About Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health
Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health (AH) is a 665-bed, regional referral center and teaching hospital, which has been providing comprehensive, high-quality services for people in Montgomery, Bucks and Philadelphia counties for more than 100 years. AH employs over 5,500 employees, making it one of the largest employers in Montgomery County. The hospital's medical staff consists of over 1,100 physicians, including primary care, medical and surgical specialists. More than 1,100 volunteers give their time and talents to support this not-for-profit hospital, and AH provides more than $45 million in free care to our community each year.
Why Choose Us
With about 42,000 inpatient admissions and well over 500,000 outpatient visits annually, Abington Hospital is a major regional referral center for cancer care, cardiac care, and surgery, including orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery, and is a Level-2 trauma center, with approximately 105,000 visits annually. For a complete list of all AH services, please refer to the A-Z Listing of All Services.
Comprehensive, High-level Specialty Care
Abington Hospital offers comprehensive healthcare services at a level not often found in a community hospital, as well as the most advanced robotic and minimally invasive surgical techniques and neurovascular care. Some of our key services include: The Heart and Vascular Institute, the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Abington – Jefferson Health, Orthopaedic & Spine Institute, Pennock Emergency Trauma Center, Diamond Stroke Center, Neurosciences Institute, Muller Institute for Senior Health, and the Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Education at Abington Hospital
Abington Hospital was founded as a teaching hospital and currently sponsors five residency programs for physicians in family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, general surgery and dentistry. Numerous health education classes, screenings, helplines and support groups are available at little or no cost to the community.
Abington Hospital is a leader in the area of patient safety, and has earned numerous national awards for its programs. The hospital is a past recipient of the prestigious Quest for Quality award, recognizing leadership and innovation in patient care quality and safety.
To promote the delivery of safe, high-quality health care - one of Abington Hospital's five key organizational pillars - the hospital has created a Center for Patient Safety and Health Care Quality. The Center for Safety and Quality (CSQ) brings together personnel committed to clinical safety and quality under the same leadership.
In 2003, Abington Hospital became the first acute care hospital in the Philadelphia region to receive Magnet designation, one of the nation's highest forms of recognition for nursing excellence. AH received Magnet re-designation in 2008. Only 13 other hospitals in the State of Pennsylvania and just five percent of hospitals nationwide (289) have received this four-year accreditation that is effective until 2012.
Awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Magnet designation recognizes quality patient care and exemplary nursing leadership.
In addition, AH won one of the most prestigious awards in nursing, The Magnet Prize, in 2008 for its Daily CARE Plan (a patient information sheet that provides current and relevant information regarding the patient's plan of care, which is distributed each day to patients and their families). Bestowed to one Magnet hospital each year by the ANCC, The Magnet Prize recognizes extraordinary inventions that transform work environments. This award serves as a means for acknowledging peak performance within credentialed Magnet organizations and recognizes cutting-edge research, practices, services, technologies, programs or other exemplary innovations with demonstrable positive outcomes.
Accredited, approved and/or licensed by:
- Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (for physician resident training)
- Aetna Institute for Quality (for bariatric surgery)
- American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Magnet Designation (the nursing profession's top honor recognizing quality patient care and exemplary nursing leadership)
- American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Center of Excellence (for bariatric surgery)
- Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (for training institutional chaplains)
- Commission on Dental Accreditation and the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association (for general dental practice residency)
- Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association (for training medical and radiologic technologists)
- Committee on Cancer, American College of Surgeons (for cancer care program)
- Independence Blue Cross Blue Distinction Center (for bariatric surgery)
- Independence Blue Cross Blue Distinction Center (for complex and rare cancers)
- Joint Commission (for meeting quality standards for a certified stroke center)
- Joint Commission (for meeting quality standards for joint replacement, hip and knee)
- Joint Commission (for standards of patient care)
- Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (for state standards of trauma centers)
- The Pennsylvania Department of Health
1200 Old York Rd.
Abington, PA 19001