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Healthcare isn't the only thing provided at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. History is also available in large doses throughout the campus.
Known as the nation's first hospital, it was built more than two decades before the American Revolution. It still incorporates the original buildings in daily operations, although facilities have been expanded, renovated and modernized many times over since the hospital opened. The hospital is home to the Health Care Hall of Fame.
Among the many art treasures adorning the hospital's halls is “Christ Healing the Sick in the Temple,” a famous painting by Benjamin West, along with portraits of hospital and healthcare pioneers of the 18th-century era and beyond. They include Dr. Benjamin Rush, a political activist leading up to the American Revolution whose signature is on the Declaration of Independence, and Dr. Philip Syng Physick, known as the father of American surgery.
Holding a prominent place on the hospital's main floor is the gallery of the Health Care Hall of Fame, sponsored by Modern Healthcare, on display since the first honorees were inducted in 1988.