In a recent interview, Mark Jones shared upcoming plans for the new University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro:
“We’ve put a lot of effort into designing and building our new hospital, but now the real work begins. At the end of the day, what matters is the quality of the care, the clinical outcomes, and the patients’ and families’ experience when they are here.
You’ll notice when you enter the hospital that we’ve organized programmatically into key Centers of Care. Now that we have the physical resources in place, we are focusing our energies on expanding the clinical programs and services we offer. In Cardiac Care, we will be able and ready to attract additional superior clinical staff to eventually provide elective angioplasty, a cardiac catheterization procedure to reduce the risk of major cardiac emergencies for patients with stable coronary artery disease. Because our new hospital is adjacent to a major highway, we can now consider developing our trauma services. In maternity care, we have built the capability for a higher level of neonatal intensive care. We have a great new surgical facility to accommodate minimally invasive surgical interventions using robotic and laparoscopic technologies. There is a tremendous amount of physician interest in these areas, and we will be preparing Certificate of Need applications in pursuit of these programs.
Our building was designed for clinical and operational efficiencies, so part of our work over the next few years will be to make sure we achieve this, through enhanced care coordination and integration of information technology, so that we can provide value to the community. Our goal is to be one of the most efficient providers of health care in the region, and even nationally. Our new campus gives us the ability to do this and so much more.”
Article as seen in Foundation News Fall 2012.