Helping design standard surgical rooms at a new hospital and providing support to acquire recommended equipment to improve patient care

Although the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation became a national philanthropy in 1972 and has operated on a national scale since then, it also has continued funding a limited number of local institutions and projects in the New Brunswick area and throughout New Jersey. It does so in part to honor the legacy of its founder, and in part to recognize the special responsibilities to the communities and the state in which it is located.This grant supports the development of a mock-up of a medical-surgical room to inform plans for completion of the replacement hospital that the University Medical Center at Princeton (UMCP) is building in Plainsboro, N.J. Although the steel beams of the structure have been erected, much work remains before occupancy of the state-of-the-art hospital in December 2011. The mock-up, at the current hospital, will help UMCP decide on the equipment and furniture necessary for the 238 private surgical rooms to improve the quality and safety of patient care and enhance the work environment for care providers. The project will also contribute to the national body of knowledge on evidence-based hospital decision-making, equipment and furnishings to improve patient care.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $2,800,000.00

Awarded on: 1/29/2010

Time frame: 2/15/2010 - 11/30/2012

Grant Number: 67203


Princeton HealthCare System

253 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08540-3211


Susan G. Lorenz
Project Director