News and Media Center
Welcome to the RWJUH News and Media Center. Our goal here is simple: to provide a single access point for RWJUH news, as well as
references to our academic medical center in the media.
In addition, we now offer a special resource section for members of the media, which provides contact information for our Public Relations Department, as well as a way to identify experts from our academic medical center who can offer interviews on a wide variety of health-related topics.
RWJUH Director of Transradial Catheterization is First N.J. Physician Certified to Use Less Invasive Coronary Artery Disease Treatment
April 10, 2014
Treatment options for high-risk heart patients with severely calcified coronary artery disease (CAD) have been limited for more than 20 years. Now, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) offers a new alternative to open up blocked arteries.
February 12, 2014
Ryan Parker has been named Chief Diversity Officer at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH). Parker joined RWJUH in August 2013 as Director, Diversity and Inclusion, and assumes his new role in addition to that position.
January 24, 2014
Stephen K. Jones of Kendall Park, president and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson Health System in New Brunswick, today was installed as chairman of the board of the New Jersey Hospital Association, the state’s oldest and largest hospital and healthcare advocacy organization.
November 14, 2013
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital hosted it's annual community meeting of its Board of Directors on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. This meeting provided information about the operation of the hospital as well as an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions and raise issues of interest.
October 8, 2013
In celebration of the hospital’s 10-year anniversary of Room Service Dining, the Food & Nutrition Department at RWJ has revamped its in-patient Room Service Dining Menu to eliminate fried foods and focus on using more fresh ingredients.
The Safe and Secure Foundation Donates Child Passenger Safety Seat to Help RWJ Pediatric Patients in Body Cast Travel Safely
September 12, 2013
Families with a child released from BMSCH in a spica cast will no longer have to wonder “How do I get my child home safely?” The Safe and Secure Foundation recently donated a special child passenger safety seat to help these patients get home, and travel out and about on the road, safely.
RWJUH and New Brunswick Cardiology Group Electrophysiologist Named to Robotic Ablation “Expert Club”
August 5, 2013
Electrophysiologist Subhashini Gowda, MD, FACC, recently was named to the Stereotaxis ‘Expert Club,’ which recognizes the top robotic ablation experts throughout the United States.
Somerset Medical Center Announces Decision to Merge with NJ’s Leading Academic Medical Center - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
June 20, 2013
Somerset Medical Center’s Board of Trustees announced today that the medical center will pursue a merger with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) in New Brunswick.
June 14, 2013
Brian D. Agnew has been named Senior Vice President, Development, for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Executive Director of The RWJ University Hospital Foundation.
June 5, 2013
Patients can now, in the comfort of their own home, take a first step to determine whether they have a sleep disorder.
May 20, 2013
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) has named Lester J. Owens to its Board of Directors.
RWJUH Names Former NJDHSS Deputy Commissioner; Current AARP Policy Executive Susan Reinhard to Board of Directors
May 20, 2013
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) has named former New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Deputy Commissioner and current AARP Public Policy Institute Senior Vice President Susan Reinhard, PhD, MSN, BSN, of Princeton Junction, to its Board of Directors.
April 16, 2013
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Cancer Program, in partnership with CINJ, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and private physicians in the community, has received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. RWJUH is one of only two National Cancer Institute-designated cancer programs in the nation to achieve this honor.
American Cancer Society, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJUH Seek Participants for Cancer Prevention Study
April 3, 2013
The American Cancer Society, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) and RWJUH have joined together to support cancer research today for a cancer-free tomorrow. The partnering organizations seek individuals who have been impacted by cancer or are passionate about helping to discover better ways to prevent, treat, and potentially cure cancer to participate in Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).
RWJUH Comprehensive Sleep Disorders Center Medical Director Explains Importance of Sleep, How to Get Quality Rest
March 5, 2013
Regularly getting four hours or less of sleep isn’t enough rest for most people, but sacrificing sleep to get it all done appears to be the new cultural norm. As National Sleep Awareness Week approaches, Dr. Anays M. Sotolongo, medical director of the Comprehensive Sleep Disorders Center at RWJ, encourages broader understanding and acceptance of the importance of sleep.
Breast Care Connection Program at RWJUH Reaccredited By National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
January 17, 2013
RWJUH’s Breast Care Connection, a program that guides patients through all aspects of breast health care, has been reaccredited for three years by The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).
