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Donald J. Hofmann of West Windsor Named Chairman of PHCS Board of Trustees

Feb 24, 2010

Donald J. Hofmann of West Windsor Named Chairman of Princeton HealthCare System Board of Trustees
Historic Tenure Set to Include Opening of New Hospital 

Hofmann 3-11-10 web readyPRINCETON, NJ (Feb. 24, 2010) - Donald J. Hofmann of West Windsor has been named chairman of the Board of Trustees of Princeton HealthCare System, PHCS announced today.

Hofmann, who previously served as the board's vice chairman and treasurer, starts his leadership tenure at an historic time for PHCS, with his three-year term set to include the opening of the new University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, the system's replacement hospital for University Medical Center of Princeton.

In a symbolic coincidence, Hofmann also happens to be the first non-Princeton resident to lead the board in the institution's 91-year history.

"This area has been my home for many years, and the chance to continue serving the local communities of our region is a great honor," said Hofmann. "At a time when many hospitals are struggling, Princeton HealthCare System looks to the future with confidence, guided by the vision laid out by our board and management team to build one of the finest regional medical centers in the United States. I look forward to working with system President and CEO Barry Rabner, our medical staff leadership and the entire PHCS healthcare team at this exciting time in our history."

A graduate of Harvard Business School, Hofmann is a managing partner of Crystal Ridge Partners, a Princeton-based private equity firm he co-founded in 2005. Prior to that, Hofmann was a senior partner of JP Morgan Partners and its predecessors, involved in all aspects of the management of the firm.

He has served on the PHCS board since 2002 and succeeds Edward Matthews as the board's chairman.

Hofmann's other community involvement includes membership on the board of HomeFront, a non-profit group based in Lawrenceville that works with families to break the cycle of poverty. He is also a former trustee of Princeton Day School.

He and his wife, Joyce Hofmann, have two sons.