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Penn Medicine Interventional Support Center

Integrated architecture and engineering services for a facility to centralize and standardize sterilization for the health system

  • 110K

    Square Feet

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This facility is the largest healthcare sterilization center in the country and the first of its kind in Pennsylvania

Seeking new solutions to improve efficiency and quality, Penn Medicine envisioned a new offsite Interventional Support Center (ISC) to support its healthcare facilities throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. The ISC would centralize the sterilization of surgical instruments and linens and storage of surgical supplies and soft goods.

Our integrated team of healthcare planners, architects, designers, engineers, and industrial designers was enlisted to design the new facility. We tested and validated solutions using time motion studies and simulation modeling to identify gaps and bottlenecks in the flow of instruments and supplies. The resulting solution is a one-way processing flow including a series of airlocked vestibules, decontamination area, assembly sterilization area, and sterilizers. The facility features HEPPA filtration and redundancy in all building systems including generator back-up. A separate administrative suite includes office space and workstations for employees. Amenities for staff include a break room, conference room, a mother’s room, and locker rooms.

Consolidation of services through the new ISC will standardize instrument processing, instrument sets, and soft goods across the health system. This raises the bar for efficiency to exemplify an unwavering commitment to patient care.

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Meet Our Team

Peter Donnelly, Principal

My focus is growing the best healthcare engineering practice in the industry to help clients with challenging building systems requirements.

Scott Huff, Principal

I work collaboratively with our clients to deliver projects in new ways and create spaces where they can excel.

Clarissa Kelsey, Architect

Strong relationships are the foundation for success—they open the door for teamwork, new ideas, and delivering successful projects.

John L. Patten, Principal

I enjoy taking a client’s concepts and goals and converting them into a spatial environment that not only creates a beautiful work atmosphere, but also enhances work flow efficiency in the process.

Carl Shilling, Principal

Sustainability and energy conservation is key in healthcare. It’s a 24/7 solution for facilities that serve our communities 24/7.

Peter Donnelly

Principal

Scott Huff

Principal

Clarissa Kelsey

Architect

John L. Patten

Principal

Carl Shilling

Principal

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