New Facilities Planned for Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center proudly announces the plans for two new buildings on the hospital's campus: Penn Medicine University City and the Pavilion for Advanced Care. Construction began in September 2012 on Penn Medicine University City and will be complete by August 2014.
Penn Medicine University City
Penn Medicine University City is a modern 13-story tower located at 3737 Market Street to provide patients seamless, integrated care, for same-day specialty consultations, testing and treatment options. This building will add more than 150,000 square feet of physician practices, testing and surgical space to the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center campus. It will contain nearly 110 exam rooms, six outpatient operating rooms, and an outpatient medical imaging and diagnostic testing center. Penn Medicine University City will also house the multidisciplinary Penn Musculoskeletal Center, the first of its kind in Philadelphia. The Penn Musculoskeletal Center will transform the already exceptional care offered by Penn Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine, Musculoskeletal Radiology and Good Shepherd Penn Partners (GSPP).
The Pavilion for Advanced Care, scheduled to open in early 2015, will also expand and enhance the services offered by Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. The new acute care building will feature overall upgrades and enhanced capacity for emergency, surgical, trauma and critical care patients at PPMC and will be home to the Penn Level 1 Trauma Center beginning February 4, 2015. This will be coupled with an expansion of the PennStar flight program with an additional helipad ensuring rapid access to state-of-the-art resources for all critically ill patients. The project also includes an expansion of the Cupp Pavilion building at the corner of 38th Street and Powelton Avenue as well as several significant renovations within Cupp itself.
Renovations will upgrade the capacity and efficiency of the emergency and radiology departments. In addition to added emergency bay capacity, a new state-of-the art trauma resuscitation area will be dedicated to the evaluation and stabilization of critically injured patients. The project will also facilitate improvements in centralized patient flow and newly designed treatment spaces for the Radiology and Preoperative Services areas.
Finally, a new concourse will be created which will extend from the main lobby in Myrin Circle through the heart of the hospital, terminating at 38th Street. The concourse will provide a location for family, patients, and staff to gather and provide an exceptional thoroughfare for way finding. Additionally, the exterior of the PPMC campus will feature a landscaped green space in the 38th Street courtyard to provide an additional aesthetic element to the PPMC campus and the surrounding community.
The hospital has grown tremendously since its opening more than a century ago. This multi-year project will provide the PPMC campus with the facilities and clinical programs to better serve Philadelphia and adjoining communities as a tertiary center, while significantly increasing Penn Medicine's overall capacity.