Penn Medicine Facts and Figures 2014

The 2014 edition of Penn Medicine Facts & Figures is now available. This pocket-size brochure contains a wealth of publicly reported, statistical information about our organization and highlights progress in research, education, and patient care from the past year. Facts & Figures has a variety of uses, such as background information for visitors and faculty and staff recruiting, and it also provides the types of official institutional information often required for grant and award applications. Facts & Figures can be ordered in packages of 50 from using #UPHS- 041-12.

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At Home and Abroad

Penn Medicine is among the most prestigious academic medical institutions in the world. Its international prominence is built on a tradition of pioneering discoveries and innovations, excellence in training tomorrow's physicians and scientists, and compassionate patient care. In addition to offering cutting-edge medical care to our patients, Penn Medicine's programs extend beyond our institution and the vulnerable populations in our surrounding Philadelphia community to those in need around the world.

Penn faculty are researching diseases, educating students, and treating patients in hospitals and mobile clinics, in partnership with institutions in Botswana, Guatemala, and Peru, and with other international groups. In collaboration with the University, Penn Medicine continues the 13-year-old Penn-Botswana Partnership. Once focused primarily on HIV/AIDS research, the program now also concentrates on cervical cancer, heart disease, educating local health care workers, and telemedicine. The Guatemala-Penn Partnership offers students opportunities to gain experience in maternal and child health, mental health, food and nutrition, chronic disease treatment and prevention, and trauma treatment.

About Penn Medicine

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


The Perelman School of Medicine is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $392 million awarded in the 2013 fiscal year. Penn's physicians and scientists take an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the fundamental mechanisms of disease, which leads to new strategies for treatments.

Faculty from dozens of institutes, centers, and departments at Penn Medicine work with their counterparts from the 11 other schools of the University of Pennsylvania in many areas, including bioengineering, neuroscience, and health policy.


Established in 1765 as the nation's first medical school, the Perelman School of Medicine continues a rich tradition of providing pre-eminent training and education. The School has ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 17 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. Penn Medicine continues to provide its students with an innovative, comprehensive curriculum that prepares them to become physicians and scientists of all kinds.

Patient Care

Penn Medicine's physicians, nurses, and staff provide exceptional, personalized care to patients with a broad range of medical conditions, including cancer, heart and lung disease, neurological disorders and diseases of aging, and orthopaedics, as well as care for newborns. With the help of state-of-the-art equipment, our highly trained physicians work together to ensure that each patient's welfare is addressed from multiple perspectives, involving disease specialists, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and rehabilitation professionals. Every year critical-care units at Penn Medicine are recognized for their excellence by leading health-care associations.

Penn Medicine Profile — FY2013

Annual Operating Revenue $4.3 billion

Research & Education

Total Sponsored Program Awards $583 million
NIH Awards $392 million
State Research Funding $3.4 million
New Patents Awarded 58
Full-Time Faculty 2,035#
MD Students 807
PhD Students 621
Residents & Fellows 1,147
Postdoctoral Fellows 768


Gifts $166 million
Donors 18,624

Patient Care

  Penn Medicine Total HUP PAH PPMC
Licensed Beds 1,637 789 517 331
Physicians 2,251* 1,821 831 905
Adult Admissions 75,588 37,665 20,645 15,278
Outpatient Visits 2,164,567+ 1,385,318 94,469 145,030
Emergency Dept. Visits 137,987 65,875 33,292 38,820
Births 8,885 4,186 4,699 n/a

Facilities and Employees

  Penn Medicine Total PSOM HUP PAH PPMC
Employees 21,864 5,104 6,932 2,640 1,782
Net Sq. Feet / Building Spc. 6.7 million 2.4m 1.9m 1.11m 617,900

* — Includes physicians with privileges at more than one hospital.
+ — Includes CCA/CHCA.
# — Includes CHOP
† — Includes UPHS and PSOM.
‡ — PSOM: 10 interconnected buildings on the core campus, plus 27 sites in and around West Philadelphia. HUP: 16 interconnected buildings. PAH: 15 buildings. PPMC: 10 interconnected buildings.

Key to Abbreviations Used in Table:
CCA: Clinical Care Associates
CHCA: Clinical Health Care Associates
HUP: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
PAH: Pennsylvania Hospital
PPMC: Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
PSOM: Perelman School of Medicine

Penn Medicine Clinical Facilities

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is annually recognized as one of the nation's best hospitals by the US & World Report in its Honor Roll of best hospitals.

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center is consistently recognized for delivering superior patient safety and high-quality care and as a center of excellence for cardiac surgery, cardiac care, orthopaedics, and ophthalmology.

Pennsylvania Hospital is the nation's first hospital (cofounded by Benjamin Franklin in 1751), with many expert clinical programs, including the Women's Cardiovascular Center, the Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery, orthopaedics, and maternity.

The Chester County Hospital and Health System, which became part of Penn Medicine in fall 2013, includes a 245-bed hospital complex in West Chester and satellite locations in Exton, West Goshen, New Garden, Jennersville, and Kennett Square.

