Aug 1, 2023 U.S. News & World Report Names Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Among Best in New Jersey and New York Metropolitan Area

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Again Receives State’s Highest Score in Cancer Specialty

HOS Badge New York Metro 2023-2024 New Brunswick, NJ – August 1, 2023 – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has been recognized as one of the top five hospitals in New Jersey and a top 25 Regional Best Hospital in the New York Metropolitan area by U.S. News & World Report in the annual Best Hospitals rankings. The hospital earned High Performing ratings in 14 adult specialties, common adult procedures and conditions.

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the only program in the state designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, received the highest score in New Jersey in the Adult Specialty category for cancer again this year. The program, earned a High Performing rating. Rutgers Cancer Institute together with RWJBarnabas Health is at the forefront of cancer research and care and will soon be home to the Jack and Sheryl Morris Cancer Center, New Jersey’s only freestanding cancer hospital, slated to open in 2025 in New Brunswick. Only 93 cancer programs nationwide achieved this rating in the 2023-2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals survey.

RWJUH earned a total of 14 High Performing ratings, including cancer, gastroenterology and GI surgery, acute kidney failure, aortic valve replacement, colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, leukemia, lymphoma & myeloma, lung cancer surgery, prostate cancer surgery, stroke, TAVR and uterine cancer surgery. A High Performing rating recognizes 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 & World Report awards for common adult conditions and procedures.

The annual Adult Specialty and Adult Procedure and Condition ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.

“I am proud that RWJUH has again earned a top spot on the Best Hospitals rankings in New Jersey and in the New York metropolitan region, as well as increased our overall number of high performing ratings this year,” said Bill Arnold, Chief Executive Officer of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. “As New Jersey’s premier academic medical center through its partnership with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers Cancer Institute, we provide quaternary health services education and research towards building healthier communities, training the next generation of clinicians and health care professionals and advancing medicine.”

“Our cancer program’s score and rating by U.S. News and World Report once again demonstrates the high quality, multidisciplinary care we provide, which is informed by innovative research and discoveries alongside exceptional patient experience,” stated Steven Libutti, MD, Director of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Senior Vice President, Oncology Services, RWJBarnabas Health. “As New Jersey’s leading cancer program and the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute together with RWJBarnabas Health offers patients access to the most advanced treatment options including clinical trials, sophisticated radiation therapy techniques, and complex surgical procedures.”

U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions; only 12% of evaluated hospitals earned a Best Hospitals ranking. Hospitals awarded a “Best” designation excelled at factors such as clinical outcomes, level of nursing care and patient experience.

“For 34 years, U.S. News has provided data-informed rankings to help patients and their doctors find the best hospital to treat their illness or condition,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News.

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About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) New Brunswick, an RWJBarnabas Health Facility, is a 640-bed academic medical center that is New Jersey’s largest academic medical center due to its deep relationship with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. RWJUH is 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), which is nationally-ranked by U.S. News in orthopedics and urology. 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 earned significant national recognition for clinical quality and patient safety, including the prestigious Magnet® Recognition for Nursing Excellence. The RWJUH Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center has been recognized by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association as meeting The Joint Commission's standards for Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Advanced Certification. RWJUH has also earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification for Spine Surgery; The Joint Commission Gold Seal Certification for Bariatric Services; and The Joint Commission Gold Seal Certification for Hip and Knee Replacement services. The Joint Commission also awarded RWJUH a Gold Seal Certification as well as an Advanced Certification in Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Implantation.

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Contact: Peter Haigney
RWJUH Public Relations
(732) 937-8568