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History

Aria Health was founded in 1903 by Dr. Joseph Ball, a Northeast Philadelphia physician who sought to build a high quality community hospital to serve as an alternative to the overcrowded Center City hospitals of that time. For more than a century, Aria has continued to expand upon Dr. Ball’s vision, introducing new services and locations to better meet the health needs of its expanding communities. As the Hospital’s service area grew and flourished, Aria responded by opening a second site in 1977. Almost immediately, Aria Health – Torresdale was operating at full capacity, meeting the healthcare needs of families from the Far Northeast and Lower Bucks County. When many families Aria Health had been serving for generations began relocating to Bucks County in the 1980s and 1990s, the Hospital again sought better ways to serve them. In March 1999, Aria acquired Delaware Valley Medical Center and turned it into its third inpatient site – Aria Health – Bucks County.

Today, Aria is the leading, largest healthcare provider in Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County, serving a 29-zip code area from Bridesburg to Newtown, Bucks County, reaching a combined population of nearly 900,000. With three modern inpatient facilities and five outpatient sites, Aria has grown far beyond a “community” hospital. Instead, it provides superior advanced medical care in a setting that is an alternative to the academic medical centers. With three emergency rooms serving Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County, Aria has 117,000 visits on an annual basis. Aria offers a wide range of clinical services including Emergency and Trauma Care, General and Invasive Cardiology, Oncology, Orthopedics, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Women’s Health. Clinical programs are distinguished by the integration and coordination of care within and across campuses, offering quality care at a cost that is lower than hospitals with a similar mix of services.

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