May 11, 2022 Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Nationally Recognized as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek

Newsweek Best Maternity Care Hospitals 2022 Logo(New Brunswick, NJ) – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), a RWJBarnabas Health facility, was named to Newsweek’s 2022 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc. The awards list can currently be viewed on Newsweek’s website.

Newsweek and Statista developed a complex methodology to ensure the quality and validity of the ranking. Three data sources were used for the evaluation:

  • A nationwide online survey of hospital administrators and health care professionals with knowledge about maternity processes, including midwives, neonatal and Obstetricians and gynecologists.
  • Medical key performance indicators on hospitals, with a focus on indicators relevant to maternity care.
  • Results from patient satisfaction surveys.

Newsweek and Statista invited over 10,000 medical professionals to participate in the survey. Only 350 hospitals were recognized on the Best Maternity Hospitals 2022 list.

“The RWJUH maternity team remains committed to providing safe, comfortable and consistently excellent care for every mother who entrusts us with the delivery of their babies,” said Mark V. Sauer, M.D., M.S., Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Senior Associate Dean for Women’s Health, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. “Receiving this award for a second consecutive year is incredibly rewarding and validates the expertise, heart and commitment of our team members.”

“Earning this prestigious designation for the second consecutive year is testament to the entire team’s commitment to patient-centered care,” said Suzanne Spernal, DNP, APN-BC, vice president, Women’s Services, RWJBarnabas Health. “The team is guided by evidence-based quality metrics that drive performance, help provide exceptional care and enable our patients’ experience to be the best that it can be.”

RWJUH delivers more than 2,500 babies annually in its designated Regional Perinatal Center, the highest level of maternal and neonatal care. In addition to state-of-the-art technology, RWJUH’s maternity center team includes nearly 50 board-certified obstetricians, five Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) specialists, a team of genetic counselors and nationally certified Magnet-recognized nurses. RWJUH is training the next generation of obstetricians through our residency program and MFM fellowship program with faculty at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

RWJUH is also home to a Level IV Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, with a team of board-certified neonatologists, nationally certified nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, speech and physical therapists, lactation consultants, nutritionists, and child life specialists. The maternity service is closely integrated with The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at RWJUH, working to get families off to a healthy start and keep on growing.

About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), an RWJBarnabas Health Facility, is a 614-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 ( 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 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 among the nation’s best comprehensive cancer centers. For more Information visit us online at

Contact: Peter Haigney
RWJUH Public Relations
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