The PPMC Cornerstone project is well underway as the constructions on both corners of 38th street bordering the campus are building onward and upward. These physical structures that will support the new and expanded services are on track, as is the operational planning among the teams and programs that will be expanding and changing.
Throughout November conversations have been taking place across the campus explaining in detail the scope of changes to take place in 2014 and 2015 related to the services and programs on the campus. Details of these communications can be found on the health system intranet site under the “SHAPING OUR FUTURE” tab.
ADVANCED CARE HOSPITAL PAVILLION: Construction of the six-story Pavilion is on-time for its scheduled November 2014 completion, with move-in and patient occupancy slated for early 2015. A celebratory “topping out” of the last piece of structural steel is anticipated for January 2014. The PPMC community will be invited to join in this milestone event, so stay tuned for more details after the holidays. In addition to the construction, the operational planning for the new space including equipment and new services is taking place this fall for areas such as the emergency department, critical care units, and perioperative services as well as pharmacy, respiratory, lab, therapy and support services.
PENN CENTER FOR SPECIALTY CARE: The 13-story Penn Center for Specialty Care (PCSC), located onthe corner of 38th and Market, will house eight floors of Presby’s newest space for ambulatory care and will feature new clinical practices for the Musculoskeletal Center, Surgery, Neurosciences, Allergy & Immunology, and Otorhinolaryngology, along with a six-OR Ambulatory Surgery Facility and Outpatient Lab & Radiology. The PCSC will officially open next summer with patient care for these areas beginning in August 2014. In addition to the patient space, the building will also feature an outpatient pharmacy on the ground floor and new patient parking adjacent to the building.