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Contact: Horace Winchester

PRINCETON PLACE UNDERGOING $2 MILLION REMODEL (click here to download press release)

Albuquerque, N.M.  – September 16, 2011 – Princeton Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, rated 5-stars by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and rated as one the top nursing homes in New Mexico by US News and World Reports started a major remodeling project earlier this month.   WW Healthcare, an Albuquerque-based company specializing in the administration of post-acute healthcare facilities and associated ancillary services, will invest $2 million remodeling its flagship property, Princeton Place, the largest skilled nursing center in the Southwest.

“Last year we surveyed our patients, patients’ families as well as discharge managers at several local hospitals,” explains Horace Winchester, CEO of WW Healthcare.  “We found out what to improve from those who use and recommend our facility and now we are implementing those suggestions.  We are proud to invest in Albuquerque and even prouder to improve our resident’s home and provide our staff and community with a high-end care facility of which they can be proud.”

Areas that will be improved during the remodel include:

• All resident rooms (new paint, flooring, bedding and window treatments),
• Resident care areas (dining rooms, day rooms and nurses stations).
• The main entrance, front and rear office areas. 
• The physical therapy gym
• Plans include adding a Chapel in the front office area

WW Healthcare’s improvements aren’t all physical – some are investments in new technology and information systems at Princeton Place.  The facility’s phone system has been upgraded providing residents with direct dial phones in their rooms.  A new time and attendance system has also been installed improving scheduling for better patient care.  Finally, a state-of-the-art paperless patient care system, PointClickCare, was added earlier this year to enhance the tracking and monitoring of patient care.”
“We’ve taken a giant step forward at Princeton Place by implementing an internal survey system allowing us to survey residents and their families, gather candid feedback and promote better continuity of care with our interdisciplinary team,” says Winchester.  “We find that our patients are more comfortable and more content when they know we are responding to their feedback.”

The architect for the remodel is Richard Rappuhn with Cauwels & Stuve Construction & Design.  General Contractor is DPC Construction in partnership with G-Ten Construction and Ray’s Flooring.  Invacare Interior Designs has been retained to coordinate the interior design. Financing has been provided by Community Trust Bank, Ruston, L.A. 

As noted above, several of the upgrades have already occurred at Princeton Place.  The physical remodeling is scheduled to begin on September 26 and be completed in mid-January.  

Princeton Place is the largest skilled nursing center in the Southwest with 369 beds. The campus is divided into six individual 60 bed units with each unit having its own nursing staff, recreation room and dining area. Because of the size of the facility, Princeton Place is able to offer amenities that smaller facilities do not; such as an on-site pharmacy, on-site physician and a remarkable rehabilitation team complete with on-site respiratory therapists.  Princeton Place is located at 500 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108 and on the web at







Princeton Place Remodel

Princeton Place Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center undergoes a $2 Million Remodel. After surveying patients and patient families and discharge managers at local hospitals, we found out what needed to be improved. Read More >>