Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health

Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health

Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health

Today, Jefferson Health and its network of hospitals and physician practices serve patients throughout the Delaware Valley. We have a robust network of 18 hospitals and numerous physician practices throughout the counties of:

Whether you’re in the city or the suburbs, Jefferson Health provides the exceptional care you expect – close to home or work – through our broad family of primary care physicians and specialists.

Jefferson Health is home to nationally ranked experts who are providing a personalized care plan for you. Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health is one of only 70 NCI-designated cancer centers in the country.

With more than 42,000 employees, comprised of nurses, physicians and practitioners, faculty, and more, we’re the second largest employer in Philadelphia and the largest health system in the Philadelphia region by total licensed beds. And our work to improve lives is never done.  
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Company Information

Jefferson includes Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, a dynamic university and health system with broad reach across the Delaware Valley. Jefferson is the second largest employer in Philadelphia and the largest health system in Philadelphia based on total licensed beds.

Through the merger of Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University in 2017, our university includes ten colleges and four schools. We are an NCAA Division II university and an R2 national doctoral university offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs that provide students with a forward-thinking education in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion and textiles, health, medicine and social science.

Jefferson Health, the clinical arm of Thomas Jefferson University, has grown from a three-hospital academic health center in 2015, to an 18-hospital health system through mergers and combinations that include hospitals at Abington Health, Aria Health, Kennedy Health, Magee Rehabilitation and Einstein Healthcare Network. We have over 50 outpatient and urgent care centers; ten Magnet®-designated hospitals (recognized by the ANCC for nursing excellence); the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (one of only 70 in the country and one of only two in the region); and one of the largest faculty-based telehealth networks in the country. In 2021, Jefferson Health became the sole owner of HealthPartners Plan, a not-for-profit health maintenance organization in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We are the first health system regionally to create an aligned payer-provider partnership.

Jefferson’s mission, vision and values create an organization that attracts the best and the brightest students, faculty, staff, and healthcare professionals, as well as the most visionary leaders to drive exceptional results.

  • OUR MISSION: We improve lives.
  • OUR VISION: Reimagining health, education and discovery to create unparalleled value
  • OUR VALUES: Put People First, Be Bold & Think Differently and Do the Right Thing

As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.

Company History

1825 – Jefferson Hospital was established as the Infirmary of the Jefferson Medical College, and subsequently as the Hospital of Jefferson Medical College.
1996 – Jefferson expanded its community reach to South Philadelphia with its merger with Methodist Hospital.
2015 – Abington Health merges with Jefferson to form Jefferson Health – Abington.
2016 – Aria Health merges with Jefferson to form Jefferson Health Northeast.
2017 – Kennedy Health of New Jersey joins Jefferson Health.
2018 – Thomas Jefferson University Announces Global Center in Israel; Jefferson Health and Magee Rehabilitation combine.
2021 – Einstein Healthcare Network joins Jefferson Health.

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