The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) is a specialty-oriented tertiary care referral center with annual admissions exceeding 35,000. HUP is committed to the mission of high quality patient care, education and research. Founded in 1874 as the first bedside teaching hospital in the United States, it is the primary teaching hospital for the physically adjacent Perelman School of Medicine. Owned by the University of Pennsylvania, HUP has over 800 beds and is comprised of 16 contiguous buildings which include new operating room suites. Medical care is provided by over 1,100 housestaff in and 1,900 members of the Perelman School of Medicine faculty.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the oldest hospital in the United States dedicated exclusively to pediatrics, strives to be the world leader in the advancement of health care for children by integrating excellent patient care, innovative research and quality professional education into all of its programs. Since its founding in 1855, Children's Hospital has fostered some of the nation's pioneers in pediatric medicine and continues to be the premier training ground for future pediatric leaders. Located adjacent to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the Hospital has 430 beds and had more than 1 million outpatient and inpatient visits last year.