After two years of construction andanticipation, Penn Medicine Washington Square (PMWS) is officially open! The153,000 square foot modern facility at 800 Walnut Street now serves as themajor hub of outpatient care for PAH. It features leading-edgetelecommunication and clinical information systems to provide patients with themost advanced level of collaborative and interdisciplinary care.
“Penn Medicine Washington Square is part ofthe Hospital’s $61 million facilities master plan which includes the expansion ofprivate rooms for our patients,” said R. Michael Buckley, MD,executive director of Pennsylvania Hospital. “It’s imperative that we stay atthe forefront of medical technology to best meet the current and future healthcare needs of our patients, and to give our providers the environment and toolsthey need to deliver that care.”
More than 100 providers from across awide range of services – including cardiology, concierge medicine,otorhinolaryngology, primary care, surgery and women’s health – are nowavailable in one location along with patient pre-admission testing and phlebotomyservices. The 12-floor facility is also built atop an existing parking garage,offering added convenience for patients.
Here’s a complete breakdown ofdepartmental, division, and practice moves to PMWS:
- Penn Health for Women – including Penn Fertility Care,Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, and Urogynecology – relocated from 7 Spruceto PMWS, 10th Floor.
- Spruce Internal Medicine (formerly SpruceInternal Medicine Associates) relocated from the Curtis Center to PMWS, 16th Floor.
- Delancey Internal Medicine (formerly DelanceyMedical Associates) relocated from the Carriage House to PMWS, 17th Floor.
- Providersfrom the Zubrow, Kershbaum, Cohen practice joined the providers ofSpruce Internal Medicine and Delancey Internal Medicine on the 16th and 17th Floorsof PMWS, respectively.
- Penn Personalized Care – Gary W. Dorshimer, MD, relocated from theCarriage House to PMWS, 17thFloor.
- Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and NeckSurgeryrelocated from 811 Spruce Street to PMWS,18th Floor.
- Department of Surgery relocated from various locations to PMWS, 19th and 20thfloors:
- TheDivision of Urology relocated from 299 South 8th Street to PMWS, 19th Floor.
- TheDivisions of Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery relocatedfrom the Garfield Duncan Building to PMWS,19th Floor.
- TheDivisions of Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, GISurgery, and Surgical Oncology relocated from the Garfield DuncanBuilding to PMWS, 20th Floor.
- Penn Maternal Fetal Medicine relocated from the 8thand 9th Floors of the Spruce Building to PMWS, 11th Floor.
- Penn Care for Women relocated from the Curtis Center,Suite 220 East, 601 Walnut Street, to PMWS,12th Floor.
- Penn EndocrineAssociatesrelocated from the Basement Level of the Pine Building to PMWS, 14th Floor.
- Penn Ob/Gyn &Midwifery Care relocatedfrom the Curtis Center, Suite 925 East, 601 Walnut Street, to PMWS, 14th Floor.
- Penn Care Ob/Gyn relocated from 301Duncan Building, Suite 3D/D to PMWS, 15th Floor.
Pre-Admission Testing (PAT) and OutpatientLaboratory services are available on the 8th floor of Penn Medicine WashingtonSquare.
Pre-AdmissionTesting (PAT) isopen daily, Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 5:30 pm.
TheOutpatient Laboratory for phlebotomy and sample drop off services, isopen:
- Mondays – 8 am to5:30 pm
- Tuesdays – 7 am to5:30 pm
- Wednesdays – 8 am to7 pm
- Thursdays – 8 am to5:30 pm
- Fridays – 8 am to5:30 pm
Thebuilding was designed around creating a better patient experience. For example,all of the waiting rooms are on the north side of the building, with a glassexterior that allows for sunlight. The exam rooms are placed toward the centerof the building and there are now more consultation rooms available forphysicians to talk to patients and their families.
“It’sa very patient friendly, environmentally friendly and tech friendly environmentand it’s a great space for providers and patients and families,” said Daniel Feinberg, MD, chief medicalofficer at Pennsylvania Hospital.“So far, the feedback has been very positive across the board.”
A patient room at PMWS
The new outpatient building is alsoa green urban redevelopment site. The building features: energy efficientheating and cooling systems; optimized day lighting, increased wireless access;paper, metal and plastics recycling; maximized water efficiency systems inrestrooms; and storm water retention through a “green roof” terrace.
- You must now dial thefull ten-digit number to place a call to PMWS.
- PMWS Security Command Center can be reached at: (215) 454-3690.
- This and otherinformation about the operations of Penn Medicine Washington Square can befound online at http://uphsxnet.uphs.upenn.edu/pahhome/pmws.
Inside the PMWS lobby