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History

For 90 years, Jeanes Hospital has served patients and families in Northeast Philadelphia and Eastern Montgomery County. While we have advanced beyond the original directive of our founder, Anna T. Jeanes, what remains is our unparalleled commitment to providing outstanding care in the Quaker tradition— holistic and compassionate care that takes into account the whole patient and not just one’s illness.

Funded by a $200,000 bequest, Jeanes Hospital opened its doors in January 1928 with 46 beds and a mission to care for “those with cancerous, nervous, and disabling ailments.” In the years that followed, the hospital grew in size, budget, mission and clinical services.

In 1946, Jeanes became a general medical surgical hospital, doubling its number of beds. Our emergency department opened shortly after in 1950.

A strong focus on clinical care characterizes our rich history. The Surgery-Rehabilitation Building provided more space for both general surgery and rehabilitation services when it opened in 1988. Now the site of our Heart & Surgery Center, the first open heart surgery at Jeanes was performed here in 2007.

In May 1992, we opened the Patient Care Center to offer modern hospital facilities to our growing patient population. This milestone was a precursor to our integration with Temple Health in 1996, when we aligned ourselves with an academic medicine model to further expand patient care offerings.

As more surgeries became outpatient procedures, we redesigned our surgery area to improve the patient and physician experience. This included expanding hours and creating walk-in times, as well as last year’s relocation of pre-admission testing to offer easier access from our lobby. 

Our longstanding relationship with Fox Chase Cancer Center, which dates back to 1967, has endured much growth too. When then-American Oncologic Hospital moved next door, it was connected to our hospital with a bridge. The institution has become a world-class NCI-designated center and our collaboration continues today with the availability of oncology services at Jeanes in partnership with Fox Chase physicians.

In 1999, the inpatient Bone Marrow Transplant Program, now part of Temple University Hospital, was established at Jeanes Hospital.  Fox Chase Cancer Center physicians provide bone marrow and stem cell transplantation to improve long-term outcomes for patients with blood cancers and other blood-related disorders. Under the leadership of Henry Chi Hang Fung, MD, FACP, FRCPE,  board-certified hematologic oncologists perform more than 125 blood and bone marrow transplants a year. That number continues to rise with a recently opened 11,500-square-foot outpatient clinic. The state-of-the-art facility occupies the entire fifth floor of the Patient Care Center at Jeanes Hospital.

In 2017, we established a Pain Management Clinic together with Temple Health to address patients’ needs by providing a single point of entry into our health system. It features a full complement of healthcare professionals and services representing a range of specialties.

Many accolades validate our achievements, including recognition from Consumer Reports, U.S. News & World Report, Healthgrades and Leapfrog for the high quality of our clinical services and patient safety performance. What sets us apart, though, is our legacy.

The area where we are situated has grown up from rural farmland to thriving residential neighborhoods. With the sophistication of our partnerships and advancements in how we deliver care, our identity has evolved while we stay true to the caring culture we have fostered since our very beginning.

We look forward to many more productive years as we continue building relationships and providing excellent care within the communities we serve. 

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