University Medical Center at Princeton Names Fundraising Campaign Leaders

Sep 11, 2008

Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) announced today that Princeton residents Bob Doll and JoAnn Heisen will succeed campaign chair Stephen Distler as the new co-chairs for the campaign to raise $115 million in support of the new University Medical Center at Princeton.

Former campaign chair Stephen Distler was appointed chairman emeritus of the campaign following a nearly three-year leadership term during which more than $76 million in gifts and pledges were raised.

“We are grateful to Steve Distler and the other dedicated volunteers who have brought us to this point.” said PHCS President and CEO Barry Rabner. “We look forward now to JoAnn and Bob’s leadership as we enter the public phase of the campaign.”

JoAnn Heffernan Heisen is a member of the Princeton HealthCare System board of trustees and recently retired from Johnson & Johnson as corporate vice president and chief global diversity officer. Prior to that Ms. Heisen served as chief information officer and coordinated the first integration of the firm’s information technology. She was the first woman to be named to the executive committee of J&J and has been a champion in the field of women’s advocacy and corporate diversity.

Bob Doll is vice chairman and global chief investment officer for equities at BlackRock. He is also a member of the company’s board of directors. BlackRock, one of the world’s largest publicly traded investment management firms, manages more than $1.4 trillion on behalf of institutions and individuals worldwide. Bob’s volunteer service to UMCP includes co-chairing the campaign’s principal gifts committee with Charles Townsend, Jr.

The new hospital is budgeted to cost $441 million and will be located in Plainsboro at the intersection of Scudders Mill Road and Route One.

The new UMCP is being designed to improve patient outcomes and will feature an abundance of natural light; spacious and flexible operating rooms to accommodate robotics and other emerging technologies; single patient rooms that help reduce infection and maximize patient privacy with amenities such as wireless Internet access, room-dedicated ventilation and temperature control systems and room service dining; and a broad spectrum of energy and resource-conservation innovations that will make the new UMCP one of the most environmentally-advanced hospitals in the nation.

Bob Doll
JoAnn Heisen