Media Toolkit: The Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine – By the Numbers


  • Costing $302 million, the Perelman Center is the largest capital project undertaken in the history of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS).




  • 500,000 square feet



  • When fully operational, 1260 permanently assigned full time employees will work at the Perelman Center.
  • 439 new UPHS employees will be hired by FY 2010 as a result of the Perelman Center.



  • When the Perelman Center is fully operational, there will be an expected 300,000 patient visits each year.



  • The Perelman Center exceeds minimum energy efficiency standards by 15 percent, which will save a projected $350,000 a year on energy costs and keep 3,700 metric tons of carbon dioxide— the amount produced by nearly 700 cars— out of the air.
  • Charging stations for 21electric cars in the underground parking garage stand to remove an additional 36 metric tons of carbon dioxide from the air each year.


Operating Rooms

  • The outpatient surgical pavilion houses eight 600-square-foot, state-of-the-art operating rooms.
  • Eight Mohs micrographic surgical treatment rooms will precisely remove skin cancers while sparing healthy skin.


Patient Treatment Rooms

  • 225 exam rooms are an efficient 110 square feet each
  • 84 private chemotherapy infusion bays
  • 30-40 consultation rooms


Diagnostic Equipment

  • Seven new digital mammography units and threebreast ultrasound units
  • Six new MRIs— five in Radiology, one in Radiation/Oncology
  • Three new CT scanners
  • One new PET scanner in Radiation/Oncology
  • Two new cardiac stress scanners
  • Three new bone density scanners


EMR and patient flow software

  • MedView: aggregates diagnoses, past and future appointments, lab results, radiology and endoscopy reports and images
  • PACS: displays and archives diagnostic images
  • Epic: integrates electronic medical records for outpatient services


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