As home to some of the best medical schools, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies in the country, Philadelphians feel strongly about their city’s role in health care. And rightly so. The health care industry has consistently been essential to the ways Philadelphians work, live, thrive, and survive. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Temple University Hospital, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Independence Blue Cross, Presbyterian Medical Center, and Pennsylvania Hospital are all listed among the city’s top 20 employers.
These developments stand out as Philadelphia’s top health care news stories in 2019.