Mission & History

Our History

Samaritan Hospital 1892

On January 18, 1892 a three-story house at 3403 North Broad Street was purchased and re-named Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Russell Conwell was appointed president of the 20-bed hospital, which was designed to provide free care for those unable to afford payment, regardless of race, nationality or creed.

Our Mission, Vision and Values

Temple University Health System Mission (Why We Exist)
Our mission is to provide access to the highest quality of health care in both the community and academic settings.

Temple University Hospital, Inc., Mission Temple University Hospital
In furtherance of the System Mission, the mission of Temple University Hospital is to support Temple University and its Health Sciences Center academic programs by providing the clinical environment and service to support the highest quality teaching and training programs for health care students and professionals, and to support the highest quality research programs.

System Vision (How We Achieve Our Mission)
Our vision is to become the premier health system and the employer of choice in the Philadelphia region.

System Values (Our Conduct in Achieving Our Mission and Vision)

  • Respect
  • Service
  • Quality