January 8, 2013
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Laboratory Outreach Services has added a convenient, downtown New Brunswick location to its growing list of outpatient centers. Our newest Laboratory Patient Service Center is now open at 317 George Street, Suite 101, in the heart of city's business district.
RWJUH Featured in the Media
March 7, 2014
For more than a century, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Somerset Medical Center have been committed to improving the health of Central New Jersey. Our two hospitals are now joining together to offer comprehensive health care services to our community when we merge this spring. We want to know what you think about the merger and the services we provide. Please take a moment to complete a brief survey.
November 19, 2013
A new pediatric operating room suite is due to open at Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital next month.
October 24, 2013
Over 3 million people suffer from epilepsy in the United States, and past treatment options have been limited to medication or open brain surgery. Now, a technique called laser ablation is giving neurosurgeons a less-invasive way to eliminate seizures.
October 10, 2013
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Somerset Medical Center recently celebrated the official signing of a merger agreement..
October 2, 2013
Dr. Shabbar F. Danish, director, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery and assistant professor at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and team have performed more than 100 laser procedures to date.
December 20, 2012
Read about Nicholas Mercogliano’s career journey, from early training at Freehold Borough H.S. to more formal training at the Culinary Institute of America, in this recently published Home News Tribune feature story.
December 4, 2012
RWJ's Transitional Care Program is helping patients get the care they need and decreasing hospital readmission rates. Read more about it in this recent New York Times article.
November 26, 2012
Patient John Dziedzic, who recently suffered a large heart attack while driving with his son, expresses gratitude for his 14-year-old son and the RWJUH and RWJUH Rahway medical personnel who saved his life.
November 6, 2012
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital paramedics Neel Mehta and John Geib were credited with rescuing a family suffering from CO poisoning.
October 19, 2012
NJ Spotlight features RWJ’s innovative Transitional Care Program to lower hospital readmission rates.
August 10, 2012
Therapy dog Josie has been transforming the spirits of patients when she visits PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick, as well Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at RWJUH and The Cancer Hospital at RWJUH.
July 31, 2012
Have a question on the weekend? Who are you going to call? Nurses at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., reach out to one of the clinical nurse specialists/educators in the Clinical Assistance and Professional Education program, known as CAPE.
July 13, 2012
Comment from RWJ's nursing leadership featured in this HealthLeaders magazine article on nursing quality. The story is published in the July 2012 issue.
July 10, 2012
RWJUH has been recognized among the nation’s “Most Wired” hospitals according to the results of the 2012 Most Wired Survey released today in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
July 3, 2012
Five New Brunswick Health Sciences and Technology High School graduates now pursuing undergraduate degrees in nursing recently completed a six-week nurse externship at RWJ, an opportunity made possible with a $15,000 grant from the TD Bank Charitable Foundation to the RWJ University Hospital Foundation.
May 25, 2012
Parents who smoke may put their young children at greater risk for bladder irritation, according to a new study led by Kelly C. Johnson, MD, chief resident of urology in the Department of Surgery at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and researchers from RWJ and Rutgers University.
March 29, 2012
A story about a young woman's fight to survive a spontaneous dissection of the LAD (left anterior descending artery) - a dissection that often results in death before it’s even discovered - and the life-saving care she received at RWJ.
March 29, 2012
See Dr. Vicki Craig (Pediatric Critical Care) in this ABC 7 Eyewitness News NY story about Consumer Reports' rankings of Pediatric Intensive Care Units. The Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center recently recognized RWJ among a handful of hospitals nationally with the lowest Pediatric Intensive Care Unit infection rate.
March 28, 2012
The annual physical — it’s something we all dread, and if given half a chance it is something we will postpone — often for years. Time is one of the most popular excuses for putting off a physical — especially when people need to fit it into their busy work schedules. RWJ’s Executive Health Program was designed to streamline the process and get it completed in one visit.
Dr. Ernest Leva on Concussions
Dr. Ernest Leva, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and RWJ, explains and talks about concussion symptoms, its impact and the importance of timely treatment.
Taking Control of Your Heart Health
Dr. Liliana Cohen, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Cardiology, at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, describes risk factors, symptoms, and what you can do to take control of your heart health.
New RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center in New Brunswick
Learn more about the new 67,000 sq. ft. RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center slated to open in New Brunswick later this year.
About Blood Donation at the New Brunswick Affiliated Hospitals Blood Center
Curious about donating blood? Pat McTighe, with the New Brunswick Affiliated Hospitals Blood Center (NBAH), explains the process and talks about the urgent need for blood and blood products.