Penn Medicine announced today plans to begin the second part of an expansion project that will transform and modernize the advanced care services provided at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC) campus. In addition to the recently announced Penn Center for Specialty Care, the new Advanced Care Hospital Pavilion will provide the infrastructure and programmatic support needed for PPMC to become Penn Medicine's 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 (HUP) to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.
"This project will provide the PPMC campus with the facilities and clinical programs to better serve Philadelphia and adjoining communities as a tertiary center while significantly increasing Penn Medicine's overall care capacity," said Michele Volpe, CEO, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. "We look forward to partnering with local community groups and are thrilled to have the enthusiastic support of everyone involved. Working together to accommodate construction and relocation of programs will help us to create a seamless transition while maintaining the highest standards of patient care for which we are known."