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Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, October 1, 2009

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In 1751, Dr. Thomas Bond and Benjamin Franklin founded the first hospital of the 13 colonies. At that time, Philadelphia was the fastest growing city, boasting a population in 1730 of 11,500 that grew to 15,000 in 1750. The mission of Pennsylvania Hospital, as it was then known, was “to care for the sick, the poor, and the insane who were wandering the streets of Philadelphia.”

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