Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
|Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital|
|Location|| • One Robert Wood Johnson Place, New Brunswick, New Jersey
• 110 Rehill Avenue, Somerville, New Jersey, United States
|Affiliated university||Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University|
|Standards||American College of Surgeons|
|Emergency department||Level I trauma center|
|Helipad||FAA LID: 9NJ4|
|Founded||1885 New Brunswick, New Jersey, United Statesin|
|Lists||Hospitals in New Jersey|
The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is an American 965-bed hospital with campuses in New Brunswick (Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick), and Somerville, New Jersey (Somerset Medical Center), and serves as a flagship hospital of RWJBarnabas Health.
RWJUH New Brunswick is the flagship cancer hospital of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the principal hospital of Rutgers University's Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Its Centers of Excellence include cardiovascular care from minimally invasive heart surgery to transplantation, cancer care, and women's and children's care including The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at RWJUH, which has several areas of pediatric care. The hospital is also a Level 1 trauma center and serves as a national resource in its ground-breaking approaches to emergency preparedness.
The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital was founded as the New Brunswick City Hospital in 1884,[clarification needed] but it changed its name to the John Wells Memorial Hospital in 1889 when community leader and volunteer Grace Tileston Wells donated a building at the corner of Somerset and Division streets in honor of her late husband, John Wells. That first small building was expanded in 1916 to accommodate the growing area and renamed Middlesex General Hospital. In 1958, an addition to the hospital was built that housed the first vascular lab in New Jersey, an intensive care unit, cardiopulmonary lab, a thirteen-room operating suite, and increased the number of beds by 287. At this time, the Department of Clinical Research was established, X-ray technician training began, and the hospital auxiliary was founded.
In 2015, Barnabas Health and Robert Wood Johnson Health System signed an agreement which outlines the merger between these two health systems. Once complete, the transaction would create New Jersey's largest health care system and one of the largest in the nation. The New Jersey Attorney General must review the deal before it is official, with the expectation that the merger would be completed in 2016. On March 30, 2016, the two health systems officially merged and formed RWJBarnabas.
Additionally in 2015, The Laurie Proton Therapy Center, home to the world's third MEVION S250 Proton Therapy System (which provides proton therapy), opened at Robert Wood Johnson University New Brunswick.
Awards and recognition
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RWJUH New Brunswick has been ranked among the best hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report seven times and has been selected by the publication as a high-performing hospital in several specialties. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital has also ranked among the nation's Best Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for three consecutive years. The American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer has rated RWJUH among the nation's best comprehensive cancer centers and the hospital's Comprehensive Stroke Center is certified by the Joint Commission to provide complex stroke care. Harvard University researchers, in a study commissioned by The Commonwealth Fund, identified RWJUH as one of the top-ten hospitals in the nation for clinical quality. RWJUH is also a four-time recipient of the Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence. The Institute for Diversity and Health Management, an American Hospital Association (AHA) affiliate, has recognized RWJUH as a "Best in Class" hospital for diversity management and addressing health disparities.
RWJUH Somerset is nationally recognized as a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence. Its Steeplechase Cancer Center is designated as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer – a distinction achieved by only one in four hospitals nationwide that treat cancer patients. The Joint Surgery Institute at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset has earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for total knee- and total hip-replacement surgery. The medical center is designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. It is one of nine Medical Coordination Centers established by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services to coordinate communication among emergency responders during a disaster situation.
Mission and vision
The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's mission is to improve the health and well-being of the patients and communities it serves by:
- Fostering an environment of excellence in all areas including the provision of the highest quality, evidenced based patient care in collaboration with the hospital’s health care professionals
- Advancing patient care by the diffusion of medical knowledge
- Facilitating medical discovery that improves patient care
- Promoting and engaging in community outreach activities to enhance the health of the residents of our region
- Exhibiting stewardship of all available resources
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's vision, in partnership with Rutgers University's Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is to be a leading, nationally distinguished academic medical center.
- Areas of Care, Bristol Myers
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- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
- Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Program
- The Cardiovascular Center Of Excellence
- Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Center at New Brunswick
- The Level 1 Trauma Center
- The Robert Wood Health System
- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Echocardiography Laboratory - Internet Journal