A member of the PennFIRST construction team wearing a yellow vest and hard hat adds his signature to the final beam before it is placed atop the Pavilion structure.
Since 2016, anticipation has been steadily mounting for the completion of the Pavilion at Penn Medicine. Billed as the most ambitious construction project in the University of Pennsylvania’s history, thousands of words have been penned and hundreds of photos and renderings shared that feature sneak peeks of the state-of-the-art new inpatient care facility.

In October of 2021, the Pavilion will welcome its first patients. They will join the ranks of architects, engineers, physicians, staff, and patient and family advisors that already have shaped and can claim a stake in its future. With a design informed by their insights and built to incorporate changing technologies and evolving care protocols, the Pavilion is poised to serve patients in this community and from around the world for generations.

Now is the time to make your mark in the Pavilion. When you make a naming gift, your name will be displayed in the space of your choosing according to your support. The full range of recognition opportunities touch each pillar of Penn Medicine’s mission: from spacious, comfortable, and private patient rooms that enhance the care experience; to cutting-edge imaging and intervention technologies that advance translational research; and bright and airy lobbies, green spaces, and inter-campus connections that extend the healing landscape throughout Penn’s medical complex.

Sample Named Space Opportunities:

  • Inpatient Care Station
  • Inpatient Room
  • Workforce Renewal Center
  • Operating Room
  • Large Corner Conference Room
  • Interfaith Chapel
Kathy Gallagher, MSN, clinical liaison for the Pavilion, stands with arms folded wearing a yellow vest and hard hat on the roof of HUP with the Pavilion in the background.
“[The Pavilion] will make a difference for patients and families and clinical staff for many years to come. The whole goal of the project is about improving the human experience in health care.” - Kathy Gallagher, MS, BSN, former nurse manager and member of the Pavilion’s design and construction team
Poppy Bass, senior project manager in Penn Medicine IS, looks at an iPad showing patient chart information available in the Pavilion, while standing in a patient room with a large TV screen in the background.
Poppy Bass, senior project manager in Penn Medicine Information Services, demonstrates new technology to help patients stay informed about their care in the Pavilion.
Ursina Teitelbaum, MD, a professor of Hematology/Oncology, and husband Benjamin Abella, MD, a professor of Emergency Medicine, tour the Pavilion’s Emergency Department with Gallagher. They look forward to collaborating on patient care in the new building.
Many patient, clinical, and visitor spaces will have sweeping skyline views.

Pavilion gifts may be divided to support both capital (construction costs) and research or patient care, yet the total value of your gift will be counted toward recognition. And any gift may be fulfilled across one to five years.

Make your mark on Philadelphia’s premier place for healing. To learn more about the Pavilion’s naming opportunities, contact Kathy Rubino at krubino@upenn.edu or 215-200-3735.

“It feels like a gift to be part of building a space of healing not just for you and your family, but for people from all over the world.” - Ethel Hofman, patient family member and Pavilion donor

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