University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP) is the cornerstone of a 171-acre healthcare campus off Route 1, extending from Scudders Mill Road to Plainsboro Road and from Plainsboro Road to the Millstone River, in the community of Plainsboro Township, N.J. The health campus includes a new hospital, attached medical office building, education center, skilled nursing facility, and park. Other uses that will help to enhance the health well-being of Central Jersey residents include a health and fitness center, long-term care facility and assisted living facility, and the possibility of a pediatric services center.
Established in 1919, the new University Medical Center of Princeton facility has 231 single patient rooms with welcoming décor and amenities that reduce stress and anxiety, while minimizing hospital-acquired infections, improving patient safety, enhancing privacy, improving communications and confidentiality, and speeding recovery. As a University Hospital Affiliate of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and an affiliate of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, University Medical Center of Princeton integrates our care with advanced technologies, diagnostics and treatment protocols. UMCP is also a member of the Association of American Medical College's prestigious Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems (COTH).
In July 2009, UMCP entered into an exciting partnership with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to enhance pediatric services available at the hospital through pediatric emergency consultation, inpatient pediatric care and neonatal care, as part of CHOP Newborn & Pediatric Care at UMCP. Since September 2011, University Medical Center of Princeton has partnered with Penn Medicine to offer advanced care for expectant mothers in need of specialized services and round-the-clock access to board certified obstetricians, maternal fetal medicine specialists, anesthesiologists, neonatologists and pediatricians, through Penn Maternal Fetal Medicine at UMCP.
Indicative of our exceptional clinical care, UMCP was named one of the nation’s Top Performers for the third straight year on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America. The Joint Commission recognizes accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals that attain and sustain excellence in accountability measure performance. UMCP is one of only 182 hospitals in the United States to earn this recognition from The Joint Commission three years in a row.
UMCP has earned national accreditation recognizing the excellence of its full spectrum of breast care, from preventive services such as mammography to the most advanced cancer treatments. The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons, awarded the three-year full accreditation to the breast care services provided at UMCP and the UMCP Breast Health Center in East Windsor.
In addition to this recognition, UMCP is a state-recognized Primary Stroke Center. We also have a skilled medical staff that includes a high percentage of board certified physicians.
In November 2012, UMCP achieved Magnet® status, the highest institutional recognition available for nursing excellence.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, developed the Magnet Recognition Program® to acknowledge superior patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. UMCP is one of 395 Magnet-recognized organizations, that represent less than 5 percent of hospitals nationwide.
University Medical Center of Princeton is committed to Redefining Care by continually enhancing the quality of the care we provide and improving the health of the communities we serve.