Princeton Healthcare System has completed the merger with Penn Medicine first announced in summer, 2016. (U.S. 1, July 20, 2016.)
Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) and its affiliates, including University Medical Center of Princeton, Princeton House Behavioral Health, Princeton HomeCare, and the Princeton Medicine Physician Network, are now part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
As part of this transaction, the names of PHCS and its affiliates will change. The system will be Penn Medicine Princeton Health. The hospital’s new name will be Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center.
“The joining together of Princeton HealthCare System and Penn Medicine represents an exciting new chapter in Penn Medicine’s growth. PHCS has an impressive reputation for providing high-quality care to patients close to home, and innovating in many types of community-based health and wellness initiatives,” said Ralph W. Muller, CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. “Now we can offer a powerful partnership to patients throughout the region PHCS serves, continuing the services they already depend on, coupled with access to world-class care for complex conditions and innovative clinical trials available at Penn Medicine.”
“This is a significant day in our history, and we look forward to being an even stronger organization, clinically and financially, as we continue to fulfill our almost century-old mission of serving this community,” said PHCS President and CEO Barry S. Rabner. “We could not ask for a better partner than Penn Medicine. Members of our community will continue to receive high-quality care right here, close to home. They also will benefit from easier access to the latest medical breakthroughs, clinical trials, cutting-edge technologies and specialized clinical expertise —both here and elsewhere in the Penn Medicine system.”
PHCS employs approximately 3,000 staff and has an active medical staff of nearly 1,300 physicians.
Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center, 1 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro 08536. 609-853-7000. Barry Rabner, president. www.princetonhcs.org.