Penn MedicineH6.C16Penn Medicine is one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation’s first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $8.9 billion enterprise. Penn Medicine employs more than 44,000 people in six acute-care hospitals and state-of-the-art outpatient locations, including cutting-edge research facilities, in the city of Philadelphia and throughout the region. The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top medical schools in the United States for more than 20 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $496 million awarded in the 2020 fiscal year. In October 2021, Penn Medicine opened the Pavilion, a new hospital building which expands the footprint of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), becoming a new landmark for exemplary care for the community. The Pavilion is one of the largest hospital projects in the U.S.—and the largest in the Philadelphia region. The building rises 17 stories on Penn Medicine’s West Philadelphia campus as a place where Penn’s world-renowned researchers, clinicians, and faculty will continue to pioneer advanced patient care. The $1.6 billion facility will house 504 private patient rooms and 47 operating rooms. In our country’s rapidly changing health care environment, Penn Medicine remains the leader in clinical care, scientific research, and education as part of the University of Pennsylvania. Penn Medicine recruits world-class faculty, and invests in their research, clinical expertise, and training of the future scientists and clinicians.