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Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Records
1891-2003 (bulk 1921-1994)

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Prepared by Joseph-James Ahern

September 2014

Access to collections is granted in accordance with the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Center.

PROVENANCE

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Records were transferred to the University Archives between 1993 and 2009 from various offices; including Nurses' Alumni Association (2004:018, 2004:003, and 2009:026), Finance Business Office (2000:079), Information Systems & Technology (2000:083), Managed Care (2000:026), Senior Vice President for Hospital Services (2008:036), and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine – Cytopathology Section (1993:095). 

 

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ARRANGEMENT

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Records are organized into five series: Administrative, Facilities, Information Systems and Technology, Managed Care, and Nursing. Each series is arranged alphabetically. 

 

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AGENCY HISTORY

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania opened in 1874 to provide a clinical environment for the University's School of Medicine at its new West Philadelphia Campus. In the ensuing decades, the Hospital has grown to be major health care center for the city and region. 

 

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SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Records document the development and activities of the facility from 1891 to 2003. In addition to administrative activities, the records also provide insight into the Hospital's handling of AIDS patients and the growth of managed care during the late Twentieth Century. In addition, the physical development of the Hospital in the early to mid-twentieth century is document - particularly the construction of the Ravdin Building. 

Some files are closed to research for twenty-five years from the date of creation. 

 

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CONTROLLED ACCESS HEADINGS

Corporate Name(s)

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Administration.
  • University of Pennsylvania. Hospital.

Subject(s)

  • Hospitals--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.
  • University hospitals--Administration.

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INVENTORY

 

Administrative 

Box

Folder

Berrang, Elizabeth C. 1962-1963 

1

1

Board of Trustees 2003 September 5 

1

2

Board of Trustees 2003 December 9 

1

3

Board of Trustees Budget and Finance Committee 2003 November 7 

1

4

Constitution 1934 

1

5

Correspondence 1897-1906 

1

6

Correspondence 1927-1941 

1

7

Data Communications Plan n.d. 

1

8

Data Processing 1985 

1

9

Day Care (I) (1) 1981-1983 

1

10

Day Care (I) (2) 1981-1983 

1

11

Day Care (II) 1981-1982 

1

12

Day Care (III) 1981-1982 

1

13

Day Surgery Unit 

 

 

 1979-1984 

1

14

 1981-1983 

1

15

 1981-1984 

1

16

(I) 1981-1982 

1

17

(II) 1980-1981 

1

18

(III) (1) 1981-1982 

1

19

(III) (2) 1981-1982 

1

20

(IV) 1981-1982 

1

21

Statistics 1983 

1

22

Dermatology 1976 

1

23

Dermatology Department 

 

 

(1) 1924-1926 

1

24

(2) 1924-1926 

1

25

(3) 1924-1926 

1

26

 1927-1928 

1

27

 1934-1943 

1

28

Nina Proper Award 1982-1986 

2

1

Photograph 1971 

2

2

Diabetes Study 1981 

2

3

Diagnostic Related Groups Statistics 1982 

2

4

Diagnostic Statistics 1982 

2

5

Dialysis 1978-1979 

2

6

Display Case 1980-1983 

2

7

Disposable Item Analysis 1973 

2

8

Eliason, Eldridge L. Photograph n.d. 

 OS 1

 

Environmental Research Laboratories n.d. 

2

9

Ex Interns and Residents Association Ledger 1946-1973 

2

10

Executive Committee 

 

 

Volume 1 (1) 2003 September 24 

2

11

Volume 1 (2) 2003 September 24 

2

12

Volume 2 (1) 2003 September 24 

2

13

Volume 2 (2) 2003 September 24 

2

14

Volume 2 (3) 2003 September 24 

2

15

Volume 2A 2003 September 24 

2

16

Finance 

 

 

Discharge Planning Program 1985-1987 

2

22

Out-Patient Registration Task Force 1989 

2

25

Frazier, Charles H. 1923-1934 

2

27

Health System Joint Conference Committee 2003 September 5 

2

28

Health System Joint Conference Committee 2003 December 9 

2

29

Health System Standing Committee of Department Chairs and Directors of Centers and Institutes 2003 May 28 

