Penn Medicine recently announced plans to build an advanced care hospital pavilion at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center that will enable it to become a level I regional resource trauma center.
With the completion of the expansion project, slated for January 2015, the trauma center at Penn Medicine will transfer from its current base of operations at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.
The new 178,000-square-foot advanced care pavilion building will feature upgrades and enhanced capacity for emergency, surgical, trauma and critical care patients. A second helipad will help ensure rapid access to trauma resources.
The project also includes an expansion and significant renovations to the current structure. Renovations will upgrade the capacity and efficiency of the emergency and radiology departments. The exterior of the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center campus will also be developed to feature a landscaped green space in the 38th Street courtyard.