Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, previously Newark Beth Israel Hospital, is the largest hospital in Newark, New Jersey. It was run under auspices of the Newark Jewish Community and its suburban successors from its inception in 1900-1901 until its purchase by the St Barnabas Health System in 1996. The medical center is a 505 bed general medical and surgical hospital and had 23,088 admissions in the last year data was made available. In 2011, the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center was ranked among the top 50 hospitals in the United States for specialty care in cardiology and heart surgery. and the following year remained highly ranked but not in the top 50 hospitals nationwide.