2

30

Health System Standing Committee of Department Chairs and Directors of Centers and Institutes 2003 September 25 

2

31

Historic Life of Philadelphia Program 1895 

2

32

Hospital Resource Allocation Board 

 

 

 1979 

3

1

(1) 1979-1980 

3

2

(2) 1979-1980 

3

3

(1) 1981 

3

4

(2) 1981 

3

5

(3) 1981 

3

6

(1) 1981-1982 

3

7

(2) 1981-1982 

3

8

(3) 1981-1982 

3

9

FY 84 Volume I Summaries, Minutes, Comp. Requests (1) 1982-1983 

3

10

FY 84 Volume I Summaries, Minutes, Comp. Requests (2) 1982-1983 

3

11

FY 84 Volume I Summaries, Minutes, Comp. Requests (3) 1982-1983 

3

12

FY 84 Volume II Cost Center Detail 600-667 (1) 1982 

3

13

FY 84 Volume II Cost Center Detail 600-667 (2) 1982 

3

14

FY 84 Volume II Cost Center Detail 600-667 (3) 1982 

3

15

FY 84 Volume III 668-717 (1) 1982 

3

16

FY 84 Volume III 668-717 (2) 1982 

3

17

FY 84 Volume III 668-717 (3) 1982 

3

18

FY 84 Volume IV 718-797 (1) 1982 

4

1

FY 84 Volume IV 718-797 (2) 1982 

4

2

FY 84 Volume IV 718-797 (3) 1982 

4

3

FY 84 Volume V 798-999 (1) 1982 

4

4

FY 84 Volume V 798-999 (2) 1982 

4

5

FY 84 Volume V 798-999 (3) 1982 

4

6

Hospital Store n.d. 

4

7

Jackson, Chevalier 1930 

4

8

Job Descriptions Non-Professional Staff 1937-1938 

4

9

Labor Relations District 1199C 1977-1981 

4

10

Labor Relations Unionization 1977-1988 

4

11

Long Range Program Preliminary Budget Supplement 1974 

4

12

Master Plan Photographs n.d. 

4

13

Medical Center Campaign 1957 

4

14

Medical Center Campaign and English House 1957-1960 

4

15

Medical Center Campaign Expense Reports 1957-1959 

4

16

Medical Staff By-Laws 1978, 1982 

4

17

Meditation Room and Chapel 1954-1961 

4

18

Mothers Club Reports 1938-1944 

4

19

Mothers Club Reports 1945-1954 

4

20

Nursery (1) 1960-1963 

4

21

Nursery (2) 1960-1963 

4

22

Nutrition Support Services 1981 

4

23

Obstetrics 1924-1934 

4

24

Obstetrics 1975-1983 

4

25

Occupational Therapy 1924-1938 

4

26

On-Admission Testing 1972-1981 

4

27

Operating Room Phase IV 1981-1982 

4

28

Operating Room I 1978-1985 

4

29

Operating Room II 1981-1983 

4

30

Orthopedics 1925-1937 

4

31

Orthopaedics 1978-1982 

4

32

Otolaryngology 1925-1937 

5

1

Out-Patient Department 1924-1935 

5

2

Out-Patient Department Survey 1934 

5

3

Pathology 1978-1981 

5

4

Patient Activity Projections Fiscal Year 1986 n.d. 

5

5

Patient Classification System 1980-1983 

5

6

Patient Day Projections Fiscal Year 1983 (1) 1981-1982 

5

7

Patient Day Projections Fiscal Year 1983 (2) 1981-1982 

5

8

Patient Day Projections Fiscal Year 1984 1982-1983 

5

9

Patient Day Statistics Fiscal Year 1982 1982 

5

10

Patient Day Statistics Fiscal Year 1983 1983 

5

11

Patient Flow 1981-1982 

5

12

Patient Flow Study n.d. 

