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  • Understand the Signs and Symptoms of Sepsis

    Posted: 09/15/2017

    September is Sepsis Awareness Month. Sepsis is the body's overwhelming response to infection, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and possibly death. In the U.S., sepsis is the leading cause of death in hospitals with more than 258,000 sepsis-related deaths occurring each year. But we can change that, as sepsis is entirely preventable and treatable. RWJBarnabas Health has focused on the early recognition and rapid treatment of sepsis, which has had a significant impact on patient outcomes fo...

  • RWJUH Ranked Among the State and Region's Best Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report

    Posted: 08/09/2017

    Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) New Brunswick has been ranked among the region’s best hospitals by U.S.News & World Report in the publication’s 2017-18 ranking of the region and nation’s best hospitals.  RWJUH is ranked third in New Jersey and eighth among all hospitals in the New Jersey- New York region. In addition, U.S. News designated RWJUH as “high performing,” in eight specialties which include Cancer, Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, ...

  • RWJBarnabas Health And Rutgers University Announce New Partnership Creating The State’s Premier Academic Health Care System

    Posted: 07/27/2017

    Pictured seated left to right: Brian Strom, Chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and CEO, RWJBarnabas Health, Robert Barchi, President, Rutgers University, Vincente Gracias, President and CEO, Rutgers Health Group; standing left to right: Jack Morris, Chair, RWJBarnabas Health Board of Trustees, Marc E. Berson, Vice Chair, RWJBarnabas Health Board of Trustees and Kathleen Bramwell, Senior Vice Chancellor, Administration and Finance, Rutgers Biomedical and Hea...

  • US News Names The Bristol Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at RWJUH One of America's Best

    Posted: 06/28/2017

    The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH) at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has been named one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals, according to the 2017-18 U.S.News & World Report ranking of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.  BMSCH is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in Urology (#39).  U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care avai...

  • Pediatric Emergency Telemedicine Links RWJUH Somerset Patients with Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital Physicians

    Posted: 05/11/2017

    NEW BRUNSWICK AND SOMERVILLE, N.J. – When a child falls ill, receiving the right emergency care at the right time is crucial for recovery. Unfortunately, specialized pediatric emergency rooms can be far away, further delaying diagnosis and treatment in a time of need. To ensure children receive the urgent care they need, regardless of location, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) now offers emergency pediatric telemedicine, connecting patients to physicians on its Somerset campus with pediat...

  • Aetna and RWJBarnabas Health Reach New Agreement

    Posted: 04/20/2017

    RWJBarnabas Health hospitals and ancillary facilities will remain in-network without interruption PARSIPPANY and WEST ORANGE, NJ, April 20, 2017 — Aetna (NYSE: AET ) and RWJBarnabas Health, New Jersey’s most comprehensive health care delivery system, announced a new agreement that will be effective on April 22, 2017 .  Aetna members, who receive care at any of the RWJBarnabas Health hospitals and facilities, or from RWJBarnabas Health physicians, will continue to be covered at the in-network level ...

  • Information About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and the Aetna Contract

    Posted: 04/20/2017

    RWJBarnabas Health and Aetna are currently in contract negotiations. Frequently Asked Questions Will the RWJBarnabas Health contract with Aetna terminate on April 22, 2017? No.   RWJBarnabas Health and Aetna have reached a new agreement.   RWJBarnabas Health will continue to be part of the Aetna network.   As a result, there will be NO disruption in service .   May Aetna patients continue to seek care at RWJBarnabas Health facilities? Yes.   We are and will continue to be partic...

  • Rutgers Wrestling Partners with Embrace Kids Foundation to Host Blood Drive at RWJUH on April 25

    Posted: 04/12/2017

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Rutgers Wrestling and the Embrace Kids Foundation are teaming up to host a blood drive at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) New Brunswick from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25. The Blood Drive, which supports children diagnosed with cancer, sickle cell disease and other blood disorders at RWJUH, will take place in the hospital’s Arline and Henry Schwartzman Courtyard.   Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. That means more than 40,000 blood do...

  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Launches Emergency Department Expansion Project to Meet Needs of Growing Communities It Serves

    Posted: 03/31/2017

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Responding to an increasing need for emergency medicine and trauma care services in the greater Central New Jersey area, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) and RWJBarnabas Health have launched an ambitious Emergency Department expansion project. The project, which began on March 6, expands RWJUH’s current Emergency Department from 40,000 to 60,000 square feet. Once complete, the Emergency Department will feature more than 100 private treatment areas for patients, inclu...

  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset Reports Major Improvements and Enhancements Following Merger with Barnabas Health

    Posted: 03/09/2017

    Enhancements Aim to Improve Care for Central Jersey Residents (Somerville and New Brunswick, N.J.) – When Robert Wood Johnson Health System and Barnabas Health merged on March 31, 2016, the most comprehensive health system in New Jersey was created – RWJBarnabas Health. With a reach of approximately 5 million people - more than half of the state’s population – the partnership has helped to advance the health of the region, especially in Somerset County as well as across the state. In the months followin...