About NewCourtland Senior Services

A History of Commitment

Explore NewCourtland Senior Services’ rich history of service and commitment from the very beginning using our timeline below.

A Vision for Tomorrow

2017 & Beyond

  • NewCourtland Senior Services adapts to serve the dramatic increase in the nation’s older adult population.
  • Expands into home and community-based services developing a variety of affordable housing options for seniors.
  • Develops complementary programming to support seniors as they age.
  • Promotes safe, independent living with dedicated senior centers and initiates NewCourtland LIFE, a program of all-inclusive care.
  • Initiates programs to grow a highly trained workforce to care for the growing senior population.
    • Employee PRIDE program: to Provide Respect, Incentives, career Development and Education for those employed in NewCourtland’s Network and beyond.
    • Ladder of Opportunity
  • Focus on Defining the Future of Senior Services.
21st Century

2000s & 2010s

  • By 2011 New Courtland Senior Services established a network of nursing homes.
  • Employing more than 2,000 people serving nearly 1,500 seniors.
  • Nationally recognized for clinical excellence, nurturing environment and innovative programs, such as Comfort & Joy™ and the Ladder of Opportunity.
A New Era

Mid 1990s

  • July 1, 1995, Presbyterian Hospital becomes part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
  • Focus shifts to those living in nursing homes throughout Philadelphia.
  • NewCourtland Senior Services takes up the fight to deliver better care of those living in nursing homes.
Renewed Commitment

1980s & 1990s

  • Presbyterian Hospital enjoys great prominence in Philadelphia as a care center and community hospital.
Renewed Commitment

1950s

  • 1952, Trustees vote to remain in West Philadelphia to provide care for that community
Beginnings

1800s

  • September 21, 1862, Courtland Saunders is shot and killed during the Battle of Antietam.
  • In his memory, his father, the Reverend Dr. Ephraim Saunders dedicated land at 39th & Market Streets in Philadelphia to establish Presbyterian Hospital.
  • 1871, the purpose of Presbyterian Hospital declared: “To provide medical and surgical aid and nursing for the sick and disabled, either in the wards of the hospital of in their homes.”
Beginnings

1800s

  • September 21, 1862, Courtland Saunders is shot and killed during the Battle of Antietam.
  • In his memory, his father, the Reverend Dr. Ephraim Saunders dedicated land at 39th & Market Streets in Philadelphia to establish Presbyterian Hospital.
  • 1871, the purpose of Presbyterian Hospital declared: “To provide medical and surgical aid and nursing for the sick and disabled, either in the wards of the hospital of in their homes.”
Renewed Commitment

1950s

  • 1952, Trustees vote to remain in West Philadelphia to provide care for that community
Renewed Commitment

1980s & 1990s

  • Presbyterian Hospital enjoys great prominence in Philadelphia as a care center and community hospital.
A New Era

Mid 1990s

  • July 1, 1995, Presbyterian Hospital becomes part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
  • Focus shifts to those living in nursing homes throughout Philadelphia.
  • NewCourtland Senior Services takes up the fight to deliver better care of those living in nursing homes.
21st Century

2000s & 2010s

  • By 2011 New Courtland Senior Services established a network of nursing homes.
  • Employing more than 2,000 people serving nearly 1,500 seniors.
  • Nationally recognized for clinical excellence, nurturing environment and innovative programs, such as Comfort & Joy™ and the Ladder of Opportunity.
A Vision for Tomorrow

2017 & Beyond

  • NewCourtland Senior Services adapts to serve the dramatic increase in the nation’s older adult population.
  • Expands into home and community-based services developing a variety of affordable housing options for seniors.
  • Develops complementary programming to support seniors as they age.
  • Promotes safe, independent living with dedicated senior centers and initiates NewCourtland LIFE, a program of all-inclusive care.
  • Initiates programs to grow a highly trained workforce to care for the growing senior population.
    • Employee PRIDE program: to Provide Respect, Incentives, career Development and Education for those employed in NewCourtland’s Network and beyond.
    • Ladder of Opportunity
  • Focus on Defining the Future of Senior Services.
NewCourtland TouchStones

Click here to view our TouchStones interactive microsite. You’ll see NewCourtland Senior Services long commitment to “going where the need is.” View major events and extraordinary accomplishments from 1995 to now.

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