Hospital of The University Of Pennsylvania Emergency Department

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, an integral part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, is an 807-bed quaternary academic medical center located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has been serving the community for over 200 years.

Ranked #15 in the nation and #1 in Pennsylvania by U.S. News and World Report, HUP’s mission is to strive to improve the health and well-being of people through research, education, clinical care, and community service. The focus is to teach others, learn from our partners, and to care for patients with skill and dignity.

HUP’s 51-bed emergency department provides care to over 65,000 patients annually. Highlights of HUP’s emergency department initiatives include clinical nurse-led improvements in patient flow, an interdisciplinary rapid assessment approach to patients presenting with stroke symptoms, clinical nurse-driven data collection surrounding sepsis, and a robust staff-led disaster preparedness team.

HUPs accomplishments include Magnet designation, Beacon Awards, and holding a Comprehensive Stroke Center designation. HUP is honored to have been selected as a Lantern Award recipient.