Saint Peter's University Hospital

Coordinates: 40°30′05″N 74°27′35″W / 40.5013°N 74.4596°W / 40.5013; -74.4596
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Saint Peter's University Hospital
Saint Peter's University Hospital - pictured from left to right: CARES Surgicenter, Women & Children's Pavilion, Hospital, ER, Medical Office Building and Parking Deck.
LocationNew Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
Coordinates40°30′05″N 74°27′35″W / 40.5013°N 74.4596°W / 40.5013; -74.4596
Care systemMedicare
Charity care
Private insurance
Affiliated universityRutgers University
SpecialityTeaching hospital
ListsHospitals in New Jersey

Saint Peter's University Hospital (SPUH) is a Roman Catholic hospital on Easton Avenue in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The hospital is a member of the Saint Peter's Healthcare System, Inc., a New Jersey nonprofit corporation sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen.


Saint Peter's University Hospital is a non-profit, 478-licensed-bed acute care teaching hospital. Saint Peter's has been designated by the state of New Jersey as a Specialty Acute Care Children's Hospital, Regional Perinatal Center, and Stroke Center[1][2] that operates one of the largest maternity services in New Jersey and in the country.

The hospital is a major clinical affiliate of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences,[3] providing full-time training to as many as 60 students in their third or fourth years of medical school, and has a clinical affiliation with The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.[4]

The woman and children's pavilion of Saint Peters University Hospital


Saint Peter's University Hospital opened in 1907 as a 25-bed hospital on Somerset and Hardenburgh streets in New Brunswick. Saint Peter's moved to its current location at 254 Easton Avenue in New Brunswick in 1929 as a 125-bed facility. In 1959, a three-wing 349-bed addition was constructed. In 1976, a five-story tower containing the emergency department, radiology department, operating and recovery suite, and a 40-bed nursing unit was completed. In 1991, The Women and Children's Pavilion was added. In 1999 the Center for Ambulatory Resources (CARES) building was constructed. New Telemetry, Maternity and Oncology units were completed in 2008.[5]

In late 2019, it was announced that the leaders of RWJBarnabas Health and the leaders of Saint Peter's Healthcare System signed a letter of intent to explore a merger.[6][7][8] The preliminary plan calls for significant investments in Saint Peter's by RWJBarnabas Health to help expand the outpatient services currently provided by Saint Peter's.[9][10] Saint Peter's would remain a Catholic hospital and continue its sponsorship by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen.[11][12][13] According to administrations from both hospitals, the two parties have been in discussions for a while and believe they could both benefit from the merger.[14][15] The merger would also strengthen education services provided at the two already Rutgers affiliated hospitals.[16]

On September 10, 2020, it was announced that the health systems had signed a definitive agreement that the two systems would merge.[17][18] The merger would create the largest academic medical center in the state. After the signing of the agreement, the potential partnership began a period of review by state and federal regulatory agencies.[19][20][21] The Federal Trade Commission announced on June 2, 2022, that they are suing to block the merger.[22]

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  1. ^ Directory Listing
  2. ^ NJ Department of Health and Senior Services Archived 2011-08-18 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
  4. ^ The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  5. ^ Formica, Palma E.; Nayan K. Kothari (2009). A Century of Caring. Saint Peter's Healthcare System. ISBN 978-1-61539-260-5.
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  7. ^, Susan K. Livio | NJ Advance Media for (2019-12-16). "Catholic hospital could merge with RWJBarnabas Health, one of N.J.'s largest chains". nj. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
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  9. ^ Baldwin, Carly (2019-12-16). "Saint Peter's, RWJBarnabas Sign Letter Exploring Partnership". New Brunswick, NJ Patch. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  10. ^ Vogt, Erin. "NJ hospital merger 'explored' by Saint Peter's & RWJBarnabas". New Jersey 101.5. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
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  13. ^ O'DONNELL, CHUCK (16 December 2019). "RWJUH, St. Peter's Agreement in the Works". TAPinto. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  14. ^ "RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter's Healthcare take first step toward potential partnership". Healthcare Finance News. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  15. ^ "Saint Peter's signs LOI to join with RWJBarnabas Health". ROI-NJ. 2019-12-16. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  16. ^ December 17, John Jordan |; AM, 2019 at 06:34. "St. Peter's Healthcare and RWJBarnabas Health Discuss Strategic Partnership". GlobeSt. Retrieved 2020-04-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  17. ^ O'DONNELL, CHUCK (10 September 2020). "Robert Wood Johnson, Saint Peter's Announce Merger". TAPinto. Retrieved 2020-09-16.
  18. ^ Reed, Tina (11 September 2020). "RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter's Healthcare announce plan to 'integrate'". FierceHealthcare. Retrieved 2020-09-16.
  19. ^ Baldwin, Carly (2020-09-10). "RWJ And Saint Peter's Hospital Announce Merger". New Brunswick, NJ Patch. Retrieved 2020-09-16.
  20. ^ "RWJBarnabas to join forces with Saint Peter's". Essex News Daily. 2020-09-14. Retrieved 2020-09-16.
  21. ^ Morse, Susan (10 September 2020). "Saint Peter's Healthcare System and RWJBarnabas Health finalize partnership". Healthcare Finance News. Retrieved 2020-09-16.
  22. ^ "FTC Sues to Block Merger Between New Jersey Healthcare Rivals RWJBarnabas Health and Saint Peter's Healthcare System". Federal Trade Commission. 2022-06-02. Retrieved 2022-06-07.
  23. ^ New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing Archived 2012-09-06 at the Wayback Machine
  24. ^ "The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)". Archived from the original on 2011-10-28. Retrieved 2011-11-09.

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