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The Region’s
Top Employers
1. University of Pennsylvania and Health System
2. ComcastCorporation
3. Thomas Jefferson University
and Jefferson Health
4. Temple University and
Health System
5. Trinity Health Corporation
6. Merck and Co. Inc.
7. The Children’s Hospital of
8. DrexelUniversity
9. The Vanguard Group Inc.
10. Virtua Health System
11. Cooper Univeristy Health Care
12. Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
13. Independence Health Group, Inc.
14. BAYADA Home Health Care, Inc.
15. WellsFargo
16. Dow DuPont Inc.
17. PrincetonUniversity
18. Crozer-Keystone Health System
19. Albert Einstein Healthcare
20. Lockheed Martin Corporation
21. GSK
22. Bank Of America Corporation
23. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
24. Thomas Jefferson University
Hospitals, Inc.
25. Johnson & Johnson
26. Kennedy Health System, Inc.
27. Abington Memorial Hospital Inc.
28. Verizon Communications Inc.
29. University of Delaware
30. SunGardAS
31. Aramark
32. RowanUniveristy
33. SAPAmerica
34. PNC Financial Services Group
35. Aetna
36. Tenet Healthsystem
St. Christopher’s Hospital
for Children, L.L.C.
37. QVC,Inc.
38. VillanovaUniversity
39. SEI Investments Company
40. Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital
for Children
41. Astrazeneca PLC
42. SiemensAG
43. PSEG Power LLC
44. United Parcel Service, Inc.
45. The Boeing Company
46. Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.
47. FMCCorporation
48. Campbell Soup Company
49. Burlington Stores, Inc.
50. Philadelphia Energy Solutions LLC
18 | Guide to Greater Philadelphia
the future of healthcare starts here
Major health systems and giants of life science are at home in Greater Philadelphia.
When looking for the national epicenter for the life sciences and healthcare, look no farther than Greater Philadelphia. Research and development is at the
core of the region’s life sciences’ industry. With the seventh-largest academic R&D expenditures in the nation and an unmatched number of academic research institutions — seven medical schools, three pharmacy schools, two dental schools, a school of podiatry, a school of optometry, a school of veterinary medicine, 22 nursing schools, five children’s hospitals and
four cancer research centers — Greater Philadelphia is the global gathering place for innovative healthcare learning and leadership.
With deep R&D roots — the nation’s first hospital, medical school, cancer research center and school
of pharmacy were founded here — it’s no wonder that Greater Philadelphia is one of the top locations in the world for the design, development and manufacture of therapeutic, medical and dental devices. According to the Advanced Medical Technology Association, or AdvaMed, the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware corridor accounts for one of the largest concentrations of medical technology companies in the country, right behind California.
FUN FACT: More than 2,000 medical technology companies call Greater Philadelphia home.
Digital health innovation is another burgeoning industry. With this in mind, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s Health Care Innovation Collaborative launched an unprecedented, unified innovation program — GREATER THAN Open Calls — that allows young companies and entrepreneurs to present their healthcare ideas to the area’s established leaders in the field, including Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Drexel University, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Safeguard Scientifics, Comcast, Independence Blue Cross and Christiana Care. This collaboration is accelerating medical breakthroughs.
Greater Philadelphia’s prominence as a leader in the life sciences is aided by the presence of 15 major health systems, more than 100 hospitals and four National Cancer Institute-designated cancer treatment centers.
FUN FACT: Eighty percent of U.S. pharmaceutical and biotech companies have a presence in the Delaware-New Jersey-Pennsylvania corridor, which
is home to more than 800 life sciences companies.
• Penn Medicine includes five acute-care hospitals and hundreds of outpatient centers throughout the region. Established in 1765 as
the nation’s first medical school, the Perelman School of Medicine (Penn Med) has been consis- tently ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States.
• Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System are partners in providing excel- lent clinical and compassionate care for patients in the region, educating the health profession- als of tomorrow in a variety of disciplines and discovering new knowledge that will define the future of clinical care.
• Virtua Health System is one of New Jersey’s largest nonprofit health systems. It provides services through Virtua Medical Group, which includes more than 450 clinicians, and through Virtua Physician Partners at its urgent-care centers; hospitals; ambulatory surgery centers; health and wellness, fitness, rehabilitation and long-term care centers; home health services; and through its paramedic program.
• Also Notable: Amerisource Bergen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Christiana Care Health System, GSK, Independence Blue Cross, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Pfizer, West Pharmaceuticals
• The Almac Group is a contract development and manufacturing organization that provides an extensive range of integrated services globally to companies within the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors. Almac has extensive facilities in Europe, North America and Asia, and its U.S. headquarters are in Souderton, PA.
• Safeguard Scientifics provides capital, expertise and a collaborative approach to fuel the growth
of technology-driven businesses in healthcare, financial services and digital media. Safeguard is based in Radnor, PA.
• WuXi AppTec is a leading global pharmaceu- tical, biopharmaceutical and medical device open-access capability and technology platform that provides a broad and integrated portfolio of services throughout the drug R&D process. Headquartered in Shanghai, China, the company has a large facility in Philadelphia.
• Also Notable: Adaptimmune, BioAdvance, CSL Bering, Incyte, Spark Therapeutics

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