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Princeton Health celebrates its 100th Anniversary.

Penn Medicine Shield (C)




Princeton HealthCare System became part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) and changed its name to Penn Medicine Princeton Health.

Jim Craigie with the surgical care team in the hybrid OR. Jim’s major gift to the campaign supports the Total Joint program at the Center.




The Jim Craigie Center for Joint Replacement opened at Princeton Medical Center.

New University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro




The new, state-of-the-art hospital with 319 licensed beds and 171 acre health campus opened in May 2012.

With overwhelming community support, the Design for Healing capital campaign raised over $171 million to build Princeton's new hospital.




Construction of the New University Medical Center at Princeton continued.




The final steel beam was placed in the new hospital after it was signed by employees, donors and members of the community.




On October 7, groundbreaking for a new University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro took place.

On June 5, the public phase of the Capital Campaign is launched with the theme, “Design for Healing”.




David and Patricia Atkinson pledged $25 million gift to the Design for Healing campaign—the largest gift to a New Jersey hospital at that time.

The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services unanimously endorsed PHCS’ plans to relocate, and granted a certificate of need.

Architectural rendering of Oncology treatment stations




Preliminary design work for the new UMCP began.

PHCS hosted an Emergency Preparedness Design Workshop with the New Jersey Hospital Association, soliciting input from emergency experts on best practices for building a new hospital with the flexibility to deal with a variety of disaster scenarios.




After a thorough and thoughtful process, PHCS Board of Trustees approved a strategic plan to build an entirely new hospital and health campus on land close to the existing site.

A site was chosen for the new UMCP at U.S. 1 and Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro.

Logo: Princeton HealthCare System

Laerdal SimMan Universal Patient Simulator Technology




Introduction of Princeton HealthCare System as the new name of the healthcare system.

The Medical Center at Princeton changed its name to University Medical Center at Princeton to reflect its role as a teaching hospital and affiliation with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center established.

First NJ hospital with Laerdal SimMan Universal Patient Simulator Technology.

Radiation Oncology Services acquired country's most advanced Linear Accelerator.




Inpatient dialysis unit opened.

Radiologists Bill Green and Art Fein present Ed Gwazda and Dickie Ann Boal-Johnson with their department's gift.




Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) unit installed




Cardiac catheterization lab opened.

Princeton Caregivers established.




A new 6-story building completed to replace the former hospital building that was built in 1926.




Princeton Surgical Center opened.



Supportive Care Program (Hospice) founded.




The Medical Center at Princeton Foundation established.

Dr. Joel Deitz teaches residents and medical students from a patient's bedside. c1980-89




Princeton Hospital changed its name to The Medical Center at Princeton.

Medical Center became a teaching affiliate of Rutgers Medical School (now Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School).

Princeton House, c 1970's; Dr. Henry W. Ratliff and Dr. S. Sutton Hamilton.     1971

Princeton House Behavioral Health established.


J Building opened, offering new laboratory and radiology services.




Department of Emergency Services established.




Department of HomeCare established.




Intensive Care Unit established.

Merwick, circa 1957




Merwick Nursing Home opened.

Einstein in 1947. Public Domain. Photograph by Orren Jack Turner, Princeton, N.J. Modified with Photoshop by PM_Poon and later by Dantadd. - This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID cph.3b46036.




Albert Einstein died at Princeton Hospital at age 76.




The first FETE, sponsored by the Auxiliary, was held to benefit the hospital.

Merwick, an estate which had belonged to a former Episcopal bishop of NJ, was donated to the hospital by his son Thomas S. Matthews.


Princeton Hospital became a 138-bed hospital with the completion of its new wing.




Penicillin was administered at Princeton Hospital for the first time.




A group of Princeton Hospital volunteers was established and a First Aid Unit (ambulance service) was formed by local firefighters.





Pediatrician Jeannette Munroe, M.D. became the first female physician to join the hospital staff.




New, expanded hospital opened, with 56 beds, an operating room, a delivery room and 12 bassinets.





Hospital purchased its first x-ray machine.




Converted farmhouse opened as Princeton's first hospital.




Moses Taylor Pyne donated 5 acres on Witherspoon St. for the hospital site.

Flu epidemic made a temporary hospital necessary.

Community raised funds to support the establishment of a new hospital.