Jefferson Surgical Solutions


The Specialty Care Pavilion represents the most significant new patient care facility at Jefferson since the 1970s. With a total cost of more than $762 million, it will serve as a model for modern medical facilities and a cornerstone of Jefferson’s Center City, Philadelphia campus.

On schedule to open to patients in spring 2024, the 19-story building will consolidate more than ten different specialties – including surgery – in 460,000 square feet at 1101 Chestnut Street. It will feature emerging technologies to support an intelligent, responsive approach to care, as well as a seamless in-person and virtual experience for patients. Every detail – including sunlit healing spaces, more convenient parking and amenities like a café, pharmacy and neurodiverse seating areas – will prioritize the comfort of patients and their families.

The Department of Surgery will have dedicated outpatient spaces on two levels of the Specialty Care Pavilion. Level 5 will house Ambulatory Surgery, while Level 8 will house General Surgery (along with the Digestive Health Institute). Surgeons will also practice on other floors housing multidisciplinary centers. The Department of Surgery is inviting grateful patients, supportive faculty and staff, and other generous benefactors to contribute and name public spaces in recognition of their philanthropic gifts.

“There are team rooms, education rooms, exam rooms and even operating rooms available for naming,” says Kelly Austin, Assistant Vice President of Development in the Office of Institutional Advancement. “It’s a meaningful way to preserve a family legacy, pay tribute to the strength and resolve of a friend or loved one or honor a physician or other member of your care team.”

Already, grateful patients have pledged their support of the Specialty Care Pavilion, including Pat Healy, in honor of Karen A. Chojnacki, MD; Bob Ayd, in honor of Gerald A. Isenberg, MD; and Greg and Beth Webster, in memory of Greg’s father. Jefferson faculty also are demonstrating their support of the facility through personal contributions. These include Drs. Warren R. and Meighan Maley, and Drs. Charles and Theresa Yeo. In addition, contributions from colleagues and friends in memory of Dr. Gary Rosato will dedicate a Team Room in the Ambulatory Surgery Center.

To learn more or make a gift online, please visit: specialtycare.jeffersonhealth.org

To inquire about naming opportunities, contact Kelly Austin at 215-955-6383 or kelly.austin@jefferson.edu.