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Abington Memorial Hospital

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Hospital type  Teaching
Funding  Non-profit Hospital
Number of beds  665

Location  Abington, Pennsylvania, United States
Emergency department  Trauma center Level II Adult Level II
Website  Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health
Lists  Hospitals in Pennsylvania

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Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health, formerly Abington Memorial Hospital (AMH), is the flagship hospital of Abington-Jefferson Health, located in Abington Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia.

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About

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The hospital has 665 beds and over 5,500 employees, including more than 1,100 physicians, and is one of the largest employers in Montgomery County. It has the only Level II trauma center in Montgomery County. Services offered at the hospital include The Pilla Heart Center, The Rosenfield Cancer Center, Neurosciences Institute, Orthopaedic and Spine Institute, Pennock Emergency Trauma Center, Diamond Stroke Center, Muller Institute for Senior Health, and the Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health is a non-profit, regional referral center and teaching hospital with five residency programs and operates the Dixon School of Nursing.

History

According to legend, George W. Elkins, a landowner in Abington Township, often took people injured in area car accidents to Philadelphia. When someone died of their injuries on their way, it prompted him to get together with fifty people to raise funds to establish a hospital in Abington. The hospital was dedicated in 1913 as a memorial to Elkins' first wife Stella McIntire. Abington Memorial Hospital opened on May 15, 1914. In October 2014, Abington Health and Jefferson Health, the latter which owns Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, announced an intention to merge. An agreement was reached in January 2015 and the merger was completed on May 4, 2015, resulting in Abington-Jefferson Health.

Locations

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Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health is located along Pennsylvania Route 611 (Old York Road) in Abington Township. Abington-Jefferson Health also owns Lansdale Hospital in Lansdale, Abington Health Center - Blue Bell in Blue Bell, Abington Health Center - Schilling in Willow Grove, Abington Health Center - Warminster in Warminster, and Abington Health Center - Montgomeryville in North Wales.

June Fete

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The Annual June Fete Village Fair and Horse & Pony Show is a fundraising event run by The Women's Board which consists of 50 active members and is supported by 12 auxiliaries with 630 members.

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References

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