Nov 16, 2023 Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Named to the 2024 Newsweek America’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers List

Newsweek US Logo Basic 2024(New Brunswick, NJ) – The Ambulatory Surgical Pavilion at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) has been named to Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2024. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. This is the third consecutive year the center has earned a place on the Newsweek list.

The America’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2024 awards the leading ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) in the US based on quality of care, performance data and peer recommendations, relative to in-state competition. Included ASC operates exclusively for the purpose of providing surgical services to patients not requiring hospitalization and in which expected duration of services would not exceed 24 hours following an admission. The 25 states with the most facilities according to the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) were surveyed individually. The remaining states were grouped into four regions. ASCs from these states were considered accordingly.

“We’re proud to be recognized by Newsweek for the third consecutive year for providing high-quality care to our patients,” said Arlex Matulac, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Vice President of Perioperative Services at RWJUH. “Our team is committed to being a high-reliability organization where safety is our top priority.”

Rowena Lim, DNP, MBA, RN, Nursing Director for RWJUH’s ASP adds, “Our staff is proactive in developing patient safety protocols and consistently evaluating our processes to ensure that we can deliver successful outcomes for our patients.”

In addition to this recognition, RWJUH’s was honored earlier this year by Outpatient Surgery Magazine with the 2023 OR Excellence Award for Patient Safety. The magazine recognized the ASP Perioperative Team for their contribution to evidence-based practice initiatives, their continuous work surrounding multiple performance improvement (PI) projects and their participation in numerous hospital and unit committees dedicated to enhancing patient safety.

The Ambulatory Surgical Pavilion at RWJUH, located at 10 Plum Street, New Brunswick, is a state-of-the-art, 13,000-square-foot same-day surgery center. It features four operating rooms, one procedure room, a 13-bed pre- and post-operative area (six pre-operative beds and seven post-operative beds). The multispecialty center offers general, gynecological, gender-affirming, plastic, podiatric, and retina-vitreous surgery, as well as pain management, ENT (ear, nose and throat), endoscopy, orthopedic, and urology procedures.

About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), an RWJBarnabas Health Facility, is a 640-bed academic medical center that is New Jersey’s largest academic medical center through its deep partnership with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. RWJUH is the flagship Cancer Hospital of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, a nationally-ranked 2023-24 Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. Centers of Excellence include cardiovascular care from minimally invasive heart surgery to transplantation, cancer care, stroke care, neuroscience, orthopedics, bariatric surgery and women’s health. 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 and being named to Newsweek’s 2023 list of Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers. 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.

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