In January, Penn Medicine opened the doors to its first patients at the new Pavilion for Advanced Care (PAC) at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, located near the intersection of Powelton Avenue and 38th Street. The PAC, a $144 million facility, increases Penn Presbyterian’s capacity for patient care, as well as its services.
One month later, the six-story, 178,000-square-foot space became the new home to Penn Medicine’s Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center. That move was coupled with an expansion of PennSTAR Flight, a program providing critical air medical transportation within a 100-mile radius of the Penn Health System.
In the June edition of By The Numbers, the Current delves into the facts and figures of one of the busiest trauma centers in the region and its new home.
|2,200||Patients with life-threatening injuries, such as motor vehicle collisions or injuries associated with violent crime, who are treated each year by Penn Medicine’s trauma program.|
|631||Patients who have already been treated by the Trauma Center in its new home. A total of 596 people were treated in the first 100 days.|
|205||Employees—mostly nurses—who moved from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to Penn Presbyterian as part of the relocation of the Trauma Center.|
|5||New trauma resuscitation bays that have been installed within the Trauma Center.|
|31||Exam rooms that now exist in Penn Presbyterian’s Emergency Department.|
|14.5||Average daily increase of patients in the Emergency Department since February.|
|20+||Medical and surgical specialties represented at the PAC.|