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This article was prepared for the April 27, 2005
issue of U.S. 1 Newspaper. All rights reserved.
Between the Lines
Last week was Directory Week at U.S. 1 and the vast majority of the
companies have received the 2005 edition of this business-to-business
resource guide. And we have received our first official correction,
which we will air in public here and now so that others of you who
notice discrepancies in your listings will be encouraged to send in
the corrected information.
The first correction arrived by E-mail from John J. Lynch of Lynch &
Lynch, Certified Public Accountants, at 28 Taylor Road, RD 4,
"We’ve just received our new Business Directory and I noticed the fax
number is our old number. I know in the past you would contact us by
fax to update our info, but that would not have worked since our fax
number changed. I know it’s too late for this year but please change
our fax number for the future as follows:
Lynch & Lynch, fax: 732-274-0529 (formerly 732-329-0494).
We are happy to make the change, and we encourage others who want to
update or correct their information to notify us ASAP – no need to
wait for the next deadline.
About that "vast majority" we mentioned in the first sentence above:
After several months of editing and production, the 2005 Directory
arrived in our parking lot several hours ahead of schedule on Tuesday,
April 19. Little did we know that Wednesday, April 20, would be the
day of the multiple accidents that tied up traffic leading into the
Route 1 corridor for hours. By the end of the day we had all but
several hundred stops covered – we will follow up with more Directory
deliveries this Wednesday, April 27.
After today, there are still several options for obtaining a book. See
(www.princetoninfo.com/director.html) for details.
The University Medical Center of Princeton in searching for an
appropriate location that must take into account availability, access,
convenience, and support from the local community. In "redefining
care" the hospital is necessarily guided by changes in public and
private medical insurance coverage, as well as medical practice.
Health care delivery systems are changing rapidly, and any new
facility will be designed to accommodate the new practices.
One premier location that stands out is the Forrestal property on the
Princeton side of Route 1 and the northbound side of College Road.
There is sufficient land available, 50 to 100 acres, to build a full
service medical center with room for expansion, and preserved open
space. Moreover the existing facilities at Forrestal Village
complement a medical center. They include the Westin Hotel and
Windrows Nursing Home and Assisted Living facility. The Forrestal
Village shopping center is ideally suited for doctor’s offices,
laboratories, ambulatory surgery centers, physical therapy, and
associated services, with ample parking. These existing facilities,
recently built, will provide substantial economies over the building
of new structures for the same purpose.
There are many additional reasons for the appropriateness of this
location. Since some 80 percent of the patients of the Princeton
Health Care System live east of Route 1, it is easily accessible to
this client base. Automobiles and ambulances can quickly and easily
reach this site from the New Jersey Turnpike, Exit 8A, via Route 522,
or from East and West Windsor and Plainsboro via Dey Road and Scudders
Mill Road. The Hightstown bypass at Turnpike Exit 8 also has ready
access to this location. If Route 92 is constructed it will be right
there. For Princeton residents this location is easier to reach than
any other site suggested near Route 1.
The hotel is a vital component, for as patients come for treatment and
surgery, a hotel provides housing for pre-admission and pre-operative
testing and preparation. Current insurance policy does not fund
hospital stays for pre-operative procedures, or a preparation day in
the hospital. Consequently patients for planned major surgery are
often asked to sign in to the hospital at 2 or 3 a.m. so that
preparation procedures can be started. This is the policy at Robert
Wood Johnson Medical Center. Access to a hotel on the hospital campus
makes this more convenient both for the patient and the attending
I discovered this when my husband had various procedures prior to
cardiac bypass surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital,
which has a hotel attached by a bridge. We stayed at the hotel before
each procedure, and I was able to stay during his surgery and
recovery. Many major medical centers provide this essential service.
Princeton University owns the property surrounding the Forrestal
Center, and has expressed an interest in working with the hospital to
resolve its location problems over a period of many years. Some
mutually satisfactory arrangement may be possible for exchange or
barter of land and hospital and Merwick.
This property is not only available, but it is some of the most
beautiful landscape in the region. The mature plantings of the
"windrows" create an esthetic space that has intact long vistas and
rolling meadows, with a viewscape looking over the village of Kingston
with its church steeples, to the Sourland mountains. Few properties
can provide such a healing environment in combination with making
possible a great research hospital.
An energy efficient building using environmentally sensitive design as
proposed in the LEED protocol would be a first in New Jersey. Solar
and wind power, deep earth heat pumps, and other technologies that
reduce our dependence on fossil fuel could be a national model for
conservation and innovative technology, reduce costs, and provide a
Competition exists among hospitals for relocation sites, with two
center vying for location in Lawrenceville. In Trenton Capital Health
Systems, St. Francis, and RWJ-Hamilton are competing for space and
approval for services, and state certificates of need.
Suggested in the past, new conditions now make it an ideal site to
build a Princeton health care system to "provide the finest healthcare
facilities in the decades ahead."
Rosemary Miles Blair
1108 Kingston Road, Princeton
I just finished reading an on-line article by Barbara Fox dated
December 16, 1998, regarding the Enamelon Company. I have used
Enamelon toothpaste and want to get some more but cannot find a place
to buy it anywhere. I saw somewhere that it is now called Arm & Hammer
Enamel Care. I can’t find that either. I don’t even know if that is a
true statement anyhow.
I have called the telephone number of the CEO of Enamelon, as per the
article and that is no longer a valid number. Can you possibly provide
any information about the Enamelon company and whether or not it has
been taken over by a larger company? Thank you.
Editor’s note: The Enamelon company was indeed sold to Church &
Dwight, and that toothpaste is being marketed as Arm & Hammer Enamel
Care. Other readers have commented that they believe that formula
brightens their smiles.
While I support our troops, I believe it is time to end the misleading
recruiting practices of our military.
The military has started distributing video games in an effort to
connect with young people. These games make war seem like a lot of
fun, something that can be easily controlled, and if you get killed
just hit the reset button! In real life, dying or having your arm or
leg blown off is nothing like a video game. It’s for real, and it’s
permanent. Is a few thousand dollars for college three or four years
down the road worth dying for?
30 Millbrook Drive,
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