Penn Presbyterian Advanced Care Pavilion

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Advanced Care Pavilion

The Advanced Care Pavilion expands and enhances the services offered by Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.  The new acute care building features overall upgrades and enhanced capacity for emergency, surgical, trauma and critical care patients at PPMC. This is coupled with an expansion of the PENNStar flight program with an additional helipad ensuring rapid access to state of the art resources for all critically ill patients. The project also includes an expansion of the Cupp Pavilion building at the corner of 38th Street and Powelton Avenue as well as several significant renovations within Cupp itself.

Planning Strategy

The Pavilion for Advanced Care (PAC) at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC) expands and combines advanced medical services for clinical teams from critical care specialties, surgical services, trauma/emergency services and radiology. The six-story, 178,000 square-foot facility, which encompasses both new and renovated areas in existing buildings at PPMC, unites more than 20 medical and surgical specialists. The building combines new features aimed at improving patient and family comfort, with modern technologies to continue providing the best in critical care. In addition to the nearly 40 inpatient critical care beds in the new facility's upper floors, Penn Medicine's Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center relocated from its current home at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) to a state-of-the-art facility at the PAC that also expands PPMC's Emergency Department.


Located on the first floor is Penn Medicine's new Level-1 Trauma Unit, as well as the Radiology Department. The 2nd Floor houses the post-anesthesia care unit and the ORs; the 4th, 5th, and 6th floors make up the Critical Care Unit.

Penn Presbyterian Advanced Care Pavilion

Penn Presbyterian Advanced Care Pavilion

Building Code: 2114
Phase: Completed
Architect: Ewing Cole