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Central New Jerseymarker's Only Level 1 Trauma and academic medical center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital provides state-of-the-art care across the full range of health care services. Specialties include cardiac care from screening to heart surgery and transplantation, cancer care, emergency medicine, pediatrics and maternal-fetal medicine, to the groundbreaking artificial heart.

Located in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the hospital is a clinical campus of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School's program in New Brunswickmarker and offers training programs for medical students, residents, fellows, nurses and allied health professionals in a variety of specialties. The hospital is a member of the Robert Wood Johnson Health Network.

National Rankings

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital continues to be ranked one of the nation’s best hospitals by U.S.News & World Report. For the Third year in a row, they have obtained a top ranking for Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology And Respiratory Disorders.

Mission Statement

The mission of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is to advance the health status of the region’s population through the provision of appropriate health and medical care. To accomplish this mission, The Hospital serves as a principal site for the education of physicians, provides programs of allied and community health education and offers highly complex health care resources to assist in the educational process.

Services Offered

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital offers clinical programs in the following areas:
  • Diabetes Self-Management Education Program
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Neurology (Clinical Neurosciences Center, Parkinson's Disease Information and Referral Center)
  • Radiology (Radiology, Women's Imaging Center)
  • Sleep Disorders Center
  • Surgery (Bloodless, Cardiothoracic, Orthopedic, Prostate Cancer, Thoracic, Vascular)
  • Transplantation (Heart, Kidney and Pancreas)
  • Trauma and Emergency Medicine (Emergency Department, Level I Trauma Center, Stroke Center, Injury Prevention)

The hospital also maintains three centers of excellence:
  • Cardiovascular Center of Excellence
  • Cancer Center of Excellence
  • Women's and Children's Center of Excellence

Robert Wood Johnson also runs The Bristol Myers Squibb Children's Hospitalmarker, which has several areas of care:
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
  • Pediatric Emergency Department
  • Pediatric Unit
  • Adolescent Unit
  • Hematology/Oncology Unit
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is the primary Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provider for the city of New Brunswick and its Mobile Intensive Care Units provide advanced life support to a large portion of Middlesex County. The hospital operates its own regional emergency medical dispatch center (MED CENTRAL) and Specialty Care Transport Unit and is the central base of the New Jersey EMS Task Force (NJEMSTF). The emergency department also has an EMS physician fellow who responds in a specially equipped vehicle (MD-1) to high level incidents and disasters as part of the NJEMSTF.

RWJUH is the Robert Wood Johnson is the principal teaching hospital for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. UMDNJ is largest school of health sciences of its kind in the United States. It is also the leading research university in New Jersey, edging the other major research universities in the state (including Princeton Universitymarker and Rutgers Universitymarker) in research grant dollars. It does, however, have various academic partnerships with universities and other institutions in New Jersey.

History of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

The Origins of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital can be traced to 1885, When The New Brunswick City Hospital Was Organized. In 1888 The director's raised $3,000 to purchase land for the "John Wells Memorial Hospital". In 1916 it was changed to "Middlesex General Hospital", and in 1986 changed to "Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital".

Hospital Accomplishments



  1. Information About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
  2. US News And World Reports Hospital Rankings 2009
  3. Clinical Services, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
  4. Areas of Care, Bristol Myers Squibb Children's Hospital
  5. New Jersey incorporates a physician go-team into its response arsenal
  6. UMDNJ Attracts Strong Increase in Federal Research Dollars

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