Jefferson includes Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, a dynamic university and health system with broad reach across the Delaware Valley. We are dedicated to educating tomorrow’s professionals through transdisciplinary and experiential learning designed for new and emerging fields for the 21st century; discovering new treatments and therapies that will define the future of clinical care; and providing exceptional primary through complex quaternary care to patients in the communities we serve.
With more than 42,000 employees, Jefferson is the second largest employer in Philadelphia and the largest health system in Philadelphia based on total licensed beds. Our annual operating revenue is $9 billion, and we contribute over $448 million in charitable care and community benefit each year to those we serve.
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.
We Improve Lives
Reimagining health, education and discovery to create unparalleled value
Put People First
Service-Minded, Respectful & Embraces Diversity
Be Bold & Think Differently
Innovative, Courageous & Solution-Oriented
Do The Right Thing
Safety-Focused, Integrity & Accountability
Dissolution of Jefferson Health System, Reorganization of Thomas Jefferson University, JV for Delaware Valley ACO established
Merger with Abington Health
Merger with Aria Health
Merger with Philadelphia University and Kennedy Health
Merger with Magee Rehabilitation
COVID 19 Pandemic
Merger with Einstein Health Network and acquisition of Health Partners Plans
Integrated Provider Payer Network
Who We Are?
Physicians & Practitioners (Employed)
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Thomas Jefferson University
Through the merger of Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University in 2017, our University now includes 10 colleges, four schools, 8,200 full and part-time students and 1,900 full and part-time paid faculty. We are an NCAA Division II university with 17 teams, and an R2 national doctoral university offering more than 200 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.
Among many other university accolades, our fashion programs are ranked in the top 25 in the world by Fashionista (2019) and #10 in the U.S. on CEOWORLD Magazine’s Best Fashion Schools in the world list (2021). And our Occupational Therapy programs ranked #6 in the nation by U.S.News & World Report (2020). As part of our commitment to develop global citizens, our students and faculty are engaged in study abroad projects and collaborative research programs in scores of countries, across six continents.
Thomas Jefferson University also includes over 380 active principal investigators driving breakthrough discoveries, both nationally and internationally. In 2021, we received more than $172 million in sponsored research awards with a growing portfolio in basic/programmatic, clinical, applied and population research. Through our merger with the Einstein Healthcare in 2021, our combined clinical academic enterprise is now the largest graduate medical education program in the Delaware Valley, making us uniquely positioned to educate the brightest healthcare professionals of tomorrow with a multi-hospital clinical rotation unlike any other.
Overall, Thomas Jefferson University boasts a 96.5% success rate among undergraduates in securing jobs or advancing to graduate schools.
Clinical Operating Statistics
It’s Also About Our Culture
Jefferson is where inspiration and action meet – in the care we deliver, the knowledge we impart and the scientific breakthroughs we achieve. For nearly 200 years we have been inspired by innovation and defined by a culture of community service and diversity. Learn more about the “Jefferson Culture” through the eyes of our healthcare professionals, patients, faculty and staff, researchers, students and more.
The Academic Stories We Tell
Industrial Designers Win Philly Bicycle-Parking Competition
The trio of master’s program alums topped the ‘Rack ’Em Up’ design contest to create fire hydrant-accessible bike corrals.Read More
Designing A Prosthetic To Help Surfers Catch A Wave
Two industrial design students create a low-cost, waterproof prosthetic that increases ankle mobility for adaptive surfers.Read More
A Passion For Curiosity
An unconventional journey led Dr. Theresa Freeman to become a pioneer in the field of plasma medicine, taking on the unknown with creative thinking.Read More
The Clinical Stories We Share
A Young Mom’s First-Hand Account Coping With A Rare Cancer Diagnosis
Jena Tracey, 35, shares what it was like getting an unexpected diagnosis and how she's persevered through intense treatment for a rare leg sarcoma.Read More
What I Wish People Knew About Surviving Gun Violence
Amanda Lyons, 36, was playing kickball in a Fishtown playground when she was shot in the back and her life was forever changed. Here, she shares her physical and emotional recovery journey.Read More
Why Wearing A Mask Can Be Controversial
Researchers investigate the social drivers of mask wearing during COVID-19.Read More