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.
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.
May 20, 2013
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) has elected New Brunswick resident Mario S. Vargas Secretary of its Board of Directors. An RWJUH Board member since 2011, Mr. Vargas currently serves as Executive Director of PRAB, Inc. in New Brunswick.
May 6, 2013
RWJUH will transform its courtyard this Saturday into the bustling site of a festival featuring various activities designed to showcase the vibrant countries and cultures of Asia. Open to the public, the Asian Heritage Festival is organized by our Asian Employee Networking Resource Group, one of six such groups recently established at the hospital to recognize and honor the diverse mix of people and cultures that exist within RWJUH and the communities it serves.
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).
March 29, 2013
March is Women’s History Month, and in addition to recognizing females’ accomplishments, this month is an appropriate time to address an important health and human rights issue – women living free from violence. This year, RWJ has embarked on a mission to provide training to help healthcare providers recognize domestic violence.
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.
RWJUH Earns Community Outreach Award from New Jersey Hospital Association Healthcare Research Education Trust
January 25, 2013
The NJHA Healthcare Research Education Trust has selected RWJUH’s Community Health Promotions Program’s “Fun in the Park Program” among the winners of its 2012-13 Community Outreach Awards. The program earned the top spot in the “Preventing Disease and Injury” category.
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.
December 5, 2012
RWJUH has been named one of America’s Top Hospitals by the Leapfrog Group, an independent, national non-profit organization which consists of a blue ribbon panel of employer purchasers of health care and national experts on patient safety. RWJUH is one of only three New Jersey hospitals to earn a place on the prestigious list and one of only 92 hospitals named a Top Hospital nationally.
November 12, 2012
RWJUH, in collaboration with Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has become the first hospital in New Jersey to be verified as a Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons.
July 17, 2012
For the sixth straight year, RWJUH is among America’s Best Hospitals according to rankings officially released today by U.S. News & World Report. RWJUH ranked nationally in three specialties – Pulmonology, Geriatrics and Cancer. RWJUH also was named one of the top 10 hospitals in the New York metro area and the top hospital in Central Jersey.
Auxiliary of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Donates $350K to Support Purchase of Two Pediatric Critical Care Transport Vehicles for Hospital
June 13, 2012
The Auxiliary of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) recently presented a $350,000 donation to the hospital to support the purchase of two new pediatric critical care transport vehicles and the refurbishment of an existing vehicle.
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Named One of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report
June 5, 2012
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH) at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) has been named one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals according to the 2012-13 U.S. News & World Report ranking of America's Best Children’s Hospitals officially released today.
RWJUH Featured in the Media
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.
March 18, 2012
Both the misconceptions and proper treatment of concussions were explored at RWJ’s 6th Annual Injury Prevention Conference, "Keep Your Head in the Game," held on March 7 at the Middlesex County Fire Academy in Sayreville and attended by close to 100 parents, coaches, teachers, school administrators and medical personnel.
March 15, 2012
Article features comment from Sharon Hindle, oncology chaplain at RWJ, and Oncologist James Salwitz, a member of RWJ’s ethics committee.
January 18, 2012
Becker's Hospital Review has named Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital among the "70 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs."
RWJUH President and CEO Stephen Jones participated in a recent panel discussion on Accountable Care Organizations at the University of Miami Global Business Forum. The panel discussion aired nationally on C-Span.
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.