Project Description

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA

A new 178,000 SF addition includes new trauma services, an expanded emergency department, relocated diagnostic imaging, and new 60 critical care patient beds.  The project includes upgraded and enhanced surgical environments.  EwingCole improved flow of patients and staff, with distinct paths for public and support circulation.  Sustainable design elements were used to achieve LEED Silver Certification as part of PPMC’s commitments to energy efficiency and to constructing quality health care facilities.  2016 ICU Design Citation Award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy on Architecture for Health.



“All of a sudden, Penn Presbyterian became a robust, 24/7 face for the system. We had the perfect opportunity to right a few design and planning wrongs, and we are very happy with how efficient this space has become. There’s a real cultural component, too—something about the space adds confidence, like wearing new clothes. The staff has internalized this and so have the patients. It’s nice to see the validation that new design can echo the superior level of care that we have always offered.”
Alyson Getty Cole
Associate Executive Director, Chief Patient Experience Officer
Penn Presbyterian