Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

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Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is the clinical campus of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey. It provides a full range of health care services as Central New Jersey's only Level 1 Trauma and academic medical center. The hospital is a member of the Robert Wood Johnson Health Network.

Overview
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is the principal teaching hospital for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. UMDNJ is largest school of health sciences of its kind in the United States. It is also the leading research university in New Jersey, edging the other major research universities in the state (including Princeton University and Rutgers University) in research grant dollars. It does, however, have various academic partnerships with universities and other institutions in New Jersey. The trauma center at RWJUH is one of only three New Jersey State-Designated Level I Trauma Centers. It is certified by the American College of Surgeons and serves as the regional trauma center for central New Jersey. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is the primary Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provider for the city of New Brunswick and its Mobile Intensive Care Units provide advanced life support to a large portion of Middlesex County. The hospital operates its own regional emergency medical dispatch center (MED CENTRAL) and Specialty Care Transport Unit and is the central base of the New Jersey EMS Task Force (NJEMSTF). The emergency department also has an EMS physician fellow who responds in a specially equipped vehicle (MD-1) to high level incidents and disasters as part of the NJEMSTF . Robert Wood Johnson also runs The Bristol Myers Squibb Children's Hospital, which has several areas of pediatric care.

History
The origins of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital can be traced to 1885, when the New Brunswick City Hospital was organized. In 1888 the director's raised $3,000 to purchase land for the "John Wells Memorial Hospital". In 1916 the name was changed to "Middlesex General Hospital", and in 1986 it was changed to "Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital".

National Rankings
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has ranked among U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Hospitals for four consecutive years. 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. For the Third year in a row, they have obtained a top ranking for Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology And Respiratory Disorders. .

Accomplishments
  • First use of the ABIOCORE Artificial Heart
  • Best Heart Care in New Jersey, For The 3rd Year In A Row as ranked by US News & World Report
  • Harvard Ranked RWJUH as the 6th Best Hospital in The Nation