Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Announcements for Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

New Facilities at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center is pleased to announce two new buildings on the hospital's campus: Penn Medicine University City and the Pavilion for Advanced Care. We are also excited to inform you about the concourse in the works.

Penn Medicine University City

Opened in August 2014, Penn Medicine University City is a modern 13-story tower located at 3737 Market Street. The building adds more than 150,000 square feet of physician practices, testing and surgical space to the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center campus, in an effort to efficiently provide patients seamless, integrated care, for same-day specialty consultations, testing and treatment options. It contains nearly 110 exam rooms, six outpatient operating rooms, and an outpatient medical imaging and diagnostic testing center.

Penn Medicine University City houses the multidisciplinary Penn Musculoskeletal Center, the first of its kind in Philadelphia. The Penn Musculoskeletal Center transforms 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

The Pavilion for Advanced Care, which opened in January 2015, expands and enhances the services offered by Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC). The new acute care building features overall upgrades and enhanced capacity for emergency, surgical, trauma and critical care patients at PPMC.

On February 4, 2015, Penn's Level 1 Trauma Center moved from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to the Pavilion for Advanced Care at PPMC. The move was coupled with an expansion of the PennSTAR flight program. With an additional helipad, critically ill patients are ensured rapid access to state-of-the-art resources. 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.

The renovations that have been made upgrade the capacity and efficiency of the emergency and radiology departments. In addition to added emergency bay capacity, there is a new state-of-the art trauma resuscitation area dedicated to the evaluation and stabilization of critically injured patients. We have also improved centralized patient flow and newly designed treatment spaces for the Radiology and Preoperative Services areas.

New Concourse

We are in the process of creating a new concourse that will extend from the main lobby in Myrin Circle through the heart of the hospital, ending at 38th Street. The concourse will provide a location for family, patients and staff to gather and more quickly and easily navigate the campus. Additionally, the exterior of the PPMC campus will feature a landscaped green space in the 38th Street courtyard to provide an 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 has provided 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.