Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania | 100 Great Hospitals in America 2015

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia). HUP's long history of patient care dates back to the founding of the nation's first medical school, the University of Pennsylvania, in 1765. The hospital itself was established in 1874 as the nation's first teaching hospital.

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is part of Penn Medicine, and has close ties with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, which has been welcoming patients for more than 100 years. Together, they were ranked as the No. 2 hospital in the state and the No. 1 hospital in the Philadelphia area by U.S. News & World Report in its most recent rankings. Additionally, it was one of 17 hospitals to make the Honor Roll, clocking in as the No. 7 hospital in the nation overall.

Physicians and researchers at Penn Medicine have played a role in some of the major recent discoveries in medicine, like the first general vaccine for pneumonia, the development of imaging technologies like MRIs, and the introduction of total intravenous feeding.

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