NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – For the sixth straight year, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is among America’s Best Hospitals according to rankings officially released today by U.S. News & World Report.
In U.S. News’ annual rankings, RWJUH was among 148 facilities - roughly three percent of the 4,793 analyzed for the latest Best Hospitals rankings - to be ranked nationally in even one of 16 specialties. RWJUH was the only New Jersey hospital ranked nationally among the top 50 best hospitals in Pulmonology (#37). RWJUH also was ranked nationally in Geriatrics (#47) and Cancer (#49).
Additionally, RWJUH was described as high-performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery; Diabetes & Endocrinology; Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology; Gynecology; Nephrology; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics and Urology.
RWJUH also was named one of the top 10 hospitals in the New York metro area and the top hospital in Central Jersey.
“Earning this distinction six years in a row is clear evidence that RWJUH, in partnership with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) and our private physicians in the community, continues to be a national leader in academic medicine,” said RWJUH President and CEO Stephen K. Jones, FACHE.
“This honor is a fitting tribute to our outstanding team of dedicated faculty and community physicians, nurses, allied health professionals 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,” Jones added. “We’re proud to provide New Jersey residents and patients from around the region with access to the finest technology, advances in research and patient care available anywhere in the United States.”
The hospital rankings are like a GPS-type aid to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges, said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care. They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases."
Best Hospitals rankings will also appear in U.S. News’s annual guidebook, Best Hospitals 2013.
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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.