Princeton HealthCare System “Re-Imagines” New Hospital and Resets Fundraising Campaign Goal
Feb 7, 2011
NJ - Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) is proud to announce
that the new University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro will be
re-imagined thanks to a robust fundraising campaign that already eclipsed its
original goal of $115 million in private donations. By expanding cutting-edge technologies and
partnerships, PHCS hopes to improve the quality of care for residents of central
New Jersey and beyond.
Design for Healing, the campaign to support the new
hospital, has raised its own bar, seeking an additional $35 million - for a
total goal of $150 million - by March 2013, approximately a year after the new
hospital is expected to open.
Barry Rabner, President & CEO of PHCS explained, "We are
not raising the campaign goal for the hospital we had planned; we are resetting
our goal for the project we are now able to re-imagine."
With the revised
goal, the hospital will be designed with the advantage of new partnerships, and
the latest technology and approaches, all of which will be implemented to
benefit the community PHCS serves in ways that were beyond imagination when the
campaign started five years ago.
new campaign goal of $150 million is quite ambitious, we are buoyed by the
generosity of our donors," said JoAnn Heffernan Heisen, co-chair of Design for Healing. "Over 6,000
individuals, businesses and foundations have already made a gift in support of
the campaign. And our message is being heard all over central New Jersey, as
the number of donors in surrounding areas near the new hospital's location on
Route 1 has nearly tripled since the campaign began."
She went on
to say, "I am confident that as more people learn how this project will
transform healthcare in our region, we will reach our new goal." 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
hospital will replace the University Medical Center at Princeton as part of
Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS), one of the most comprehensive healthcare
systems in New Jersey.
additional $35 million to be raised will enable PHCS to:
the number of beds in the Pediatric Unit and expand services provided to
newborns in the Special Care Nursery;
the Emergency Department to provide specialized treatment areas, such as for
the number of inpatient beds designed for and dedicated to caring for the
the Cancer Center and modify its design to accommodate a potential academic and
two Hybrid Operating Rooms - one for complex vascular surgery and one for
intricate neurosurgery; and
the latest technologies as they continue to emerge.
tremendously grateful to the community which embraced our initial vision and
whose generosity enabled us to exceed the original campaign goal," said Design for Healing co-chair Bob Doll.
"The new clinical services and technology made possible by increasing the goal
will broaden and deepen the impact of our hospital. We sincerely hope this
expanded mission will inspire new and continued support from those who value
healthcare in our community." Doll is Chief Equity Strategist of BlackRock and
was previously President of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers.
raised by Design for Healing will
supplement $355 million in financing arranged by PHCS to construct the new
hospital at the intersection of Route 1 and Scudders Mill Road in Plainsboro.
The new University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro will consist of
approximately 630,000 square feet of interior space, with 231 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 171-acre Plainsboro Health Campus
that will include medical offices, fitness and wellness, health education,
assisted living, independent living, child daycare, medical adult daycare, skilled
nursing and rehabilitation, pediatric services, and passive recreation.
Medical Center at Princeton has been named a 2010 Top Hospital (one of only 58
acute care hospitals in the country) by Leapfrog Group - the third consecutive year
it has earned this honor. UMCP is the only New Jersey hospital to receive this
distinction three years in a row. Leapfrog's annual list of Top Hospitals
typically includes some of the most recognizable and respected names in
healthcare, including Mayo Clinic hospitals in Minnesota, Arizona and Florida;
Cleveland Clinic Florida; Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, a teaching
affiliate of Harvard Medical School; and Stanford Hospital and Clinics in
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