Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Named One of the Nation’s Best Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report

Friday, July 11, 2008

America's Best HospitalsNew 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 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.

To locate a physician affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, please call 1-888-MD-RWJUH or visit our online physician search.

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 (

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


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