Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Has Most Top Doctors
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick had the largest number of doctors of all New Jersey hospitals in both New York Magazine's popular Best Doctors listing for the New York metropolitan area and New Jersey Monthly's Top Doctors listing for the state of New Jersey.
"The best doctors want to work in quality hospitals," said Dr. Andrew Covit, president of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital medical staff. "Robert Wood Johnson provides a high quality, academic medical center with a strong commitment to patient satisfaction. These characteristics attract not only the best doctors, but also patients seeking the best care."
The doctors chosen ranged in specialty from allergy and immunology to vascular and interventional radiology. Many pediatric specialties were represented, including pediatric surgery, nephrology and otolaryngology.
The New Brunswick academic medical center had 37 of its doctors listed in the annual New York Magazine survey, which appeared in the June 13th issue. Twenty-four physicians were listed the September issue of New Jersey Monthly. The list is compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, a New York-based research and information company. The firm conducts a peer-review survey on the theory that medical professionals are best qualified to judge medical professionals.
To select the doctors, Castle Connolly sends out 12,000 nomination forms to medical professionals in New York City, Westchester County, Rockland County, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut. The recipients include randomly selected board-certified doctors. The forms ask the recipients to nominate those doctors who, in their judgment, are the best in their field and related fields - especially those to whom they would refer their own patients and family members. Doctors can't nominate themselves and the nominations are kept confidential. Nominators take into account not only professional qualifications and reputation, but also skills in dealing with patients.
About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is a 600-bed academic medical center and the principal hospital of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, N.J.
RWJUH is an innovative leader in advancing state-of-the-art care. 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 (www.bmsch.org).
The hospital is a Level I Trauma Center and serves as a national resource in its ground-breaking approaches to emergency preparedness.
RWJUH has earned significant national recognition for clinical quality and patient safety. It ranks among “America’s Best Hospitals,” according to U.S.News & World Report’s 2012 survey; it is the sixth consecutive year that RWJUH has achieved this prestigious ranking. Also in 2012, U.S.News & World Report ranked BMSCH among the nation’s “Best Children’s Hospitals.” The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer has rated RWJUH among the nation's best comprehensive cancer centers. The Leapfrog Group rated RWJUH among the 50 exceptional U.S. hospitals, as published in Consumers Digest, and has given the hospital an “A” grade for safety and quality. Harvard University researchers, in a study commissioned by The Commonwealth Fund, identified RWJUH as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation for clinical quality. RWJUH is a four-time recipient of the prestigious Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence