perelman School medical students work with
PROJECT HOME to deliver street-based care to
homeless individuals with chronic conditions.

3The new BABY HUGGERS program at Chester
County Hospital brings the healing power of touch to
newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

3The PENN ACADEMY FOR SKIN HEALTH teaches
students from Philadelphia high schools about research
and clinical aspects of a career in dermatology.

2The BREASTFEEDING AWARENESS AND
EMPOWERMENT program helps African-American
families make informed decisions about health and
wellness related to breastfeeding.

 

2Lancaster General Hospital’s CHILDPROTECT initiative partners with the Amish community and local fire companies to provide free immunizations to children living in rural areas of Lancaster County.

 

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