The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Emergency Department – Penn Medicine

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), an integral part of the Penn Medicine Health System, is a 952-bed quaternary academic medical center located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has been serving the community for over 200 years.

Ranked #13 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 70-bed emergency department provides care to over 63,000 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, Mission Lifeline -Gold STEMI Receiving Center, and holds a Comprehensive Stroke Center Gold Plus designation recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for our accomplishment in the Get With the Guidelines quality program. HUP is honored to have been selected as an ENA Lantern Award recipient.