5

13

Patient Identification Task Force (1) 1981-1983 

5

14

Patient Identification Task Force (2) 1981-1983 

5

15

Patient Origin Studies 1981, 1983 

5

16

Patient Referrals 1981-1982 

5

17

Patient Rights 1982-1983 

5

18

Patient Unit Study 1979 

5

19

Patient Valuables 1982-1983 

5

20

Pediatrics 1928-1937 

5

21

Pediatrics-Clinical Staffing 1981 

5

22

Penn Medicine 

 

 

Audit and Compliance Committee Report 2003 October 6 

5

23

Audit and Compliance Committee Report 2003 November 20 

5

24

Development Committee 2003 October 22 

5

25

Executive Committee 2003 June 10 

5

26

Executive Committee 2003 September 9 

5

27

Executive Committee 2003 October 23 

5

28

Finance Committee 2003 May 7 

5

29

Finance Committee 2003 September 9 

5

30

General Meeting 2003 October 23 

5

31

Pennsylvania Hospital Board of Managers 2003 November 10 

5

32

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1963-1968 

5

33

Physical Therapy 1926-1937 

5

34

Planning 1953-1960 

5

35

Planning and Systems Department Annual Report 1980 

5

36

Preliminary Planning 1960-1962 

6

1

Preparedness Plan Committee 1970-1971 

6

2

Presbyterian Medical Center Trustee Board 2003 November 14 

6

3

Private Duty Nurses (1) 1960-1985 

6

4

Private Duty Nurses (2) 1960-1985 

6

5

Psychiatry 1931-1964 

6

6

Quality Assurance Subcommittee 2003 September 5 

6

7

Quality Assurance Subcommittee 2003 December 9 

6

8

Radiation Safety 1961-1990 

6

9

Radiology Department 

 

 

 1926-1930 

6

10

 1930-1939 

6

11

 1931-1932 

6

12

 1960 

6

13

Equipment 1955-1957 

6

14

Randall, Alexander 1931-1935 

6

15

Smith, Edgar Fahs Photograph n.d. 

 OS 1

 

Social Services 

 

 

 1923-1926 

6

16

 1926-1931 

6

17

 1927-1930 

6

18

 1929-1931 

6

19

(1) 1931-1939 

6

20

(2) 1931-1939 

6

21

 1933-1939 

6

22

History 1933, 1985 

6

23

Society of Ex-Resident Physicians Ledger 1899-1908 

 OS 1

 

Space Allocation Committee (1) 1956-1962 

6

24

Space Allocation Committee (2) 1956-1962 

6

25

Surgery Department 1922-1927 

6

26

Surgery Department 1928-1931 

6

27

Surgery Department 1930-1932 

6

28

Surgery Department 1931-1934 

6

29

Surgical Clinic 1934-1937 

6

30

Surgical Out-Patient Department 1931, 1964 

6

31

Surgical Suite and Day Surgery (1) 1982-1983 

6

32

Surgical Suite and Day Surgery (2) 1982-1983 

6

33

Twenty-Five Year Club 1965-1990 

7

1

Unidentified Ledger 1904-1928 

7

2

University Trustees Audit and Compliance Committee 2003 October 22 

7

3

Urology Department 1926-1934 

7

4

Volume 5: Interim Report - A Workbook 1973 

7

5

William Pepper Laboratory 1891 

7

6

William Pepper Laboratory 1921-1929 

7

7

William Pepper Laboratory 1923-1935 

7

8

Wissahickon Hospice Board of Trustees 2003 June 9 

7

9

Wissahickon Hospice Board of Trustees 2003 November 4 

7

10

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Facilities 

Box

Folder

Building Plans 1948-1953 

7

11

Building Program 1962-1963 

7

12

Centennial Plan Patient Care Unit 1970 

7

13

Donner Building Plans Radiology 1960-1962 

7

14

Elevators and Phones 1958-1959 

7

15

Gates Building Construction 1947-1956 

7

16

Housekeeping Food and Linens 1957-1962 

7

17

Hyperbaric Medicine 1968 

7

18

Martin Maloney Memorial Clinic 1941-1978 

7

19

Martin Maloney Memorial Clinic Labor and Material Requirements 1928 

7

20

Maternity Wing Alterations 1928 

7

21

Operating Room Drawings 1957-1962 

7

22

Ravdin Building 

 

 

