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PAH Celebrates Grand Opening of New Outpatient Facility, Penn Medicine Washington Square

PMWS-signAfter two years of construction and anticipation, Penn Medicine Washington Square (PMWS) is officially open! The 153,000 square foot modern facility at 800 Walnut Street now serves as the major hub of outpatient care for PAH. It features leading-edge telecommunication and clinical information systems to provide patients with the most advanced level of collaborative and interdisciplinary care.

“Penn Medicine Washington Square is part of the Hospital’s $61 million facilities master plan which includes the expansion of private rooms for our patients,” said R. Michael Buckley, MD, executive director of Pennsylvania Hospital. “It’s imperative that we stay at the forefront of medical technology to best meet the current and future health care needs of our patients, and to give our providers the environment and tools they need to deliver that care.”

PMWS-entranceMore than 100 providers from across a wide range of services – including cardiology, concierge medicine, otorhinolaryngology, primary care, surgery and women’s health – are now available in one location along with patient pre-admission testing and phlebotomy services. The 12-floor facility is also built atop an existing parking garage, offering added convenience for patients.

Here’s a complete breakdown of departmental, division, and practice moves to PMWS:

  • Penn Health for Women – including Penn Fertility Care, Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, and Urogynecology – relocated from 7 Spruce to PMWS, 10th Floor.
  • Spruce Internal Medicine (formerly Spruce Internal Medicine Associates) relocated from the Curtis Center to PMWS, 16th Floor.
  • Delancey Internal Medicine (formerly Delancey Medical Associates) relocated from the Carriage House to PMWS, 17th Floor.
  • Providers from the Zubrow, Kershbaum, Cohen practice joined the providers of Spruce Internal Medicine and Delancey Internal Medicine on the 16th and 17th Floors of PMWS, respectively.
  • Penn Personalized Care – Gary W. Dorshimer, MD, relocated from the Carriage House to PMWS, 17th Floor.
  • Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery relocated from 811 Spruce Street to PMWS, 18th Floor.
  • Department of Surgery relocated from various locations to PMWS, 19th and 20th floors:
    • The Division of Urology relocated from 299 South 8th Street to PMWS, 19th Floor.
    • The Divisions of Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery relocated from the Garfield Duncan Building to PMWS, 19th Floor.
    • The Divisions of Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, GI Surgery, and Surgical Oncology relocated from the Garfield Duncan Building to PMWS, 20th Floor.
    • Penn Maternal Fetal Medicine relocated from the 8th and 9th Floors of the Spruce Building to PMWS, 11th Floor.
    • Penn Care for Women relocated from the Curtis Center, Suite 220 East, 601 Walnut Street, to PMWS, 12th Floor.
    • Penn Endocrine Associates relocated from the Basement Level of the Pine Building to PMWS, 14th Floor.
    • Penn Ob/Gyn & Midwifery Care relocated from the Curtis Center, Suite 925 East, 601 Walnut Street, to PMWS, 14th Floor.
    • Penn Care Ob/Gyn relocated from 301 Duncan Building, Suite 3D/D to PMWS, 15th Floor.

Pre-Admission Testing (PAT) and Outpatient Laboratory services are available on the 8th floor of Penn Medicine Washington Square.

Pre-Admission Testing (PAT) is open daily, Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 5:30 pm.

The Outpatient Laboratory for phlebotomy and sample drop off services, is open:

  • Mondays – 8 am to 5:30 pm
  • Tuesdays – 7 am to 5:30 pm
  • Wednesdays – 8 am to 7 pm
  • Thursdays – 8 am to 5:30 pm
  • Fridays – 8 am to 5:30 pm

PMWS-full-facadeThe building was designed around creating a better patient experience. For example, all of the waiting rooms are on the north side of the building, with a glass exterior that allows for sunlight. The exam rooms are placed toward the center of the building and there are now more consultation rooms available for physicians to talk to patients and their families.

“It’s a very patient friendly, environmentally friendly and tech friendly environment and it’s a great space for providers and patients and families,” said Daniel Feinberg, MD, chief medical officer at Pennsylvania Hospital. “So far, the feedback has been very positive across the board.”

 

PMWS-exam-roomA patient room at PMWS

The new outpatient building is also a green urban redevelopment site. The building features: energy efficient heating and cooling systems; optimized day lighting, increased wireless access; paper, metal and plastics recycling; maximized water efficiency systems in restrooms; and storm water retention through a “green roof” terrace.

PMWS FYI:

  • You must now dial the full ten-digit number to place a call to PMWS.
  • PMWS Security Command Center can be reached at: (215) 454-3690.  
  • This and other information about the operations of Penn Medicine Washington Square can be found online at http://uphsxnet.uphs.upenn.edu/pahhome/pmws.

  PMWS-lobby

Inside the PMWS lobby

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