PHCS News

First Steel Columns for Hospital Raised

Jun 19, 2009
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The first steel columns for University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro were raised Monday, June 15, marking a new phase in the construction of the new hospital that is scheduled to replace the Princeton facility in 2011. The steel columns are for the central utility plant. Steel installation on the diagnostic and treatment tower is set to begin on July 13.

Located on Route One in Plainsboro between Scudders Mill Road and Plainsboro Road, the new University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro will consist of approximately 636,000 square feet of interior space, with 238 private patient rooms, state-of-the-art emergency services, operating suites and a comprehensive array of ambulatory services and laboratories.

The new medical center will occupy 50 acres of land and serve as the hub of a 160-acre health campus that will also include a medical office building, a fitness and wellness center, a health education center, a senior residential community, a skilled nursing facility, pediatric services and a 32-acre public park along what is now an inaccessible stretch of the Millstone River.
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“The first steel in the ground is an important milestone, and it fuels the excitement and anticipation that the whole Princeton HealthCare System family feels for this project,” said system President and CEO Barry S. Rabner. “The entire community will soon be sharing those feelings as this amazing hospital now begins to take shape before their eyes.”

Media Contact: John Patella (609) 598-0655