Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick • Somerset

RWJUH Auxiliary Donates 350K to Support Purchase of Pediatric Critical Care Transport Vehicles

June 13, 2012
From left to right: RWJUH President and CEO Stephen K. Jones, FACHE; RWJUH Auxiliary President Claire Drain; and RWJUH Board of Directors Past Chair and Current RWJ Healthcare Corp Chair, John Hoffman, Esq., during recent check presentation.
From left to right: RWJUH President and CEO Stephen K. Jones, FACHE; RWJUH Auxiliary President Claire Drain; and RWJUH Board of Directors Past Chair and Current RWJ Healthcare Corp Chair, John Hoffman, Esq., during recent check presentation.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - 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 donation marks the beginning of the Auxiliary’s fulfillment of its $550,000 pledge to support the purchase of pediatric emergency transport vehicles and the expansion of pediatric emergency services at The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at RWJUH.
 
Auxiliary President Claire Drain presented the check to RWJUH President and CEO Stephen K. Jones, FACHE, and John Hoffman, Esq., Immediate Past Chair of the RWJUH Board of Directors and newly elected chair of the Robert Wood Johnson Healthcare Corp. Board, at the Annual Meeting of RWJUH’s Board of Directors.  “It is an honor for us to play a role in the growth and expansion of these critical services,” Drain says.
 
Jones notes, “As a major pediatric academic medical campus, we transport some of the most seriously ill children here from other hospitals throughout our state. The emergency pediatric transport ambulances are specially equipped to meet these patients’ needs until they can arrive at our children’s hospital to receive the specialized care they require.”
 
Jones adds, “Given today’s challenging health care environment, we are deeply appreciative of the generous support we receive from philanthropic organizations like the Auxiliary of RWJUH.”
 
Since its inception in 1954, the Auxiliary of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has worked tirelessly to enhance patient care, programs and facilities at RWJUH. The Auxiliary is committed to raising funds in order to continually improve the hospital's facilities and services. Working side by side with the hospital's administration team, the Auxiliary identifies a project on which to dedicate its efforts and sets a financial goal. The Auxiliary has made possible such improvements as the construction of The Chapel for all Faiths, a pediatric play deck, surgical waiting room and more. The Auxiliary's financial commitment has made and continues to make a great impact on the hospital's growth and reputation.
 
Whether you have one hour a day or one month a year, your time and talents are needed for the Auxiliary of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Become a part of this remarkable group that works in so many innovative ways for the benefit of one of the nation's leading academic health centers.
 
For more information on becoming a member of The Auxiliary of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, call (732) 253-3115 or email auxiliary@rwjuh.edu.
 
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About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is a 965-bed academic medical center with campuses in New Brunswick and Somerville, NJ. Its Centers of Excellence include cardiovascular care from minimally invasive heart surgery to transplantation, cancer care, stroke care, neuroscience, joint replacement, and women’s and children’s care including The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (www.bmsch.org). As the flagship Cancer Hospital of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the principal teaching hospital of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, RWJUH is an innovative leader in advancing state-of-the-art care. A Level 1 Trauma Center and the only Pediatric Trauma Center in the state, RWJUH’s New Brunswick campus serves as a national resource in its ground-breaking approaches to emergency preparedness.

RWJUH has been ranked among the best hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report seven times and has been selected by the publication as a high performing hospital in numerous specialties. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital has been ranked among the best hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report for three consecutive years.

Both the New Brunswick and Somerset campuses have earned significant national recognition for clinical quality and patient safety, including the prestigious Magnet® Award for Nursing Excellence, an “A” patient safety rating from the Leapfrog Group and “Most Wired” designation by Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine. The Joint Commission and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services have designated the New Brunswick Campus as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and the Somerset Campus as a Primary Stroke Center.

The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer has rated RWJUH New Brunswick among the nation’s best comprehensive cancer centers and designated the Steeplechase Cancer Center at RWJ Somerset as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center. The Joint Surgery Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for total knee and total hip replacement surgery.