Jefferson Health plans to build $762m speciality care centre in US

WCN Editorial Team 11 Sep 2020 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, branded as Jefferson Health, and Thomas Jefferson University are planning to build a $762m speciality care facility in Center City in Pennsylvania, US.

Located at 1101 Chestnut St. at East Market, the 19-storey Specialty Care Pavilion is being developed by National Real Estate Development (National Development).

The project, which is designed by architectural firms Ennead Architects and Stantec, marks the next phase of National Development's more than $1bn East Market revitalisation plan.

National Real Estate Advisors president and CEO Jeffrey Kanne said: "National Real Estate Advisors is proud to be partnering with Jefferson Health on this innovative new addition to our East Market development.

"Today, we're thrilled to kick off the next phase of our investment in this great city and to be part of the recovery efforts as the region rebounds from the effects of Covid-19."

Construction on the 462,000ft2 building speciality care centre is planned to commence this fall and will be completed in 2024.

Jefferson Health CEO and Thomas Jefferson University president Stephen Klasko said: "This spectacular new centre is our bridge to the future, where we'll create the nation's first model of health assurance.”

The project will house centres and institutes including Jefferson's Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, the Digestive Health Institute, Jefferson Transplant Institute and Korman Respiratory Institute in addition to other service lines related to cardiovascular health, neurology, otolaryngology, rheumatology and urology.

The building will comprise more than 300 exam rooms, 58 infusion chairs, 10 operating rooms, six endoscopy rooms, imaging and lab services, a pharmacy as well as three levels of underground parking. It will also feature space for potential future development.

Additionally, the Specialty Care Pavilion is designed to significantly improve the pedestrian experience, streetscape and public spaces.

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Illustration of the Jefferson Health’s planned Specialty Care Pavilion. (Credit: PRNewsfoto/Jefferson Health)

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