PHILADELPHIA – Leadership from Penn Medicine and Princess Grace Hospital of Monaco (CHPG), in the company of His Serene Highness Albert II, Prince of Monaco – whose mother, the late Princess Grace of Monaco was one of Philadelphia’s most beloved citizens – today announced a new strategic alliance that will provide Monegasque citizens, residents and the international community customized access to Penn’s leading physicians and facilities. The new venture, Grace-Penn Medicine Concierge Service, allows patients in Monaco and throughout the world to have access to the most innovative new treatments in medicine.

“We are honored to expand our relationship with Princess Grace Hospital of Monaco and to provide access to our full spectrum of medical care and prevention to this international community,” said J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD, executive vice president of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and dean of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. “This expanded relationship not only benefits patients by providing unprecedented access to leading-edge specialized care, but also provides a forum for the direct exchange of innovative research ideas and collaborative opportunities across both institutions.”

In 2013, Penn Medicine hosted His Serene Highness during an event to celebrate collaboration on educational initiatives and clinical protocols in cardiovascular medicine and oncology. With the formation of Grace-Penn Medicine Concierge Services, the institutions will expand the alliance across the full spectrum of medical care.
The only public hospital in the Principality of Monaco, Princess Grace Hospital addresses health and social concerns and ensures patient safety and confidence by offering high-quality treatment, personalized care and hotel services. Since opening in 1902, the hospital has developed in line with advances in medicine and hospital techniques. Today, it is regarded as a world leader in the treatment of Arrhythmia and Atrial Fibrillation.

“The framework of this expanded relationship will further facilitate our two institutions’ efforts in exploring global medicine opportunities, and importantly, will facilitate access of the international community to the remarkable medical advances that are in daily practice at Penn Medicine,” said Glen Gaulton, PhD, vice dean and director of the Center for Global Health at the Perelman School of Medicine. “In our ever-growing global community, opportunities for health care innovation and advanced treatments are now possible for all patients through ventures like the Grace-Penn Medicine Concierge Service."

“The combined strengths of our institutions are of significant importance to the citizens and residents of Monaco,” said Jack Ende, MD, assistant vice president of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, and assistant dean of the Perelman School of Medicine. “Advancing this new venture is a further step in Penn Medicine and Princess Grace Hospital’s commitment to delivering the highest quality care and personalized treatments.”

Penn Medicine is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $5.3 billion enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 18 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $373 million awarded in the 2015 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center -- which are recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report -- Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital -- the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Chestnut Hill Hospital and Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2015, Penn Medicine provided $253.3 million to benefit our community.

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