The Hospital

Chestnut Hill Hospital, is a fully accredited, 148 bed community teaching hospital serving northwest Philadelphia and the adjacent suburbs of eastern Montgomery County. The Family Practice Residency Program thrives in this academic environment composed of more than 300 medical and dental professionals representing every major specialty and subspecialty. More than 30 practicing family physicians are on staff at the hospital.


Family Care is Primary

Our Hospital's board of trustees, administrators and medical staff recognized a community need and anticipated the change in national philosophy when they initiated the Family Practice Residency Program in 1974. At Chestnut Hill Hospital, we believe a strong medical education program enhances the Hospital's total quality of medical care. The Hospital's primary educational focus is the Family Practice Residency Program.

At Chestnut Hill Hospital, family practice is the foundation of medical care. Fully equipped with modern diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, the Hospital also offers direct access to the services of the medical school hospitals in Philadelphia. The Hospital provides comprehensive services to the community such as emergency medicine, oncology, gynecology, neurology, cardiology, orthopaedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, gerontology, community health education, prevention and wellness. Nuclear medicine, MRI, MRA, peripheral angiography, mammography and CT scanning are among the services offered by our radiology department.

Other important features include a medical/surgical intensive care unit; acute and intermediate cardiac care units and outpatient surgical services. In addition, important specialty services such as a cancer center and Women’s Center are offered at Chestnut Hill Hospital.

Recent Hospital statistics show about 10,000 admissions each year. As one of the lowest cost-per-stay and shortest average length of stay teaching hospitals in the Delaware Valley, Chestnut Hill Hospital is well positioned for continued success in the managed care environment.