Campus Strategic Re-Use Planning

As the first phase of a long-term renewal plan of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania’s (HUP) 900-bed academic medical center campus, Penn Medicine invested in a new state-of-the-art 500-bed, 30-OR Pavilion. With 1.5 million square feet of new construction coming online, Penn Medicine engaged The Innova Group to advise the leadership team on the next phases of the plan – focusing on the strategic re-use of HUP’s existing, 1.9 million SF west campus buildings.

Key issues that required evaluation and direction included volume and capacity targets, patient cohorting, campus operational improvement opportunities, high-value vs low-value buildings, and priority re-investment planning.

The Innova Team worked with Penn Medicine leadership through interactive work sessions to develop guiding principles, planning targets, and patient cohorting / campus development scenarios. The resulting plan shows how HUP can move to all private beds post-Pavilion opening, strategically repurpose select older buildings, support key clinical programs, right-size select support areas, and meet projected capacity needs.