More than a New Hospital

The Pavilion at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania represents the latest piece in decades of investment in a connected medical campus.


Penn Medicine Partners with Renowned Artist Maya Lin for Pavilion Art Installation Ahead of 2021 Opening of Hospital on Penn’s West Philadelphia Campus

Penn Medicine’s Pavilion, one of the largest hospital projects underway in the United States and the largest capital project in the University of Pennsylvania’s history, will feature an art installation by renowned artist and designer Maya Lin.


Marriage in Medicine: Working Closer Together at HUP East

For one of the many talented couples on the Penn Medicine team, preparing to “move in” to the Pavilion—also known as HUP East — is a family affair and an exciting new chapter for professional collaboration. The holiday of hearts and flowers gave us an opportunity to check in with them about what lies ahead for this milestone moment at Penn Medicine.


Architects of Innovation

The Pavilion at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is rising as a towering example of the value of behavioral research in health-care building design.

Additional News Releases & Blogs

  • The Careboard, a screen located on the wall in all patient rooms in the Pavilion, will focus on information most important to patients.

    Goodbye, Whiteboard! New Room Technology Makes a Unique and Empowered Patient Experience at the Pavilion

    June 01, 2021
    Whiteboards will be a thing of the past in the Pavilion’s patient rooms! Patients will automatically know who’s in their rooms, what their day’s schedule looks like and so much more at a single glance!
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    Making Connections to HUP East

    November 03, 2020
    Now that the external construction on HUP East (the Pavilion) has been completed for a number of months — and work inside the facility continues — the next stage is starting to take shape: erecting the four bridges that will connect it to its surrounding facilities.
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    Getting the Right Patients to the Right Place

    April 02, 2020
    HUP CEO Regina Cunningham, PhD, RN, sees the opening of the Pavilion as a “great opportunity to think differently about how we deliver care, to not stay wedded to how things are always done but rather to drive positive changes.”
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    Ask Kevin Mahoney @ Penn Medicine — Your Questions to the UPHS CEO Answered

    January 20, 2020
    Patient care and the experiences of patients, families, and staff are top of mind as we work toward opening the Pavilion in 2021. Everyone from doctors and nurses to environmental services, pharmacy and nutrition staff have participated in simulations and been able to provide feedback on our early designs.
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    It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Bathroom?

    August 01, 2019
    A bathroom is probably the last thing you’d expect to be descending from on high but if you happen to look up at the top of the Pavilion one evening, you might just see one floating down.
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    Re-Imagining How HUP Delivers Care

    July 31, 2019
    As construction continues on the Pavilion — Penn Medicine’s new $1.5 billion inpatient facility — transformative changes at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) are in the works, too.
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    Making History

    June 04, 2019
    At the Pavilion’s official beam signing, hundreds of employees — including members of HUP’s senior leadership team— added their names and messages.
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    News from the Pavilion: Beneath the Surface

    December 27, 2018
    While the Pavilion is rising high above city streets, a small but important part of it is under construction beneath them: a tunnel connecting the Pavilion to HUP.
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    Turning Clinical Knowledge and Experience into Design

    April 27, 2018
    When Lynn Schuchter, MD, chief of Hematology and Oncology, entered the 30,000-square foot mockup of an inpatient floor for the forthcoming Pavilion – Penn Medicine’s new hospital under construction across the street from HUP – she was shocked by its size.
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    Did You Know…

    November 27, 2017
    The first steel girders are in place for the Pavilion, Penn Medicine’s $1.5 billion new patient tower, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
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