Alyson Landers knows how to find the best medical care. As the child of a registered nurse growing up in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, she and her family often traveled to find the best doctor for whatever was ailing a family member. Alyson and her husband Will continued this practice, especially when it came to getting the best care for their four children: Isabel, Claire, Colin and Kevin.
Since the Landers moved to Princeton in 2007, Alyson no longer has to work so hard or spend so much time to find the best medical care. “It is a new experience for me to have world-class medical professionals in my backyard at University Medical Center at Princeton,” she said.
University Medical Center at Princeton Becomes the “Family Hospital”
Alyson knows first-hand about the quality of care at University Medical Center at Princeton. In 2008, she had outpatient surgery on her right knee there.
After years of pain so severe that Alyson couldn’t go up a flight of stairs without pain or move quickly, the micro-fracture procedure done by Steven R. Gecha, MD, has restored her mobility. Now, when Alyson needs to move fast, she can.
University Medical Center of Princeton has now become our hospital,” she said. “I rest comfortably in the knowledge that when we go to that facility and its affiliated physicians and centers, we’re getting the best care."
With four children, University Medical Center at Princeton’s partnership with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is especially important to Alyson. This partnership, and others like it, proves to her that the hospital strives to attract the best medical professionals and provide the best quality care for patients.
Landers Family Support Helps Keep the Hospital Strong
To keep University Medical Center at Princeton strong and foster continued growth, Alyson and Will support both annual giving and Design for Healing, the campaign for a new hospital.
“Annual giving is the best way to keep our hospital strong. It provides operating funds for the hospital and supports things like the community clinic, community education, and bringing advanced technology to the hospital,” said Alyson, who was director of development at Acorn Montessori School until 2008, when she left to spend more time with her children. Alyson also serves on Princeton HealthCare System Foundation’s Annual Giving Committee, reaching out to neighbors to explain what annual giving is and why it matters to the community.
Will manages the Latin American Fund for BlackRock®, one of the world's largest publicly traded investment management firms. The Landers wanted to invest some of their own money in the community, and chose to support University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, the new state-of-the-art hospital that will open in 2011.
“It’s very exciting to be part of creating a world-class medical center in our community that will have lasting benefits to us and our kids, and to others long after we’re gone from the planet,” said Alyson.