Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Named One of the Nation’s Best Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report
Friday, July 11, 2008
New Brunswick, NJ -- Out of more than 5,400 hospitals in the United States, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) placed among the top hospitals in heart care and heart surgery as well as respiratory disorders, according to U.S.News & World Report’s 2008 ranking of “America’s Best Hospitals.” RWJUH is one of only 170 U.S. hospitals to achieve rankings on the prestigious annual list.
“Earning this distinction is clear evidence that RWJUH has established itself as a national leader in academic medicine,” said Stephen K. Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. “This recognition is a fitting honor for our entire team of dedicated faculty and community physicians, nurses and employees as well as all of the partners on our academic health campus whose commitment to excellence and quality in patient care is second to none. Making the U.S.News & World Report list places us among some of the finest medical centers in the United States and it demonstrates once again that you can receive some of the best medical care in the nation close to home.”
U.S.News & World Report’s 2008 “America’s Best Hospitals” guide ranks 170 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties – with full data available online at http://www.usnews.com/directories/hospitals for another 1,500 that are unranked. The 16 ranked specialties are: cancer; gastroenterology; ear, nose and throat; endocrinology; geriatric care; gynecology; heart and heart surgery; kidney disease; neurology and neurosurgery; ophthalmology; orthopedics; psychiatry; rehabilitation; respiratory disorders; rheumatology; and urology.
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About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is a 600-bed academic medical center and the principal hospital of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ. Robert Wood Johnson is an innovative leader in advancing state-of-the-art care. RWJUH is the first hospital in the nation to implant the AbioCor self-contained artificial heart since the device received FDA approval in 2006. RWJUH is one of only three sites in the nation approved to offer this groundbreaking technology.
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 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (www.bmsch.org). The hospital is also a Level 1 Trauma Center and serves as a national resource in its ground-breaking approaches to emergency preparedness.
The hospital has earned significant national recognition for clinical quality and patient safety. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is among U.S.News & World Report’s 2011 “America’s Best Hospitals.” It is the fifth consecutive year that RWJUH has achieved this prestigious ranking. The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer has rated RWJUH among the nation’s best comprehensive cancer centers. The Leapfrog Group rated RWJUH as one of the 50 exceptional U.S. hospitals, as published in Consumers Digest magazine. 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 also a recipient of the prestigious Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence for more than 10 consecutive years.