Perry Memorial Hospital is a designated critical access hospital providing basic, primary care through inpatient care, ancillary services, and specialty clinics to local residents.
Perry Memorial Hospital has over 100 physicians on staff with privileges and state-of-the-art medical equipment. The hospital offers a 24-hour physician staffed Emergency Department, Intensive Care, Inpatient and Outpatient Surgery, Rehabilitation Services, Pain Management, Laboratory and Radiology, Respiratory Care, Sleep Lab, Orthopedic and Sports Medicine, Endoscopy and Special Procedures and Ambulatory Care.
It is the Mission of Perry Memorial Hospital to provide compassionate, quality health services to the people and communities we serve.
We welcome inquiries from physicians who are interested in joining our medical team.
Visit our website to learn more about our opportunities.
Princeton is an active city located 2 hours west of Chicago on Interstate 80. We have much to offer with many activities and seasonal festivals. Our 2 downtown retail districts offer a step back in time with a variety of specialty shops and businesses. Whether you are visiting for a day, a week, or a lifetime, all of us in Princeton welcomes you. But, Princeton is much more than just friendly: we've got a flair for the arts, an interesting & quirky History, year-round festivals & exciting events, nature trails, & parks, and a unique Main Street that offers fun, food and affordable shopping treasures.
Throughout the year, Princeton festivals and events will give you dozens of reasons to visit! Each year, our Homestead Festival, a celebration of the Owen Lovejoy Homestead's remarkable place in history, is held during the second weekend in September. The weekend's activities include live music, an arts and craft show and market, a BBQ rib cook-off, a 5k, and more! The Bureau County Fairgrounds offers events like the Covered Bridge Quilt Show, the Sauk Trail Gun Show, Second Sunday Flea Markets, Nightmare on Fairgrounds Road, the Demolition Derby, and in August the Bureau County Fair, one of our state's longest-running county fairs!
During the late spring and summer months, the Farmers Market at Darius Miller Park provides fresh locally-grown fruits and vegetables, preserves and jams, and baked goods. Also through the summer, Festival 56 provides a wonderful range of theatrical events from comedies and musicals to dramas, as well as Shakespeare in the Park performances on Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings.
Shopping in Princeton is an experience you haven't had anywhere else because Princeton is a wonderful one-of-a-kind shopping town! There are no national chain stores, none of the market-driven sales and promotions that you've seen in the malls again and again. Every little store in Princeton is unique, and in most of them, it's the owners themselves who will be right there serving you. Local artisans, from potters to woodworkers to jewelry artists, sell their handmade products in local stores. You can even arrange for a lesson to make your own bowl or vase on a potter's wheel.
Princeton's rural setting affords visitors ample opportunity to peruse their favorite outdoor or recreational activity. Whether you are a fitness buff, an outdoorsman, or simply wish to pack up the picnic basket and share a wonderful afternoon outside with the family, our community and the surrounding countryside provide a variety of parks and waterways perfect for any manner of outdoor activity including golf, biking, jogging, hunting, fishing, canoeing, and more. Princeton Park District, maintains over 192 acres of parks, the Bureau County Metro Center, and the public outdoor Alexander Swimming Pool. The Bureau County Metro Center is a 50,000 square-foot recreation center featuring a full-size gymnasium, 25-yard indoor swimming pool, racquetball courts, weight room, running and walking track, and more. Now including over 90 miles of surfaced bike trails, 70 miles of equestrian trails, 150 miles of scenic hiking trails, and 90 miles of snowmobile trails, the Hennepin Canal Parkway has become a favorite destination for cyclists, horseback riders, hikers and sledders alike and is an exceptional spot for fishing, birding, canoeing and a wealth of other outdoor activities. Zearing Park is a sprawling 72-acre park on the southeast corner of Princeton where you can find 3 baseball fields, shelters, picnic and barbecue areas, sand volleyball, horseshoe pits, playground, and concession stand.
Located in the heart of Bureau County, Princeton is as easy to reach as it is to enjoy. From points north, south, east and west, Princeton lies near major interstate through fares and is an easy drive from Peoria, Quad Cities, Rockford and Chicago. Amtrak makes several stops at Princeton's faithfully restored depot throughout the day and is a designated stop on the Carl Sandberg train.