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University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro

The University Medical Center of Princeton opened its new medical center this week, the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP), completing a $447 million project. Princeton HealthCare System announced on Tuesday that 110 patients from the University Medical Center at Princeton had bee safely transferred to the new hospital via ambulance. In an open letter from Barry S. Rabner, President and CEO of Princeton HealthCare System, had this to say of the new medical center:

“During the past nine years, countless questions have been asked by thousands of people and the one question I continue to think about is ‘Why did our community make this extraordinary investment?’

“The answer is critical because it tells us what is expected of us. I thought we answered the question when it was asked by the department of health, township councils, planning boards, neighbors, medical staff, employees, donors, reporters, bankers and advocacy groups representing everyone from seniors to children and the uninsured.

“Our answer always included the need to:

• Address increased demand for care from a growing and aging population
• Accommodate changes in technology
• Introduce new clinical programs and services
• Improve clinical outcomes
• Improve patient and family satisfaction with their care
• Reduce costs.”

UMCPP, consisting of approximately 630,000 square feet of interior space on 50 acres, is the cornerstone of a 171-acre healthcare campus 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 other uses enhancing the health well-being of Central Jersey residents, such as the possibility of a pediatric services center, health and fitness center, long-term care facility, and assisted living facility. UMCPP was designed by team of world-leading architects and consultants including Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum (HOK) and RMJM Hillier.

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