SCTR Security

General Information

The Smilow Center for Translational Research (SCTR) will maintain a proprietary security department that is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for the hospital facility, its patients, visitors and staff.  The Patrol Supervisor and Security Officers assigned to SCTR will not only be recruited for their security/law enforcement experience, but also for outstanding customer service and communication skills.

SCTR Security will also be in communication with a Command Center in the Perelman Center, which will be manned 24/7 and will monitor CCTV/Access Control/Fire Systems as well as all security/safety related issues.



Please note, the SCTR security desk will not be staffed on December 25th or January 1st.

Security Supervisor Monday - Friday
4:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Patrol Officer 24/7 7.2
Lobby Desk Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM*

* 3x11 Patrol Officer to staff Lobby Desk 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM


HUP Security Emergency Line 215-662-2677
Routine SCTR Security Line 215-615-5656
Photo ID Unit 215-349-5594
SCTR Security Manager - Kevin O'Keefe 267-207-7633
Operations Manager/ Investigations - Jim Hodgen 215-662-3672
Security Director - Joseph Forte 215-662-7149
  1.  SCTR Main Entrance:  the main entrance to the SCTR is located mid block on East Service Drive.  This entrance is unlocked from 7:00am to 6:00pm.  This entrance may be used at night and on weekends by swipe with an enrolled PennCard of HUP ID.
  2. SCTR Staff Entrance:  is located at the corner of East Service and Health Services Drive.  Swipe of an enrolled PennCard or HUP ID is required to gain entrance in this location and use of the service elevator.
  3. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine Staff Entrance: is located at the corner of Health Service Drive and Convention Avenue.  This entrance is unlocked from 5:30am to 7:00pm.  Swipe of an enrolled PennCard ID or HUP ID will provide access via this entry on nights and weekends.  The plan below shows the route to SCTR through PCAM.

perelman employee entry path

Animals may be taken into the SCTR through the SCTR staff entrance or through the loading dock.



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