Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset

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RWJUH at Somerset
Location Somerville, New Jersey, United States
Coordinates 40°34′05″N 74°35′42″W / 40.5681°N 74.5950°W / 40.5681; -74.5950
Funding Non-profit hospital
Affiliated university Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Standards American Hospital Association, Joint Commission
Emergency department Level III trauma center
Beds 355
Founded 1901
Lists Hospitals in New Jersey

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, located in Somerville, New Jersey, is a nationally accredited, 355-bed regional medical center providing a variety of comprehensive emergency, medical/surgical and rehabilitative services to Central New Jersey residents.

RWJUH-Somerset is a major clinical affiliate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS). The medical center operates a family medicine residency program and hosts residents from RWJMS specializing in obstetrics/gynecology, psychiatry and other specialties. Somerset Medical center's 650-member medical and dental staff represents all major medical and surgical specialties and has one of the highest percentages of board-certified doctors in New Jersey. The medical center ranks in the top 20 percent of hospitals in New Jersey in the number of cardiac procedures performed.

The medical center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and is a member of the American Hospital Association, New Jersey Hospital Association and the New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals. It is a clinical research affiliate of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The medical center is licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Somerset Medical Center recently completed the largest facility expansion project in its history, which includes a new emergency department, new inpatient oncology and surgical pavilions and expanded surgical suites. The $25 million Steeplechase Cancer Center, which opened in January 2007, brings together all outpatient cancer services in one location in Somerset County for the first time.[1]

Since the 1950s, race proceeds of those attending the Far Hills Races have gone to fund the Steeplechase Cancer Center at Somerset Medical Center, raising more than $17 million through 2007.[2]


Somerset Hospital was founded at a house on Main Street in 1901 as a 12-bed facility with a staff of 10 doctors. This converted residential home remained the location of the hospital until 1925 when the current building was completed. Additional wings were added to the hospital in 1946 and 1963, the hospital was renamed in 1978 led to Somerset Medical Center [3] As June 1, 2014, Somerset Medical Center completed its merger with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ and was renamed to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset as a campus in Somerville, NJ in Somerset County in New Jersey. [4]


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