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Penn Medicine Is Withdrawing From National Hospital Rankings. Here’s Why That Matters

Every year, U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) releases its “Best Hospitals” list, which designates the greatest hospitals across the country. And every year for […]

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St. Mary Nurses on Strike: We Need More Staff, or COVID Patients Could Die Alone

“I’ve wrapped more bodies, done more postmortem care on patients in two months than I did in 42 years,” says Jim Gentile, a 64-year-old nurse […]

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Health Organizations Around Philadelphia Where You Can Volunteer

Want to give back to the community? Help others on their way to a healthy life? Here’s a few places and ways around Philadelphia where you […]

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More Philly Hospitals Are Becoming “Baby-Friendly.” Maybe That’s Not a Good Thing.

Less than 12 hours after Benny enters the world, she’s rolled into my room in a plastic bassinet. I can tell she’s on her way […]

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The Best Philly-Area Hospitals, According to U.S. News & World Report

This morning, U.S. News & World Reports released their annual Best Hospitals rankings, and we think our Philly hospital workers deserve a round of applause. […]

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Penn Unveils Plans for $1.5 Billion “Hospital of the Future” in University City

In 2021, Philadelphia’s hospital landscape will look dramatically different with the introduction of a brand new hospital. The University of Pennsylvania announced on Wednesday plans to erect […]

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North Philly Health System Files for Bankruptcy

The North Philadelphia Health System filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection late last week, the latest in a long line of financial troubles for the […]


Penn Medicine to Finalize Merger With Princeton HealthCare System

The University of Pennsylvania Medicine is about to add its first New Jersey member – Princeton HealthCare System. 


Philly Hospitals Don’t Shine in New Federal Government Ratings

The federal government released the first set of its controversial hospital star quality ratings and some highly regarded Philadelphia hospitals didn’t receive glowing marks. Out […]

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These Are the Best Philly-Area Hospitals, According to U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News and World Report just released its annual Best Hospitals rankings and — drumroll, please — The Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian landed on the […]

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Study: Yelp Pretty Good at Helping Patients Pick Hospitals

Want to figure out how to get the best health care in town? Check out Yelp. New Penn research — published in April issue of […]


Yet Another Hospital Merger in the Works

Crozer-Keystone Health System has finally found its dance partner. The company announced in October 2014 that it was exploring strategic partnerships — and on Monday signed a letter […]

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2,000 Doctors, Nurses and Support Staff Will Be Sleeping at Penn Medicine Hospitals During Pope Visit

A lot of people have wondered what measures local hospitals will be taking to ensure they’re well staffed and stocked during Pope Francis’s visit to […]


$1 Billion Virtua Hospital Plan Approved But Still Far From Done Deal

Virtua Health unveiled a $1 billion, 20-year plan to build a medical care campus in South Jersey. The health system has plans to construct a nine-story […]

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These 10 Philly Docs Received $12.8 Million from Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Companies Last Year

Update: This post has been clarified to more accurately characterize the nature of some of the payments these doctors receive. The payment totals listed are from device makers […]