Patient Care on the Precipice of Transformation at Penn Medicine’s New Pavilion –

Posted: October 17, 2021 at 5:15 pm

PHILADELPHIAReferred to as a Beacon of Hope, Penn Medicines new Pavilion, one of the largest hospital projects underway in the United States, opens to staff, patients, and visitors this month.

The 17-story bronze-colored building rises on Penn Medicines West Philadelphia campus, housing 504 private patient rooms and 47 operating rooms, as an expanded footprint of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). The $1.6 billion facility is poised to serve as the launch pad for Penn Medicines next generation of pioneering advances in patient care.

From the design and construction process to staff training, this state-of-the-art hospital has been home to a variety of innovative approaches that are mapping the future of healthcare. Highlights include:

The uncertainties experienced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic have emphasized the need for designing a hospital that could adapt with rapidly changing science, medicine, and patient care. The Pavilion not only has enhanced infection control capabilities, but it was designed to help accelerate bench-to-bedside research, and it incorporates state-of-the-art technologies for caregivers, such as rooms with telemedicine functionality to allow for remote monitoring and consultations.

In the center of a vibrant clinical and research campus, the Pavilion is a centerpiece of Penn Medicines world-class expertise in bold approaches to treating diseases of all kinds, from cell and gene therapies to specialized cardiac surgeries.

The Pavilion is designed to transform the patient and family experiencetheir experience starts with a reassuring welcome in the lobby, and extends through comfortable wards, private rooms, and spaces for caregivers.

While the Pavilion is a place that promotes healing through patient care, it also creates a restorative environment by providing calming art and nutritious food for patients, visitors, and staff.

Ten thousand employees completed training before the Pavilion opens its doors for patients. This comprehensive training program is built on years of employee feedback, testing, and participation.

Sustainability has been a key aspect of the Pavilions construction and design from the beginning, making it on track toward receiving a Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Gold Certificationa globally recognized symbol that promotes achievement in sustainable design and construction.

Penn Medicineis one of the worlds leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of theRaymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nations first medical school) and theUniversity of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $8.9 billion enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top medical schools in the United States for more than 20 years, according toU.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 $496 million awarded in the 2020 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health Systems patient care facilities include: the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Centerwhich are recognized as one of the nations top Honor Roll hospitals byU.S. News & World ReportChester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Medicine Princeton Health; and Pennsylvania Hospital, the nations first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional facilities and enterprises include Good Shepherd Penn Partners, Penn Medicine at Home, Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital, and Princeton House Behavioral Health, among others.

Penn Medicine is powered by a talented and dedicated workforce of more than 44,000 people. The organization also has alliances with top community health systems across both Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, creating more options for patients no matter where they live.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2020, Penn Medicine provided more than $563 million to benefit our community.

Patient Care on the Precipice of Transformation at Penn Medicine's New Pavilion -

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