Bidders and Drawings 1958-1959 

7

23

Committee 1961-1962 

7

24

Construction 1960-1963 

7

25

Construction 1961 

7

26

Departments Units and Services 1962-1967 

7

27

Extra Floors 1960 

7

28

Fire Stair Variance 1958 

7

29

Furnishings and Equipment 1958-1962 

7

30

Press Release 1962 

7

31

Radiology Equipment 1957-1960 

7

32

Radiology Planning 1960-1961 

7

33

Razing Wards H and L 1957 

7

34

Research Laboratories 1958-1962 

7

35

Site Demolition and Dedication 1958, 1962 

7

36

Schmidt, Garden and Erikson 1959-1963 

7

37

Spiller Unit 1932-1963 

7

38

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Information Systems and Technology 

Box

Folder

Clinical Administration Task Force 

 

 

Medical Center Trustee Board 

 

 

Executive Committee 1992 

9

21

Meeting (1) 1992 January 14 

9

22

Meeting (2) 1992 January 14 

9

23

Meeting (1) 1992 April 28 

9

24

Meeting (2) 1992 April 28 

9

25

Meetings 1992-1994 

9

26

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Managed Care 

Box

Folder

Admissions 1988 

10

3

CHAMPUS Philadelphia Naval Hospital 1987, 1989 

10

14

Gallstone Lithotripsy 1988 

10

26

Health Care Financing Administration Heart Bypass Center Demonstration 1988 

10

29

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Evaluation of Employee Health Benefits Utilization and Cost 1987 

10

34

John Hancock Health Plan 1989 

11

1

Ledger 

 

 

(1) 1988 

11

5

(2) 1988 

11

6

(1) 1988-1989 

11

7

(2) 1988-1989 

11

8

(3) 1988-1989 

11

9

(4) 1988-1989 

11

10

(1) 1989 

11

11

(2) 1989 

11

12

(3) 1989 

11

13

(4) 1989 

11

14

(5) 1989 

11

15

(6) 1989 

11

16

(7) 1989 

11

17

(8) 1989 

11

18

Managed Care Overview 1986-1989 

12

18

Medical Center Work Plan 1987 

12

23

Partners National Health Plan (1) 1987-1989 

13

8

Partners National Health Plan (2) 1987-1989 

13

9

PruCare (1) 1986-1988 

13

16

PruCare (2) 1986-1988 

13

17

Prudential Mental Health Services 1986-1987 

13

18

Transplant (1) 1986-1989 

13

26

Transplant (2) 1986-1989 

13

27

Transplant Bone Marrow 1988-1989 

13

28

Transplant Kidney 1987 

13

29

Veterans Administration 

 

 

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Nursing 

Box

Folder

CHI Study (II) 1975 

14

11

Cost Containment (1) 1979 

14

12

Cost Containment (2) 1979 

14

13

Council of Teaching Hospitals Survey 1978 

14

14

Levels of Practice 

 

 

(1) 1982-1983 

14

15

(2) 1982-1983 

14

16

(3) 1982-1983 

14

17

(4) 1982-1983 

14

18

(5) 1982-1983 

14

19

(6) 1982-1983 

14

20

 1983 

14

21

Applications 1983 

14

22

Committee 1980-1984 

14

23

Job Descriptions n.d. 

14

24

Maintenance Committee Minutes 1983 

14

25

Policies (1) 1983 

14

26

Levels of Practice 1983 

14

27

Projected Numbers 1982 

14

28

Research 1983 

14

29

Revised Material 1984 

14

30

Salaries 1983 

14

31

MSI Study 1981-1982 

14

32

MSI Study (II) 1981 

15

1

MSI Study (III) 1981 

15

2

Nuclear Planning 1982 

15

3

Operational Quality Assurance Committee 1983-1984 

15

4

Partnership in Nursing 1979-1984 

15

5

Partnership in Nursing (1) 1983-1984 

15

6

Partnership in Nursing (2) 1983-1984 

15

7

Partnership in Nursing 1984 

15

8

Professional Quality Assurance Committee 1981-1984 

15

9

Quality Assurance Program 1980-1981 

15

10

Quality Assurance Program Draft 3 1984 

15

11

School of Nursing Project 1976 

15

12

Unification 1980-1982 

15

13

Unification (1) 1979-1980 

15

14

Unification (2) 1979-1980 

15

15

Unification - Early 1979-1982 

15

16

Unification Committee (1) 1980-1981 

15

17

Unification Committee (2) 1980-1981 

15

18

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