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Jeanes Hospital

Jeanes Hospital Mission & History

Jeanes Hospital Founders Building

The mission of Jeanes Hospital is to maintain and enhance the quality of life for individuals in the communities it serves. The hospital emphasizes the Quaker belief that in each person there resides a spirit that creates a common bond among us all.


  • Meeting the physical, emotional, cultural and spiritual needs of our community with a caring, safe and supportive environment
  • Understanding and advocating for the needs of our community and meeting those needs with timely, cost effective, responsive services
  • Providing a healthy, creative and rewarding work environment that attracts, retains and develops the best staff, physicians and volunteers
  • Demonstrating leadership among community hospitals as a member of Temple Health through continuous improvement, innovation and investment of our people, technology and facilities


Located in Northeast Philadelphia, Jeanes Hospital was formed in 1928 through a provision in the will of Anna T. Jeanes, a Philadelphia Quaker. The provisions in the will were for the establishment of a hospital for “Cancerous, Nervous and Disabling Ailments.”  The hospital’s focus changed over the years and today Jeanes is a thriving community hospital that provides a range of adult medical and surgical services. Jeanes Hospital joined the Temple University Health System in 1996.