Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania was recently named in the US News & World Report as “Best Hospital Honor Roll”
Some doors close while others open. As most of you Philadelphians have already heard, Hahnemann Hospital recently discharged their last inpatient, and is planning on closing their doors this September after 135 years! While Penn- medicine, recently named one of the best hospitals according to the US News & World Report, is in the process of building “The Pavilion”. The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian was the lone Philadelphia medical center to make the U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospital Honor Roll” released today. “HUP-Penn Presbyterian, which is actually two West
Philadelphia hospitals that are part of Penn Medicine and operate under the same license, ranked 18th on the U.S. News list of what is determined to be the country’s 20 top hospitals. In the Philadelphia metropolitan area, HUP-Penn Presbyterian ranked first followed by Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, which took second place, and Delaware-based Christiana Care Health System, which came in third. Tied for fourth were Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia and Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood. ” – John George, Senior Reporter, Philadelphia Business Journal. The full rankings are available here
The Pavilion will house 500 private patient rooms and 47 operating rooms, inpatient care for the Abramson Cancer Center, heart and vascular medicine and surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, and new emergency department. It will the largest capital project in Penn’s history and will be one of the nation’s largest Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) healthcare projects. The IPD team, collectively name PennFIRST, includes Penn-Medicine, Foster + Partners, HDR, BR + A, LF Driscoll, Balfour Beatty, & Southland Industries.
“The new hospital is innovative in program, design and delivery method: Penn Medicine’s goal is to build a hospital that will allow them to deliver the very best care the 21st century can offer patients while also ‘future-proofing’ it to ensure that they can quickly and seamlessly adapt to help their patients in the coming decades. The hospital’s design includes an adaptable room concept in which a patient room can flex between an intensive care unit set-up, if needed, and a standard room for recovery or as needs change in future years. Telemedicine functionality will allow for remote monitoring and consultations, and in-room technology will link patients to their friends and families at all times. An eco-friendly construction, design and operations plan includes the pursuit of LEED certification, the re-use of water, 100% outside air, and a park-like, outdoor green space” – Structure Tone