About Abington – Jefferson Health
Abington – Jefferson Health is the organization that encompasses its flagship hospital, Abington Hospital in Abington, PA and Abington – Lansdale Hospital in Hatfield Township, PA, as well as a number of convenient outpatient settings for obtaining expert medical care in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.
In May 2015, Abington Health and Jefferson merged. The combined entity is known as Jefferson Health, and includes hospitals, outpatient and urgent care centers, physician practices and everywhere we deliver care. The parent organization, Jefferson, includes Thomas Jefferson University.
Abington – Jefferson Health entities include the following:
Abington Hospital, founded in 1914, is the largest community teaching hospital in Montgomery or Bucks counties. Staff members have the privilege of working with medical students, residents and fellows from various medical schools and training programs in the Philadelphia area. The hospital sponsors five residency programs of its own: family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, general surgery and dentistry. In addition, the hospital provides postgraduate medical education in affiliation with several area medical schools. Abington also operates the Dixon School of Nursing and supports a pharmacy residency program.
Each year, Abington – Jefferson Health treats 124,000 patients in its two Emergency Departments with Abington Hospital having the distinction as the only Level II trauma center in Montgomery County. Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health has a comprehensive stroke center and offers highly advanced programs in cancer, cardiac and orthopaedic care.
Abington – Jefferson Health employs approximately 6,000 employees who work with 1,400 physicians on staff providing care for residents of Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. In 2014, these professionals cared for 33,729 inpatients, performed 1.7 million outpatient lab tests, 364,000 radiologic tests and had 677,589 total outpatient encounters. Abington – Jefferson Health complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws.
About Jefferson Health
Jefferson Health comprises five hospitals, 13 outpatient and urgent care centers, as well as physician practices and everywhere we deliver care throughout the city and suburbs across Philadelphia, Montgomery and Bucks counties in Pa., and Camden County in New Jersey. Together, these facilities serve more than 78,000 inpatients, 238,000 emergency patients and 1.7 million outpatient visits annually. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is the largest freestanding academic medical center in Philadelphia. Abington Hospital is the largest community teaching hospital in Montgomery or Bucks counties. Other hospitals include Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience in Center City Philadelphia; Methodist Hospital in South Philadelphia; and Abington – Lansdale Hospital in Hatfield Township.
Thomas Jefferson University enrolls more than 3,900 future physicians, scientists, nurses and healthcare professionals in the Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC), Jefferson Colleges of Biomedical Sciences, Health Professions, Nursing, Pharmacy, Population Health and is home of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center.