Princeton HealthCare System Foundation Announces $2 Million Gift for New Hospital

Feb 18, 2008

The Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) Foundation today announced it has received a $2 million commitment from Stephen Distler and his wife, Roxanne Kendall, MD, of Princeton, toward the creation of University Medical Center at Princeton's new state-of-the-art campus to be built on Route 1 in Plainsboro.

"Without a doubt, what's most exciting is the opportunity we have to build a regional medical center in our backyard and to build it from scratch," said Distler, who is the chairman of the board for the newly launched Bank of Princeton and the owner of "elements," a new Princeton restaurant opening later this year.

Distler also serves on the boards of Princeton HealthCare System and its Foundation, and is leading the fund-raising campaign for the new $400 million hospital scheduled to open in 2011.

"We are extremely grateful for Steve and Roxanne's commitment to the hospital and to the greater Princeton community," said Dick Scribner, Chairman of the Board, Princeton HealthCare System Foundation.