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The Future of Medicine Is Now: Penn Medicine Pavilion Opens to Patients

Marking a historic milestone for Philadelphia and beyond, Penn Medicine officially opened the doors of its 1.5 million-square-foot future-ready Pavilion on Saturday, as clinical staff transported 310 patients from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) into the new facility.


"That Building Has a Soul": Penn Medicine’s New Pavilion Opens Its Doors

With advanced technology, reimagined care options, and a focus on hospitality and sustainability, the Pavilion is a major expansion for HUP, positioning the entire hospital to represent the next generation of advances in patient care.


Minimizing Disruption, Maximizing Sleep in the Hospital

If you have ever been to a hospital, either as a patient or a caregiver, you know how hard it can be to get a good night’s sleep. The beeps, chatter, code alarms, and clatter that go along with hospital care can be omnipresent, even after sundown.

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Brain Powered: How Neuroscience Research at Penn Medicine’s Pavilion Will Forge New Discoveries

Advanced treatment for epilepsy can offer a unique look at the human mind from inside. By bringing clinical care and neuroscience research closer together, Penn Medicine’s newest inpatient facility, the Pavilion at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, will help to forge fundamental neuroscience discoveries and new neurotechnologies faster and better than ever.

Additional News Releases & Blogs

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    Marriage in Medicine: Working Closer Together at HUP East

    February 12, 2021
    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.
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    Penn Medicine Partners with Renowned Artist Maya Lin for Pavilion Art Installation Ahead of 2021 Opening of Hospital on Penn’s West Philadelphia Campus

    January 27, 2021
    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.
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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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    Development Matters | Building a Foundation for Greatness: Donors Helping Power the Pavilion

    August 26, 2020
    As construction on the Pavilion continues, some thoughtful philanthropic partnerships are helping to make this architectural marvel a reality.
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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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    Pavilion Powers Ahead to Combat COVID-19

    March 26, 2020
    As much of the region falls quiet, construction crews are on job around the clock at the Pavilion, the new hospital on the campus of the HUP, to expedite the completion of 120 patient rooms by mid-April — 15 months ahead of the facility’s planned opening.
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    Architects of Innovation

    March 04, 2020
    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.
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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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    That’s A Wrap!

    November 05, 2019
    Travelers driving through University City on the Schuylkill will soon notice something new about the latest addition to Philadelphia’s skyline – the exterior wrapping on Penn Medicine’s new patient care pavilion will be complete!
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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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