Penn Medicine recently officially opened its doors to the Pavilion, the 1.5 million square foot hospital built by a joint venture of GBCA member LF Driscoll and Balfour Beatty US.

From Penn Medicine:

The 17-story building on Penn Medicine’s West Philadelphia campus, which houses 504 private patient rooms and 47 operating rooms, is an expanded footprint of HUP. The Pavilion houses inpatient care for cardiology and cardiac surgery, medical and surgical oncology, neurology and neurosurgery, and transplant surgery, and it is home to HUP’s new emergency department.

At 7 a.m. [on October 30], the Pavilion’s two-floor Emergency Department (ED) — which has replaced HUP’s existing ED — opened. A massive operation to safely transport patients across indoor bridges and tunnels connecting HUP to units at the Pavilion began at 9 a.m. and extended throughout the day, made possible by years of planning and the coordinated assistance of staff members and hundreds of volunteers. A celebratory ribbon-cutting occurred at 8:30 a.m. with University and health system leaders, including Penn President Amy Gutmann and HUP CEO Regina Cunningham, PhD, RN.



Watch a virtual drone tour of the facility:


Learn more about the planning and care that went into this project:


Other GBCA members involved in the project, include the following:

  • Apache Industrial United
  • A.T. Chadwick Company, Inc.
  • Bayshore Rebar
  • Berlin Steel Construction Co.
  • Binsky & Snyder, LLC
  • Burns Mechanical
  • Chesco Coring & Cutting
  • Dale Construction
  • DM Sabia & Co.
  • Hilti Inc.
  • Jenkintown Building Services
  • Madison Concrete Construction
  • Med-Tex Services, Inc.
  • Oliver Fire Protection & Security
  • Paul Rabinowitz Glass Co., Inc.
  • PDM Constructors
  • Richard S. Burns & Company
  • Roma Steel
  • Shore Supply
  • Smith Flooring, Inc.
  • Steadfast Entities
  • Superior Scaffold Services
  • The Graham Company
  • The Watson Organization, Inc.
  • United Rentals


Photo Credit: Penn Medicine