Penn Medicine Pavilion Offers a New Level of Care for Philadelphia-Area Patients

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At the end of October 2021, Penn Medicine opened the doors to its 1.5-million-square-foot future-ready pavilion. The 17-story building on Penn Medicine’s West Philadelphia campus houses 504 private patient rooms and 47 operating rooms. The pavilion will play host to the latest inpatient care for cardiology, cardiac surgery, medical and surgical oncology, neurology and neurosurgery, and transplant surgery. It will also be the site for Penn Medicine’s new emergency department.

Kevin Mahoney, CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System said, “It’s a thrilling time to be part of Penn and our broader Philadelphia community, and we are truly honored to be part of such a dramatic and positive change, as we celebrate the opening of the Pavilion. This new building now stands as a testament to Penn’s mission to serving humanity — from West Philadelphia to the East Coast, and beyond. The team who designed, built, and now cares for patients in the Pavilion has shown us what the future of medicine looks like and ensured that Penn will be the epicenter of the very best care for generations to come.”

The $1.6 billion facility is the result of years of planning and construction. The Penn Medicine Pavilion is the largest capital project in the University of Pennsylvania’s history, the largest hospital project in the Philadelphia region, and one of the largest in the United States.

Design and planning for the Pavilion was orchestrated by PennFIRST, an integrated project delivery team comprised of Penn Medicine employees, health care design firm HDR, architect Foster + Partners, engineering firm BR + A, and construction managers L.F. Driscoll and Balfour Beatty, among others.

Penn President Amy Gutmann and HUP (Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania) CEO Regina Cunningham, PhD, RN were both in attendance at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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