The Pavilion for Advanced Care

image of hospital bedsIn February 2015, Penn Medicine's Level I Trauma Center moved from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to the Pavilion for Advanced Care at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Thoughtfully designed and built to save time, our new 178,000 square-foot, acute care building, the Pavilion for Advanced Care, features the latest technology and 24/7, in-house surgeon coverage. We have the enhanced capacity to house all of our multidisciplinary experts that may need to be pulled in for trauma care.

Our trauma surgical intensive care unit at the Pavilion for Advanced Care was the recipient of the Society of Critical Care Medicine's Design Award. This award recognizes exceptional functionality of ICU design as well as the humanitarian delivery of critical care to our patients. 

The Pavilion for Advanced Care offers:

  • 5 large trauma bays
  • Vital access to the latest medical imaging and diagnostic equipment, including CT scanners, MRI, x-ray and ultrasound.
  • New hybrid operating rooms
  • 60 ICU beds, 20 of which are dedicated to the Trauma Surgical Intensive Care Unit

John P. Pryor Shock Trauma and Resuscitation Unit

John Pryor Shock Trauma Unit In December 2008, Penn Medicine lost a friend and colleague with the passing of John “JP” Pryor, MD. Dr. Pryor gave his life while serving his second tour of duty in Iraq as part of the surgical team with the Army’s 1st Medical Detachment.

Dedicated to his inspiring life and memory, the John P. Pryor Shock Trauma and Resuscitation Unit was established at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in May 2016 dedicated then, but it was established when we moved. Meticulously designed to serve the needs of the severely injured, this state-of-the-art trauma unit features the latest advanced technology, including:

  • A 5-bay resuscitation area with immediate access to critical care rooms.
  • Easily accessible imaging and diagnostic equipment that is steps away or mounted overhead.
  • Immediate access to the trauma bay from ambulance entrance and helipad in an estimated time of 30 seconds. The elevator from the helipad opens directly into the trauma unit. This elevator also provides direct access to the trauma operating room located one floor above the trauma bay.
  • EMS and first responders have a place in the trauma bay to observe what happens to the patient.
  • A unique blood product storage unit to allow immediate access to blood components or products in the trauma bay.

A Step Above Other Level 1 Trauma Centers

image of part of a hospital with equipmentOur Trauma Program offers the most advanced specialty care in the region, resulting in a 97 percent survival rate for our patients—outcomes that exceed the national average. We have an extremely high transfer rate with a large number of transfers coming from other Level 1 and 2 trauma centers. Penn Acute Research Collaboration is an initiative that brings together a comprehensive team of physicians and researchers to help treat the critically ill patients and improve patient care. 

Recipient of the ICU Design Award

In 2015, our Trauma Surgical ICU was the recipient of the Society of Critical Care Medicine Design Citation. The award recognized the combination of functional ICU design with the humanitarian delivery of critical care.

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