Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) built a state-of-the-art replacement facility for University Medical Center at Princeton (UMCP) in 2012. The new hospital was designed with the following goals in mind: to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes, enhance patient satisfaction, provide convenience and privacy, and attain cost effectiveness.
Physicians and members of the nursing staff have increased opportunities for patient interaction due to operational efficiencies created by a new, state-of-the-art-designed hospital. Advances in healthcare technology and new approaches to eradicating disease are introduced every day, and the new facility is well equipped and ready to implement these continuing, important changes as soon as they become available to patients. All patient rooms are private and designed to enhance patient safety and comfort. In addition, the entire facility is family friendly, designed to provide privacy and close access to patients.
The project architect is HOK/Hillier.
- Watkins, N., Lorenz, S., & Naos, I. (2010). The functional mock-up: The University Medical Center at Princeton inpatient room mock-up project. Healthcare Design, 10(3), 20–27. “University Medical Center at Princeton's (UMCP) decision to create a mock-up room for research-related purposes testifies to the Princeton Healthcare System's ongoing commitment to excellence and its patients. The mock-up is a replica of the proposed standard medical-surgical inpatient room for the replacement hospital.”