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Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Hospital) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Co-founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1751, Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia was our nation's very first hospital. Mr. Franklin founded the hospital along with Dr. Thomas Bond, and even after 252 years of existence, this health care facility is still one of our nation's best. In 2002, Pennsylvania Hospital was ranked among the Top 50 Hospitals in America. The survey was featured in the Modern Maturity magazine, which is published by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).

And, in its' 2004 rankings of  "America's Best Hospitals", the magazine U.S. News and World Report, ranks Pennsylvania Hospital as the 13th best hospital in the nation. Also, 15 different specialties at Pennsylvania Hospital are ranked by that same magazine as being among the tops in the nation. Those Pennsylvania Hospital specialties and their 2004 national rankings: Cancer Care- 33rd best; Heart and Heart Surgery- 20th best; Hormonal Disorders- 23rd best; Digestive Disorders- 17th best; Geriatrics- 20th best; Gynecology- 10th best; Kidney Disease- 14th best; Neurology and Neurosurgery- 11th best; Ear, Nose, and Throat- 11th best; Respiratory Disorders- 12th best; Urology- 20th best; Rheumatology- 19th best; Psychiatry- 15th best; Rehabilitation- 25th best; Ophthamology- 19th best.

Today, Pennsylvania Hospital is a 515-bed acute care facility that provides a broad range of medical services. The hospital also functions as a major teaching and research institution.

Pennsylvania Hospital averages 24,500 inpatient admissions and over 200,000 outpatient visits each year. Located at 8th and Spruce Streets in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Hospital is a part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

This great hospital is known for its general and specialty surgical services. Those services include such areas as: Neonatology; Orthopedics; Vascular; Neurosciences; High Risk Maternal and Fetal Services; Urology; Otorhinolaryngology; and others.

Pennsylvania Hospital offers quality care to its patients, as evidenced by the numerous high rankings, which you have just read about. They currently have the need to staff some nursing positions (at press time). If you want to work for one of the best hospitals in the should definitely consider Pennsylvania Hospital in Philly. And if you go there for an interview, tell 'em that Ben Franklin sent you.

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