Square Footage: 180,000
Actual Cost: $144 Million
Completion Date: 2015

The Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC), which is part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS), had not undertaken a significant new construction project in at least 25 years. The existing ambulatory and acute care interiors had become outdated, the circulation systems needed clarifying, and upgrades to the patient and family experience were necessary. UPHS—which includes the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Pennsylvania Hospital, in addition to PPMC—mandated the move of its trauma operations from HUP to PPMC, and that provided the impetus for both renovation and new construction.

EwingCole planned and designed PPMC’s expansion, which includes a new six-story, $144 million, 180,000 SF advanced care pavilion. The Level 1 trauma center has treatment areas for the critically injured on the ground floor as well as 60 inpatient critical care beds on upper floors. The building unites medical and surgical specialists with new technologies to provide better value for patients and families.