Princeton Community Hospital opened as a 156-bed acute care general hospital on December 20, 1970. The hospital was chartered as a non-profit organization with its own board of directors to establish and plan for future health care services.
In 1975, the north and south wings were constructed to provide additional space for more than a dozen different departments. Upon completion in 1978, the increased space and procurement of more equipment enabled the hospital to greatly expand its diagnostic capabilities and become licensed as a 211-bed acute care facility.
PCH expanded its Day Surgery Department in 1992, tripling its capacity. The department enables PCH to offer effective procedures without lengthy hospital stays, ultimately providing patients with faster recovery times and significantly lower hospital bills.