Welcome to SPO

Space Planning & Operations (SPO) works with Penn Medicine leadership and building occupants to plan and administer use of the Perelman School of Medicine's physical resources. We provide building operations and support services that enable and enhance the School of Medicine's mission. SPO comprises six work groups responsible for the services below.

► Department Administration & Distribution Services | 215-898-2876 | staff

Department administration of personnel and financial activity. Distribution services such as shipping and receiving, small move jobs, biohazardous/infectious waste removal, research alcohol distribution, and more.

► Facilities Planning & Space Management | 215-898-2876 | staff

Capital project planning, space needs assessments and floor plan layouts, preliminary project scope development, furniture consulting, construction project management, space inventory, off-campus space management, major equipment installation, and sustainability.

► Media Technology & Production | 215-898-0514 | staff

Enterprise technology services and customer support for space/room technologies, video conferencing, video/presentation streaming, video productions, multimedia services, and consulting to further the academic, research, and clinical missions in accordance with Penn Medicine.

► Operations & Engineering | 215-898-8000 | staff

Administration and coordination of day-to-day facilities operations: housekeeping, maintenance, building systems, utilities, minor construction services and general work requests, as well as signage, key requests, and emergencies.

► Safety & Security | 215-898-0196 | staff

Emergencies, emergency preparedness, PSOM Ready, lockouts/keys, TRL shuttle services, property removal, parking/security, and related services.

Parking and Transportation | 215-222-2603

► Scheduling & Event Services | 215-573-5555 | staff

Responsible for scheduling process, service coordination, and management of the PSOM centrally scheduled spaces. Uses the EMS Enterprise Scheduling System to provide Penn Medicine access to classroom and meeting space in support of the academic, research, and clinical mission.



Penn Medicine News

  • How to Make Digital Health Apps and Devices Actually Useful in Healthcare Tuesday, August 4, 2020

    Digital health apps and devices hold great promise in helping patients change their behaviors and make healthier choices, but there are several steps clinicians and health systems need to take in order to motivate change effectively, according to a new piece by a pair of Penn Medicine researchers.

  • Penn Medicine Receives $4.9 Million Grant to Improve Uptake of Cancer Care Best Practices Tuesday, August 4, 2020

    While extensive research has pointed toward ways to ensure patients receive evidence-based cancer care, putting these solutions into widespread practice can be a complex, challenging, and inefficient process. Now, a new grant awarded to the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will help identify methods to bridge this gap, improving uptake of state-of-the-science care that can have a significant impact for patients.

  • Half of Low-Income Communities Have No ICU Beds Monday, August 3, 2020

    A new Penn Medicine study sheds light on yet another reason why the coronavirus pandemic is disproportionately killing the poor: Residents in low-income neighborhoods lack access to intensive care unit (ICU) beds.

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