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

The Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine is a state-of-the-art, outpatient facility containing 321 exam rooms (including the new south-tower expansion in 2013), with diagnostic and treatment facilities designed to be in close proximity for patient-focused care.

Penn Medicine Washington Square, a new 153,000-squarefoot, "green" building, serves as the major hub of outpatient care for Pennsylvania Hospital. More than 100 providers from a range of services are in one location, with pre-admission testing and laboratory services.

The Roberts Proton Therapy Center, the largest integrated radiation oncology center in the world, uses beams of protons traveling at near-light speed to eradicate tumors and spare healthy surrounding tissue, eliminating many side effects of conventional cancer therapies.

The Abramson Cancer Center has more than 70,000 outpatient visits each year and 9,000 inpatient stays. Since 1973, it has been designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, one of 41 such Centers in the nation.

Good Shepherd Penn Partners offers rehabilitation and outpatient care at 29 comprehensive facilities in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey, including a specialty hospital at Penn Medicine Rittenhouse, with a total of nearly 110,000 outpatient visits and inpatient admissions.

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

Penn Medicine Community Practices are located in Valley Forge, Radnor, Bucks County, Cherry Hill, and Woodbury Heights.

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


Penn Medicine is an internationally recognized leader in discoveries that advance science and pave the way for new therapies and procedures to improve human health. Sixty-eight Penn Medicine researchers are elected Members of the Institute of Medicine, one of the highest honors in medicine. The basic and clinical research findings emerging from Penn Medicine's laboratories and hospitals improve the treatment of a wide range of medical conditions and provide the foundation of knowledge on which many of medicine's next generation of cures will be developed.

Penn's culture has always encouraged close collaboration between basic scientists and clinicians, exemplified by such centers as the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute and the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics. From these fruitful partnerships, new approaches and innovative technologies are better elucidating the molecular and biochemical basis of disease. The distinctive integration of Penn Medicine's research and clinical missions uniquely positions our faculty to translate knowledge into new and enhanced treatments. The Ruth and Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, the Roberts Proton Therapy Center, and the Smilow Center for Translational Research are physically connected to maximize communication among Penn clinicians and laboratory researchers.

The Institute for Biomedical Informatics is advancing computationally based research, which includes the Penn Medicine High Performance Computing Center, the Cancer Tumor Registry, and the Genomics and Imaging Databases. These efforts are enhanced through the Penn Bio-bank, which is a central research and patient repository for genomic and metabolic analysis.

Investing in Basic Research to Pave the Way to Better Care

— A new gene therapy used in animal models shows a substantial reduction in the replication of the flu virus when exposed to lethal strains, including historic human pandemics.

— Deletion of a human clock gene in fat cells causes mice to become obese, shifting timing of when this nocturnal species normally eats and shedding light on the complexity of obesity and metabolism.

— Piecing together how misfolded brain proteins cause the death of dopamine neurons is leading to new drug targets for Parkinson's disease and other brain disorders.


The Perelman School of Medicine is at the forefront of medical education, with several pioneering programs and efforts:

A New Era of Medical Education Takes Shape

Construction is underway on the Henry A. Jordan, M '62, Medical Education Center, creating an integrated learning environment for medical students. Located atop the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine and connected to the Smilow Center for Translational Research, the Jordan Center is one of the few medical educational facilities in the nation to be fully incorporated with research and clinical facilities. This proximity will provide students with an experience that combines the dynamic energy of medicine in the classroom, the exam room, and the lab.

Patient Care

The University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) comprises the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC), and Pennsylvania Hospital, as well as a partnership with Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a rehabilitation and long-term acute-care hospital at Penn Medicine Rittenhouse and outpatient physical therapy sites across the region. The Chester County Hospital and Health System joined UPHS in September 2013. UPHS also includes Penn Home Care and Hospice Service and many outpatient facilities and service programs. Penn Medicine physicians work hand in hand with their colleagues at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

Commitment to excellence in patient care is reflected in the many honors we receive:

Better Patient Care through Precision Medicine

Commitment to Quality and Patient Safety

Penn Medicine is committed to providing world-class care that is firmly rooted in best practices and evidence-based medicine. The Blueprint for Quality and Safety continues to drastically reduce health care-associated infections, prevent medication errors, and lower rates of readmission to the hospital.

Penn Medicine in the Community

Improving lives and health in communities throughout the Philadelphia area is among Penn Medicine's highest priorities. Every day, physicians, nurses, medical students, and staff volunteer their knowledge and skills to benefit residents in our community. They work with local schools to operate free neighborhood clinics, help low-income residents obtain primary-care health services, serve as a major source of care and preventive education for those with HIV, and provide care and resources for people who are homeless.

Aiding the Community from Within

Penn Medicine's CAREs grant program supports faculty, student, and staff efforts to increase volunteerism in community-based programs. In the past year, Penn Medicine CAREs provided grants to 32 initiatives in West Philadelphia, including high-school health education, dental care for uninsured people, falls-prevention education, a free health clinic operated by medical students, and many others.

Programs Within the Community

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