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Jefferson Receives $50 Million Gift From the Honickman Family to Name New Facility

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Introducing the Honickman Center: Reimagining the Patient Experience

Jefferson is pleased to announce a life-changing—and life-saving—$50 million gift from Lynne and Harold Honickman and their children Marjorie and Jeffrey Honickman and Shirley and Richard Hahn, in support of its new 19-story medical building rising at 11th and Chestnut streets in Philadelphia.

Opening in 2024, Jefferson’s bicentennial year, the newly named Honickman Center is a quantum leap forward and will be the state-of-the-art linchpin to Jefferson’s strategy to revolutionize modern healthcare. Designed to provide a truly exceptional patient experience, this technological marvel will enable Jefferson to expand its commitment to improving lives for families and communities across the region, transforming healthcare not only for the citizens of Philadelphia, but also the city itself.

Each detail—every nuance—was deliberately conceived with the needs of the patient squarely in focus. This pioneering facility supports integrated, personalized care for a multitude of medical conditions, centralizing an array of 12 nationally ranked clinical specialty programs and divisions, and utilizing emerging technologies including digital wayfinding, virtual surgical theaters, voice assistants, wearable data integration, augmented and virtual reality, and robotics.

The Center boasts more than 300 exam rooms, 58 infusion chairs, 10 operating rooms, six endoscopy rooms, imaging and lab services, a pharmacy, and three levels of underground parking. The design is especially welcoming to neurodiverse patient populations, complete with sensory-calming spaces and a healing garden.

Throughout their partnership with Jefferson, Lynne and Harold Honickman and their children have been devoted leaders, benefactors, and friends, committed to our shared mission to improve lives. This landmark gift joins the Jefferson and Honickman names in a profound way, exemplifying the power and promise of philanthropy in action.