Jul 27, 2021 U.S. News & World Report Names Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Among Best in New Jersey and New York Metropolitan Area

Rated High Performing in Nine Common Adult Conditions and Procedures, Specialties

U.S. News & World Report Badge - Named Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Among Best in New Jersey and New York Metropolitan Area

New Brunswick, NJ – July 27, 2021 – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has been recognized as a Regional Best Hospital for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report.

RWJUH earned a “High Performing” rating in Aortic Valve Repair, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Colon Cancer Surgery, Diabetes, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Kidney Failure and Stroke, in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for Common Adult Conditions and Procedures. RWJUH earned a “High Performing” Specialty ranking in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 32nd year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

“To be recognized with the highest national rating based on quality and outcomes data for the care we provide for serious conditions affecting our communities is an honor and truly validates the RWJUH team’s commitment to exceptional patient care,” said Bill Arnold, President and Chief Operating Officer, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. “As New Jersey’s largest academic medical center through our partnership with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and with our world-class Magnet Recognized Nursing program, we are proud of our contributions driving clinical performance and advancement in New Jersey, our region and through national and international collaborations.”

“As part of a health system committed to Ending Racism, we applaud US News for their new focus on equity in health care systems and evaluating commitment to population health,” continued Mr. Arnold.

For the 2021-22 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 15 specialties and 17 procedures and conditions. In the 15 specialty areas, 175 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.

“We are committed to our partners at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital to bring exemplary care to individuals and families across the state of New Jersey,” explains Robert L. Johnson, MD, FAAP, interim dean of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. “As an academic medical center, we have the ability to recruit nationally to improve outcomes to positively impact the health and well-being of our community.”

“This year’s expanded report from U.S. News includes new ratings for important procedures and conditions to help each patient pick the right hospital for the type of care they need,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “Hospitals faced incredible challenges this past year, and the best of them have provided great care throughout the pandemic and continue to offer excellent care today.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

For more information about the 2021-22 rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2022” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469975), available for pre-order now from the U.S. News Online Store and for purchase at other bookstores October 5.

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For more information about Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's standards of excellence, please visit our Awards and Accreditations page.