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Aria Health
Torresdale campus in September 2013
Geography
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Organization
Funding Non-profit hospital
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Services
Emergency department Level II trauma center
Beds 855 (total)
Helipads
Helipad FAA LID: 1PS6[1]
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 65 20 Asphalt
History
Founded 1902[2]
Links
Website www.ariahealth.org
Lists Hospitals in Pennsylvania

Aria Health, formerly called Frankford Health Systems,[3] is a healthcare system in Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County. It consists of three hospitals and a number of outpatient clinics. With 4,025 employees,[4] Aria Health is the 14th largest private employer in the city of Philadelphia.[5]

Aria Health operates several residency training programs for osteopathic physicians (DO). The residencies are accredited by the American Osteopathic Association.

Frankford campus

The Frankford campus of Aria Health opened on July 4, 1903.[2] The Frankford campus is a general medical and surgical hospital with 485 beds.[6] In the last year with data available, the hospital had 131,188 emergency department visits, and performed 7,686 inpatient and 11,561 outpatient surgeries.[6] Aria Health - Frankford is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).[6]

Torresdale campus

In 1977, the Torresdale campus of Aria Health opened[2] in northeast Philadelphia. It is a 258-bed hospital, and a Level II trauma center.[7] The Torresdale campus has a 1,300 car parking garage.[8] Aria Health also operates an urgent care clinics in the Torresdale area.[9]

Work began in 2013 for a new emergency department and parking garage at the Torresdale campus, at a cost of $37 million.[10] The expansion will increase the size of the emergency department to 42 beds.[10]

Bucks County Hospital

Aria Health Bucks Campus, located in Langhorne, Pennsylvania

In 1999, the health system acquired Delaware Valley Medical Center, which is now called Aria Health-Bucks County. It is a 112-bed hospital located in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.[11]

Aria Health sought to build a new 229-bed facility in Lower Makefield to replace Bucks County Hospital. Local residents opposed this project, due to concerns about traffic congestion.[12] In 2013, Aria Health proposed news plans for a "health care village," a facility offering multiple health care services, which may have lower impact on the environment and traffic congestion.[13]

Graduate medical education

Aria Health operates a number of osteopathic residency programs accredited by the American Osteopathic Association. Aria Health hosts residency programs in family medicine,[14] internal medicine,[15] emergency medicine,[16] and podiatric surgery,[17] including two combined residency programs: one in internal and emergency medicine[18] and another in family and emergency medicine.[19]

Aria Health also runs a critical care fellowship program.[20]

See also

Aria and Jefferson Health System entered into a binding definitive merger agreement on January 19th, with the merger expected to be complete by late Spring 2016.[21]

References

  1. ^ "AirNav: 1PS6 - Aria Health-Torresdale Division Heliport". Retrieved 8 July 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Our History". Aria Health. 
  3. ^ Goldstein, Josh (August 30, 2010). "PA Hospital's Kathleen Kinslow to lead Aria Health". The Inquirer. 
  4. ^ Staff writer (Sep 26, 2012). "Largest employers in the Philadelphia region: Slideshow". Philadelphia Business Journal. 
  5. ^ Staff writer (March 27, 2013). "The 15 largest private employers in Philadelphia". The Inquirer. 
  6. ^ a b c "Aria Health". US News & World Report. 
  7. ^ "Campus Information (Torresdale)". Aria Health. 
  8. ^ George, John (Jul 12, 2011). "Aria Health's Torresdale campus gets parking garage expansion". Philadelphia Business Journal. 
  9. ^ Lattanzio, Vince (May 9, 2013). "Urgent Care, Right in Your Backyard". NBC10 Philadelphia. 
  10. ^ a b George, John (Apr 1, 2013). "Hospital begins $37 million expansion". Philadelphia Business Journal. 
  11. ^ "Campus Information (Bucks County)". Aria Health. 
  12. ^ George, John (Mar 16, 2012). "Aria Health facing opposition in Bucks County". Philadelphia Business Journal. 
  13. ^ Brubaker, Harold (September 21, 2013). "'Health-care village' proposed for Lower Makefield site". The Inquirer. 
  14. ^ "PCOM/Aria Health - Family Medicine Residency". American Osteopathic Association. 
  15. ^ "PCOM/Aria Health - Internal Medicine Residency". American Osteopathic Association. 
  16. ^ "PCOM/Aria Health - Emergency Medicine Residency". American Osteopathic Association. 
  17. ^ "2014 CASPR Directory". American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine. 
  18. ^ "PCOM/Aria Health - Internal Med-Emergency Med Residency". American Osteopathic Association. 
  19. ^ "PCOM/Aria Health - Family Medicine/Emergency Med Residency". American Osteopathic Association. 
  20. ^ "PCOM MEDNet/Aria Health - Critical Care-Medicine Fellowship". American Osteopathic Association. 
  21. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2016/01/19/merger-mania-resumes-jefferson-aria-sign.html

External links

Coordinates: 40°04′17″N 74°59′00″W / 40.0715°N 74.9832°W / 40.0715; -74.9832

  1. ^ "Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation Trauma Center Accreditation Granted to One Additional Hospital in Pennsylvania" (PDF). PA Trauma Systems Foundation. 3 October 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2017. 
  2. ^ "Elevation in Trauma Center Level Granted to One Hospital in Pennsylvania" (PDF). Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation. 24 July 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2018. 


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