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New UMCP at Plainsboro Named One of 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the United States

Sep 16, 2009
 

Princeton, NJ - Soliant Health has ranked the new University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP) as one of the 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the United States for 2009. Currently under construction, the new UMCPP was selected as one of the most beautiful hospitals for its state-of-the-art design and environmentally friendly use of materials and technology by Soliant Health, one of the largest healthcare staffing companies in the nation.

UMCPP joins such renowned facilities as The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and Baylor Medical Center at Frisco, Texas, in Soliant Health's ranking

Located on 50 acres of a 160-acre site in Plainsboro bounded by Route One, Scudders Mill Road, and the Millstone River, the new University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP) is a replacement hospital for the current University Medical Center at Princeton on Witherspoon Street in Princeton. The hospital is set to open in late 2011.

The project represents a national model of 21st century excellence in healthcare delivery. The new UMCPP has gained national attention for its evidence-based design - innovative design elements that can result in better patient care - as well as for its comprehensive green design initiatives, both within the building and on the site itself.

"We are pleased that the design team's efforts to create a hospital that is welcoming and inspiring to those we serve has been recognized by Soliant Health," says Barry Rabner, President and CEO, Princeton HealthCare System.

The new hospital will consist of 636,000 square feet of interior space, 237 single patient rooms; the most technologically advanced operating suites, patient rooms, treatment areas, and an emergency department, which will be double the size of the current emergency department. The building is being constructed to accommodate a future expansion of one-third its 2011 size. The new UMCPP will include ample, on-site parking, mass transit services, and accommodations for a rapid transit system.