Jul 26, 2023 RWJBarnabas Health Recognized Among 2023’s “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Heart Programs" by Becker’s Hospital Review

Becker's Healthcare 2023 Great Heart ProgramsWest Orange, NJ, July 26, 2023 – RWJBarnabas Health, the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, today announced it has been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review’s “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Heart Programs" for 2023. Healthcare organizations included on the list are renowned for their exemplary heart care, patient outcomes and leading technologies.

RWJBarnabas Health is home to one of the top ten largest heart transplant programs in total transplanted adult heart volume in the nation, and the most comprehensive pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery programs in the state of New Jersey. The system’s four principal heart centers, including Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Jersey City Medical Center, are each individually award-winning cardiac hospitals with an integrated and expert team of cardiac specialists.

With state-of-the-art technology, RWJBarnabas Health’s hospital services include innovative diagnosis, care, and treatment in areas including cardiac diagnostic technologies, cardiology, arrythmia control, and angioplasty. The System’s world-class surgeons also provide expertise in all facets of surgery, including off-pump coronary bypass grafting, complex vascular surgery, minimally invasive and robotic approaches, as well as heart transplants. Surgeons at the four centers completed more than 1,000 structural heart procedures in 2022; a significant milestone which ranks the program among the largest structural heart programs in the country. In 2022, RWJBarnabas Health’s heart Transplant Programs surpassed over 1,350 patients transplanted hearts.

The full list of 2023 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Heart Programs can be found on Becker’s website here.

About RWJBarnabas Health

RWJBarnabas Health is the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, with a service area covering eight counties with five million people. The system includes twelve acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerville, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton in Hamilton, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway in Rahway and Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, three acute care children’s hospitals, Children’s Specialized Hospital with a network of outpatient pediatric rehabilitation centers, a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, two trauma centers, a satellite emergency department, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, affiliated medical groups, multi-site imaging centers and two accountable care organizations.

RWJBarnabas Health is among New Jersey’s largest private employers – with more than 38,000 employees and 9,000 physicians– and routinely captures national awards for outstanding quality and safety. RWJBarnabas Health launched an affiliation with Rutgers University to create New Jersey’s largest academic health care system. The collaboration aligns RWJBarnabas Health with Rutgers' education, research and clinical activities, including those at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey - the state's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center - and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.

Contact: Carrie Cristello