Jefferson Enterprise Overview


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.

Our Mission

We Improve Lives

Our Vision

Reimagining health, education and discovery to create unparalleled value

Our Values

Put People First

Service-Minded, Respectful & Embraces Diversity

Be Bold & Think Differently

Innovative, Courageous & Solution-Oriented

Do The Right Thing

Safety-Focused, Integrity & Accountability


  • 2014

    Dissolution of Jefferson Health System, Reorganization of Thomas Jefferson University, JV for Delaware Valley ACO established

  • 2015

    Merger with Abington Health

  • 2016

    Merger with Aria Health

  • 2017

    Merger with Philadelphia University and Kennedy Health

  • 2018

    Merger with Magee Rehabilitation

  • 2020

    COVID 19 Pandemic

  • 2021

    Merger with Einstein Health Network and acquisition of Health Partners Plans

  • 2022-26

    Integrated Provider Payer Network

Who We Are?




Largest employer
in Philadelphia

  • 9,600


  • 3,500

    Physicians & Practitioners (Employed)

  • 1,900


  • 2,100+


*indicates paid full and part time

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.

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Jefferson Health

Jefferson Health, the clinical arm of Thomas Jefferson University, has grown from a three-hospital academic health center in 2015, to a 3,876 licensed-bed, 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 more than 3,500 employed physicians/practitioners and 9,600 full and part-time nurses supporting a health system with 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.

Jefferson Health provides exceptional primary through complex quaternary care and includes Level I and Level II trauma centers at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, and Jefferson Abington and Torresdale Hospitals. Our hospitals continue their national record of excellence in health care with recognition from U.S. News & World Report. In 2021-22, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals ranked among the nation’s best in six specialties: Cancer, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Ophthalmology (top ten), Orthopedics (top ten) and Pulmonology. Einstein Medical Center’s MossRehab ranked in the top ten for Physical Rehabilitation.

In 2021, Jefferson Health became the sole owner of HealthPartners Plan, a not-for-profit health maintenance organization in Southeastern Pennsylvania that serves more than 290,000 people. We are the first health system regionally to create an aligned payer-provider partnership, or Integrated Delivery and Financial System.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • Why Wearing A Mask Can Be Controversial

    Researchers investigate the social drivers of mask wearing during COVID-19.

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