Media Toolkit: The Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

PENN Medicine Patients, Community Gather to Dedicate Philadelphia’s Newest Landmark in Patient Care

$302-Million Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine to Serve as National Model for Health Care Delivery

PHILADELPHIA –  The October 2 dedication of Penn’s $302-million Ruth and Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine marks the opening of the Philadelphia region’s leading multidisciplinary outpatient care facility. The new building will provide state-of-the-art diagnostic services and care for patients with cancer, heart, vascular and lung and digestive diseases and other conditions.

The five-story Center provides world-class medical care that brings together expert physicians and the latest in treatment techniques and technologies in one convenient, comfortable setting.

The Perelman Center also represents a move toward eco-sensitive construction among hospitals through its use of “green” building materials that will help conserve energy and save $350,000 a year on power costs. The Center is the largest capital project ever for the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Health System.

WHERE

Ruth and Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard (adjacent to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania)
Philadelphia, PA 19104

WHEN

October 2, 2008, 5:30 PM

6:30 PM to 7:15 PM

Dedication remarks (a mult box will be available to broadcast media)

WHO

Interviews will be available with:

  • Perelman Center patients
  • Arthur H. Rubenstein, MBBCh, Dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Ralph W. Muller, CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Amy Gutmann, PhD, President of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Raymond Perelman, President and Chairman of the Board of RGP Holdings
  • Noted Penn Medicine physicians and scientists

Media Contacts

 

Holly Auer

Kim Guenther

 

215-349-5659 (office)
215-200-2313 (mobile)
holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu

 

215-662-6183 (office)
215-200-2312 (mobile)
kim.guenther@uphs.upenn.edu

 

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