Capital Health Announces Name of Birthing Center
July 19, 2011
Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell names birthing center in honor of well-known Mercer County resident Josephine Plumeri.
Trenton, NJ - Capital Health recently celebrated the dedication of the birthing center at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell in honor of well-known Mercer County resident Josephine Plumeri, thanks to the generosity of her sons, Joseph, Samuel and Paul.
“The Plumeri family is widely recognized in our community for its public service and charitable support. Capital Health is proud to have enjoyed a decades-long relationship with the family, beginning with the birth of all three brothers at McKinley Hospital, now Capital Health Regional Medical Center,” said Al Maghazehe, president and CEO of Capital Health.
“The Josephine Plumeri Birthing Center will offer new mothers the excellent maternity services for which Capital Health is known, in a brand new, beautiful and welcoming environment. No detail has been overlooked,” said Maghazehe. “It is fitting that we dedicate this birthing center in honor of one of Mercer County’s most well-known mothers.”
“The naming of the birthing center after my mother is important to me both personally and professionally,” said Samuel J. Plumeri, chairman of the Capital Health Board of Directors. “The Center will provide a high level of care for newborns that is only surpassed by the kind of love and support that my brothers and I received from our mother. And as chairman of the board of directors for the region’s highest level maternity services, I think it’s important for the residents of Mercer County to have a state-of-the-art birthing center like this that combines advanced medicine with experienced, kindhearted physicians, nurses and staff.”
Capital Health recently celebrated the dedication of the Birthing Center at Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell
in honor of the well-known Mercer County resident Josephine Plumeri (seated), thanks to the generosity of her sons,
Samuel, Paul, and Joseph (pictured left to right)
“Our family is very privileged to have been raised by a loving and dedicated mother, who always put her family first,” said Joseph Plumeri, “and we chose to honor her with the naming of the birthing center here at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell because it’s our sincerest wish for all the babies who are born here to have the same type of nurturing environment that we did.”
Family and friends joined Mrs. Plumeri for the dedication in late June, which was timed to coincide with her 97th birthday.
Mrs. Plumeri’s sons have each distinguished themselves in their respective fields.
Joseph serves as Chairman and CEO of Willis Group, the third largest insurance brokerage in the world, after completing a 32-year career with Citigroup and its predecessors. He is the co-owner of the Trenton Thunder, which plays in Samuel J. Plumeri, Sr. field, named in honor of his father. He also funded the construction of Plumeri Park, the home of the College of William & Mary baseball team. He has also made multi-million gifts to both the College of William & Mary and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Sam serves as vice chairman of the New Jersey State Parole Board (NJSB), a role where he oversees the Operations Unit, which includes Special Operations, Gang Unit, Intelligence and the JTTF. He also supervises the Office of Professional Standards which conducts investigations of employee misconduct. Vice Chairman Plumeri serves on the Executive Board of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force. He also serves on the Regional Operations Intelligence Center Governance Board. Prior to joining the NJSPB, he served as Superintendent of Police and Director of Public Safety for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He began his career as a police officer in Trenton and later won election as Mercer County Sherriff.
The youngest son, Paul, is a recognized blues guitarist and singer who leads the Paul Plumeri Blues Band. He has been a fixture in the blues arena in New Jersey and greater Philadelphia for more than four decades. In addition to performing in his own band, he is a private guitar and voice instructor.
The family patriarch, Samuel J. Plumeri, Sr., who passed away in 1998, was a businessman who also served as a Trenton City Commissioner. He was co-owner of the Trenton Thunder baseball team and credited with bringing minor league baseball to Trenton. He was also a leader in Mercer County politics and the community.