Jefferson Well being and Thomas Jefferson College will construct a $762 million specialty care middle in Middle Metropolis, the tutorial well being system introduced Thursday.
The 19-story Specialty Care Pavilion will home Jefferson’s Sidney Kimmel Most cancers Middle, the Digestive Well being Institute, Jefferson Transplant Institute and Korman Respiratory Institute in addition to different service traces associated to cardiovascular well being, neurology, otolaryngology, rheumatology and urology. The well being system will repurpose, consolidate or promote greater than 177,000 sq. toes throughout 10 buildings because it continues to centralize its service traces.
“We will not design the way forward for care supply in buildings from the previous,” Dr. Bruce Meyer, president of Jefferson Well being, mentioned in ready remarks. “To reshape well being care, redefine training, and revitalize care in our communities, we should create new settings by which breakthroughs are attainable.”
Jefferson didn’t specify if the consolidation of specialty providers will result in layoffs, noting in a press release that “the constructing will assist look after the rising wants of our neighborhood whereas maximizing our present and rising service traces.”
After the four-year development course of, the 462,000-square-foot constructing will characteristic greater than 300 examination rooms, 58 infusion chairs, 10 working rooms, six endoscopy rooms, imaging and lab providers in addition to a pharmacy. It’s going to additionally put aside house for potential future growth.
The undertaking is backed by the previous chief government officer of Apple, John Sculley, who will optimize the constructing’s design and know-how for the affected person expertise, executives mentioned, including that he will even assist with fundraising. Jefferson goals to boost $1 billion by its 200th anniversary in 2024 to help an array of capital tasks.
The pavilion is a part of Nationwide Actual Property Improvement’s $1 billion East Market revitalization plan. The plan earmarks $35 million to enhance streets, pedestrian walkways and open areas, amongst different public infrastructure upgrades.