• September 25, 2012
  • Groundbreaking Celebration for Penn Center for Specialty Care at 3737 Market Street

WHAT:
Penn Medicine and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, in partnership with The University City Science Center and Wexford Science & Technology, are set to break ground on a new 11-story tower at 3737 Market Street on The Science Center’s Campus in West Philadelphia. Penn Presbyterian Medical Center will be the anchor tenant.

The Penn Center for Specialty Care will serve to revitalize the 38th Street community, while simultaneously expanding Penn Presbyterian Medical Center’s services by adding more than 150,000 square feet of outpatient and surgical care space, including the multidisciplinary Penn Musculoskeletal Institute.

The modern, welcoming, and comfortable building will house nearly 110 exam rooms, six outpatient operating rooms, and an outpatient radiology center.

WHEN:
Thursday, September 27
5:30pm - 7:00pm

WHERE:
PENN PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL CENTER
51 North 39th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

WHO:
The event will be attended by members of the University of Pennsylvania Health System’s senior leadership team, PPMC faculty and staff, donors and sponsors. The evening will feature remarks by:

  • Ralph W. Muller
    Chief Executive Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Michele M. Volpe
    CEO and Executive Director, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
  • James R. Beren
    Chairman, Wexford Science & Technology, LLC
  • Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D., M.B.A.
    President and Chief Executive Officer, University City Science Center
  • Alan Greenberger
    Deputy Mayor for Economic Development
  • Jannie L. Blackwell
    City Councilwoman

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Penn Medicine is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $4.3 billion enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 17 years, according to U.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 $392 million awarded in the 2013 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania -- recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report; Penn Presbyterian Medical Center; Chester County Hospital; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital -- the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Chestnut Hill Hospital and Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2013, Penn Medicine provided $814 million to benefit our community.

 

 

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