Hahnemann University Hospital

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Coordinates: 39°57′25″N 75°09′47″W / 39.957°N 75.163°W / 39.957; -75.163

Hahnemann University Hospital
Tenet Healthcare
HahnemannUHospital crop.jpg
Center City Hahnemann Campus as seen from the I-676 interchange
Location 230 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Funding For-profit hospital
Hospital type Tertiary care center
Affiliated university Drexel University College of Medicine
Standards The Joint Commission
Emergency department Level I trauma center
Beds 496
Helipad FAA LID: 1PS7[1]
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 70 21 Concrete, Rooftop
Founded 1885
Website http://www.hahnemannhospital.com/
Lists Hospitals in Pennsylvania

Hahnemann University Hospital is a tertiary care center in Center City, Philadelphia and the Center City Philadelphia teaching hospital of Drexel University College of Medicine. Established in 1885, it was for most of its history the main teaching hospital associated with its namesake medical school, Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, founded in 1848 and named for Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of the now-long-repudiated medical theory of homeopathy.[2] Hahnemann University Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Hahnemann University Hospital, located at the southwest corner, Broad and Vine Streets, Philadelphia, is also affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in North Philadelphia.

The hospital is owned by Dallas-based for-profit Tenet Healthcare.


The Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, founded in 1848, was located on North 15th Street in Philadelphia until 1928, it moved one block east to its current location in 1928 after the completion of what is now its South Tower, with its Art Deco front doors facing Broad Street. Hahnemann's South Tower was America's first skyscraper teaching hospital; in 1979, Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, needing more space, constructed its North Tower adjacent to the 1928 South Tower. North Tower houses Hahnemann's state-of-the-art emergency department, patient care floors, and other core services and connects by hallway to the medical education building facing 15th Street.

In 1993, Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital was purchased by Allegheny General Hospital, and Hahnemann briefly became Allegheny University of the Health Sciences.[3] The following year, Allegheny purchased the Medical College of Pennsylvania, the former Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania and Female Medical College, founded in 1850, and the combined school became known as MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine.

In 1998, Allegheny's parent company, Allegheny Health Education and Research Foundation, declared bankruptcy, and Tenet Healthcare Corporation acquired its holdings, including MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Hahnemann Hospital, MCP Hospital, and other regional teaching hospitals associated with MCP Hahnemann, including Roxborough Memorial Hospital, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, and Warminster Hospital.[4]

In 2002, Drexel University, located in West Philadelphia's University City section, purchased MCP Hahnemann University, the 1848 Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital at Broad and Vine and the 1850 Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania on Abbotsford Road in East Falls. Hahnemann Hospital then became Drexel University College of Medicine's main Center City teaching hospital.

The Hahnemann University Hospital campus consists of six buildings: the North Tower, South Tower, Bobst Building, Feinstein Building, New College Building and the Klahr Auditorium building.

Hahnemann's Charles C. Wolferth Trauma Center, completed in 1986, was Philadelphia's first designated-Level I Trauma Center for adults.[5]

On August 3, 2000, former US President Gerald R. Ford was admitted to Hahnemann Hospital after suffering minor strokes while attending the 2000 Republican National Convention. He made a quick recovery and was soon released.[6]

Services provided[edit]

Hahnemann Hospital specializes in:

  • Kidney and liver transplantation
  • OB/GYN
  • Medical and radiation oncology
  • Hepato-pancreato-biliary(HPB) program
  • Minimally invasive robotic surgery
  • Neonatal intensive care unit, Level III
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Bloodless medicine and surgery
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pulmonary medicine and sleep center
  • Urology
  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Renal dialysis

Drexel University[edit]

As described above, after acquiring the holdings of the Allegheny Health Education and Research Foundation in 1998, Tenet Healthcare created MCP Hahnemann University; in 2002, Tenet Healthcare agreed to a 20-year merger between MCP Hahnemann University and Drexel University, forming Drexel University College of Medicine and including not only Hahnemann Hospital in Center City and the former Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital in East Falls but Tenet's other teaching hospitals in the Philadelphia region.[4]

In popular culture[edit]

Hahnemann University Hospital's façade has appeared in numerous TV shows, including It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Cold Case, NCIS: Los Angeles and The Mindy Project.[7]

Supermodel Gia Carangi was admitted to Hahnemann Hospital, where she subsequently died in of AIDS. Hahnemann was mentioned in her biography, "Thing of Beauty: The Tragedy of Supermodel Gia" by Stephen Fried.[8]



  1. ^ "AirNav: 1PS7 - Hahnemann Heliport". Retrieved 8 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "Hospital Profile Hahnemann University Hospital". Tenet Healthcare. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-26. 
  3. ^ "Anatomy of a Bankruptcy - Part 6: Last dance". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. January 24, 1999. Retrieved 2007-04-26. 
  4. ^ a b "History of the Drexel University College of Medicine". Drexel University College of Medicine. Retrieved 2007-04-26. 
  5. ^ Hahnemann University Hospital Trauma Center Hahnemann University Hospital Website
  6. ^ Hospitalized After Suffering a Stroke, Former President Ford Is Expected to Fully Recover NYTimes, August 3, 2000. Retrieved on 2008-07-05.
  7. ^ "Hahnemannis used for the exterior shots of the Hospital in The Mindy Project • /r/philadelphia". reddit. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  8. ^ 1958-, Fried, Stephen, (1994). Thing of beauty : the tragedy of supermodel Gia. New York, NY: Pocket Books. ISBN 0671701053. OCLC 30602015. 

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