The history of NPHS, its mission statement, and other useful info.
List of services, info on physicians, plus comments by doctors, nurses, employees & patients.
Info on visiting hours, directions, transportation & parking, and important phone numbers.
Listing of all the health plans that each hospital accepts.
Information for healthcare professionals including:  Physician referral, department overviews, and research & database links.
The History of NPHS continued

In May 1992, the Board of Directors of NPHS dismissed senior management and entered into a five-month agreement with Mercy Health System (“Mercy”) to provide an interim management team to assess and stabilize the Hospitals operations.  Thereafter, the agreement with Mercy was renewed and expanded to provide for full management and has been extended until June 30, 2003.

From an operational perspective, Mercy found that NPHS had attempted to function largely as two hospitals with substantial duplication of services, and programmatic gaps.  As a result, a reconfiguration of services was undertaken which consolidated behavioral health programs at GMC and medical-surgical programs at SJH.  The program included the closing of the GMC’s emergency room, operating room suite and critical care units as well as the downsizing and centralization of all clinical ancillary departments.

NPHS is the predominant economic institution in its community.  NPHS employs over 1,600 individuals, over 80% of whom live in the City of Philadelphia and 40% of whom live in North Philadelphia.  NPHS is a vital element in the North Central Philadelphia Empowerment Zone as designated and funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  NPHS is an active participant in the implementation of Empowerment Zone programs.

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