Centennial Stories

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As we celebrate our 100th anniversary this year, we thank you for being a part of it — we couldn't have done it without you!

Below are some Princeton Health stories shared by our patients, staff and members of the community.


Nick H.
Patient, 2012

Princeton Health was instrumental in making my family what it is today, helping with my daughter's birth on February 1st way back in 2012. She arrived via C-section, and she and my wife were well cared for from the moment she came into this world. And of the many sleepless nights I've had as a father, none come close to the sleeplessness provided by the nurses and aids those first few nights. An uncomfortable fold out chair bed about the size of a grinch heart coupled with nurses kicking in the door every two hours to verify blood pressure that they could already see from central monitoring made for an excruciating hours worth of sleep a night. It made those nights where our daughter would only let us get three hours of sleep seem like a blessing.


David B.
Patient, 2019

I want to thank you for the wonderful care my wife received at Princeton Medical Center last week. She was admitted on July 3, 2019 for a partial hysterectomy and bladder lift. Dr. Van Raalte was the surgeon who performed this operation. She was taken to her room after she left the recovery room and was discharged the next day on July 4. The nurses were caring and sympathetic. They went beyond the call of duty (especially on a July 4th holiday). All the other staff members that we interacted with were also very pleasant to deal with and they went the extra mile whenever we requested anything. The facilities (bed, restroom, and cafeteria) are kept extremely clean and well maintained. I was even encouraged to ask for meals for myself in addition to my wife receiving meals, which is a very nice touch!

"Whoever is in charge of the staff should feel very proud to have these types of people work for this wonderful institution. As her husband, I just wanted to make sure that I pass along my gratitude to all who deserve it."


Beth I.
Patient, 2018

I was diagnosed with pneumonia days before my wedding. They admitted me to the hospital on a Wednesday and my wedding was on Sunday. The team that cared for me helped me to get well enough to walk down the aisle and have a wonderful day. My story was even written up in the Princeton Health Magazine


Prudhvi
Patient, 2019

Our baby was born at the Princeton Medical Center on March 30th. We were expecting a normal delivery, but the situation turned out to be an emergency and my wife had to go for an immediate C-Section. Doctor Gross delivered our baby and took very good care of my wife. 

"We all are happy now!"

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Sravani
Patient, 2019

My baby Riya entered this world on March 30, 2019. I am very glad and happy that she was born at Princeton Medical Center. We were in emergency and doctors took great care and delivered my baby Riya. The doctors and nurses treated my baby and me with great care. The atmosphere was lively and we felt as if we were at home.

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Daphne and Audrey
Volunteers

Teri N.
Staff

Kerri C.
Staff

Dr. Vazquez
Staff

Chrissy I.
Staff

Barry R.
Staff

Barry Rabner, President and CEO of Penn Medicine Princeton Health loves a good story. In celebration of our 100-year anniversary, he invites you to share your Princeton Health story with us here.


Charlie D.
Staff

Charlie Dunn, the Retail and Catering Manager with the Food and Nutrition Department, appreciates the challenge of feeding a hospital that never closes.


Dalys B.
Staff

Dalys Bayne, Senior Department Secretary with Inpatient Services, feels like she is contributing to a greater cause!


Barbara V.
Staff

Barbara Vaning, Program Associate with the Community Wellness Department, started her Princeton Health journey at age 15 as a Candy Striper.


Dr. Schofield
Staff

Neal Schofield, MD, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, has experienced an enormous amount of change at Princeton Health during his tenure — all for the better.


Medical Staff Services
Staff

Medical Staff Services recognizes the importance of teamwork.


Neha M.
Patient, 2013 & 2015

I had both of my kids delivered in the same room by the same doctor at Princeton Medical Center. One was born in 2013 and the other in 2015. Here is the picture of my two adorable girls meeting each other for the first time. I was impressed with the quality of care and preference to the patients provided by the hospital.

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Haley H.
Patient, 2014 & 2016

I gave birth to both of my children at Princeton Medical Center. On August 4, 2014, I welcomed my son McClain and on July 19, 2016, I welcomed my son Sawyer. I had two of the most amazing experiences at this hospital. It felt like I was staying at a 5 star hotel. I looked forward to the 2nd birth because my 1st birth was so amazing. We have now moved away from the area and I'm so sad that if I have another child I will not be able to give birth at this hospital.

 


Pamela A.
Patient, 2017

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2017. I have had many scans, MRI’s, biopsies and surgeries over the past 2 years. My most recent being a biopsy on March 27. Each and every time I visit Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center, I am amazed by the wonderful and attentive care I receive. Everyone from the front desk to the lab tech to the nurses are all so kind and thoughtful and really make you feel like you matter! I have been hugged, offered kinds words, and prayed with on many occasions. The staff knew just what to do and that I was fearful, scared and needed a hand to hold. I don't have family here in Princeton and have often endured testing and surgeries alone.

"Your staff has always made me feel less alone and even remembered me on many occasions. Congratulations on 100 years of excellent service!"


Mary L.
Staff

As I was leaving the hospital by the MAP building, I saw a beautiful double rainbow. It's a very sentimental picture filled with hope.

Rainbow over Medical Arts Pavilion

 


Audrey V.
Staff, 1960's

I worked at the old hospital in the 1960's. I worked ICU and was head nurse on pediatrics when this picture appeared in the hospital newspaper on February 27, 1967.

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Maria C.
Patient, 2012

I have been a patient at Princeton Medical Center since the 1970’s. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006. I had other surgeries at Princeton Medical Center. On May 30, 2012 I had a mastectomy the first week the new hospital was opened, performed by Dr. Steven Kahn. The staff was remarkable and I had wonderful care. I am presently under the care of Dr. David Sokol for treatment. I have always gotten the best of care at Princeton and hope it will remain the same with Penn Medicine since the merge.

"My doctors and staff are all very professional. I am grateful to all of them for my great care."


Ina H.
Patient

Twas two days before Thanksgiving and I fell and broke a bone in my right hip. I was carried by ambulance to the emergency room. Care on the ambulance and in the emergency room was wonderful. I was pain free while x-rays were taken. Surgery was scheduled for the next day. My surgeon is a member of Princeton Orthopedic Associates and was friendly, warm, and professional. I was in my room and cared for by a great staff of doctors, nurses, and aides. Food at the hospital was great, as was the availability of choosing food off of a menu. I was out of bed and moving around the very next day.

"If you are ever in need of a hospital with a staff that really cares about you and you have a choice of hospitals, go to Princeton Medical Center. Everyone from surgeon to housekeeping were really committed to making my recovery as painless and as comfortable as possible. Thank you to all."