Oct 6, 2023 RWJBarnabas Health Recognized Among 2023’s “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs" by Becker’s Hospital Review

Hospitals and Health systems with great oncology programs

West Orange, NJ, October 6, 2023 –RWJBarnabas Health, together with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, has been named among Becker’s Hospital Review’s 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs for 2023. The list honors heath systems that have earned national recognition for their work in driving forward advanced cancer care and research, as well as cancer centers with internationally known specialists, capacity for clinical trials and exceptional safety ratings.

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health’s partnership has transformed cancer care delivery for New Jersey residents. Combining the research and treatment capabilities of Rutgers Cancer Institute and the clinical expertise of RWJBarnabas Health, the two entities have ensured that all patients have access to high-quality, state-of-the-art cancer care, close to home.

“This recognition demonstrates the high quality, multidisciplinary cancer care we provide for our patients and families in New Jersey and beyond, which is informed by innovative research, discoveries and clinical trials,” said Steven K. Libutti, MD, FACS, Director of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Senior Vice President, Oncology Services, RWJBarnabas Health. “We will continue to transform and expand oncology services across the state, including the construction of the Jack and Sheryl Morris Cancer Center, the state’s first freestanding cancer hospital.”

As New Jersey’s leading cancer program and only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute and RWJBarnabas Health are also at the forefront of cancer research, providing patients with access to novel treatments that are not yet available through standard clinical practice. The NCI designation is awarded to an elite group of centers nationwide, illustrating the breadth and depth of excellence in leadership and resources on a national scale.

The complete list can be found 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