PHCS News

Church & Dwight Co. of Princeton Donates $1 Million to New Hospital

Feb 25, 2010

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. of Princeton has donated $1 million to the fundraising campaign for the new University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, N.J. Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) announced today.

“The support of our corporate community is vital to the health of PHCS and the new hospital,” said Bob Doll, co-chair of the new hospital’s Design for Healing fundraising campaign. “We thank Church & Dwight for this very generous gift, just as we express our appreciation for all the company has done through the years to support our healing mission.”

Church & Dwight, which manufactures and markets the wide range of ARM & HAMMER household and personal care products and other well known brands, has a long history of support for University Medical Center of Princeton, most notably in the area of community health education and outreach.  The company, for example, is a major supporter of UMCP's Community Visions Services Outreach Program, an initiative that provides vision care services for medically underserved people in Mercer County.

Church & Dwight Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Craigie said, “As a corporate citizen of Central New Jersey with many employees and their families living here and nearby, Church & Dwight is committed to this community.  We’re very proud to be supporting the construction of a state-of-the-art medical center that will benefit everyone in our area, and we recognize and thank the PHCS in its constant effort to provide our community with the best in healthcare.”

The Design for Healing campaign has raised $109 million in support of the new University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, which is expected to open in late 2011 as a replacement hospital for the current University Medical Center of Princeton.  Total costs of the hospital are estimated at $447 million.

About the New Hospital

Located at the intersection of Route 1 and Scudders Mill Road in Plainsboro, University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP) will consist of approximately 630,000 square feet of interior space, with 237 single patient rooms, state-of-the-art emergency services, operating suites and a comprehensive array of ambulatory services and laboratories. The hospital will occupy 50 acres and serve as the hub of a 160-acre Plainsboro Health Campus that will include, but not be limited to, uses for: medical offices, fitness and wellness, health education, assisted living residential, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, pediatric services and passive recreation in the form of a 32-acre public park along the Millstone River.

People interested in learning more about the new hospital fundraising campaign and how to donate can visit online at Design for Healing or call the PHCS Foundation at 609.497.4190.