The University of Pennsylvania Health System, known as Penn Medicine, has been selected by ENR’s editors as the 2019 ENR MidAtlantic Owner of the Year. 

Owners of the Year are chosen for their innovation and creativity throughout the region as well as their contributions to their community. The last six MidAtlantic winners include the Washington Suburban Sanitary CommissionDelDottDouglas DevelopmentPennDOT, DC Public Schools and DC Water. 

A $7.8 billion system that consistently ranks in US News and World Report’s top 10 hospitals in the nation, Penn Medicine’s construction procurement practices are unbiased, equitable, and focused on minority and union participation, insuring that all stakeholder groups have a fair opportunity to get work. They also make sure that their projects spreads the work among multiple local vendors, often using IPD contract structures and creative collaborations. Penn Medicine is dedicated to the continuing education of its vendor base, providing seminars and workshops on innovative techniques relevant to the project at hand. Penn Med is the nation’s oldest teaching hospital and the largest employer within the University of Pennsylvania, which is Philadelphia’s largest employer with 45,000 people on the payroll.

Penn Medicine is currently putting the finishing touches on the new Penn Medicine Radnor, replacing its current facility in Radnor Township. The new location will provide comprehensive cancer care, including radiation oncology services and chemotherapy provided by the Abramson Cancer Center, as well as primary care, heart and vascular, orthopaedic and neuroscience care. It is also double the square footage of the old facility.  Additional services will include same-day surgery, with six operating rooms and four endoscopy suites, along with full radiology and laboratory services. The project also includes 150,000 GSF of office space and a hotel component comprising 75,000 GSF, with a projected 100 rooms – which Penn Medicine officials say will help make the new Radnor facility a destination for patients traveling for specialized outpatient services from outside the area. 

We’ll have more information about the Penn Medicine’s achievements in the April issue of ENR MidAtlantic.