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Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick Earns the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Bariatric Surgery

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Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick Earns the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Bariatric Surgery

(New Brunswick) - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) New Brunswick has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its Bariatric Surgery Program by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes RWJUH’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

“The Joint Commission’s recognition of our Bariatric Surgery Program is a significant distinction for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital,” said John J. Gantner, RWJUH New Brunswick’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval validates the world-class care provided by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital including the program’s passionate focus on holistic, patient-centered care.”

To achieve this certification, RWJUH New Brunswick underwent a rigorous on-site review in October. A Joint Commission expert evaluated the program for compliance with national standards, effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care, and an organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.

“We are extremely proud to be one of only six centers in the nation to receive the Gold Seal of Approval,” said Ragui Sadek, M.D., Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at RWJUH. “Our dedication to building personalized care plans that includes education, evaluation, state-of-the-art procedures and lifetime follow-up changes lives, and we are honored to be recognized by The Joint Commission for this commitment to excellence and care.”

Receiving the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval shows RWJUH New Brunswick’s commitment to continuous performance improvement, collaboration across all disciplines and having the proper framework in place to improve patient outcomes.

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About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) New Brunswick, an RWJBarnabas Health Facility, is a 600-bed academic medical center that serves as the principal teaching hospital of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the flagship Cancer Hospital of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Its Centers of Excellence include cardiovascular care from minimally invasive heart surgery to transplantation, cancer care, stroke care, neuroscience, orthopedics, bariatric surgery and women’s and children’s care including The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (www.bmsch.org). A Level 1 Trauma Center and the first designated 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 five times. In addition, RWJUH was named among the best places to work in health care by Modern Healthcare magazine and received the Equity Care of Award as Top Hospital for Healthcare Diversity and Inclusion from the American Hospital Association. RWJUH Brunswick has earned significant national recognition for clinical quality and patient safety, including the prestigious Magnet® Award for Nursing Excellence and “Most Wired” designation by Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine. The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer has rated RWJUH New Brunswick among the nation’s best comprehensive cancer centers. For more Information visit us online at www.rwjbh.org/newbrunswick