May 15, 2024 Ask the Doctor May 2024

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Celebrates Hospital Week ‘24

National Hospital Week is May 12-18, 2024, and Seth D. Rosenbaum, MD, MMM, SVP and Chief Medical Officer at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (RWJUH Hamilton), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, answers questions about how RWJUH Hamilton in Hamilton Township, NJ, serves its community.

Seth Rosenbaum, MD
Seth Rosenbaum, MD

Cardiovascular diseases remain prevalent in the U.S. Can you tell us about your heart and vascular care program at RWJUH Hamilton?

We are part of one of the largest cardiac care programs in New Jersey and provide essential heart and vascular care such as cardiac catheterizations and angioplasty to clear blocked arteries, as well as non-emergent angioplasty procedures. We are currently constructing a new 5,500-square-foot Cath lab scheduled to open in January 2025. Also available right here inside the hospital is our Cardiac Rehab Program, an individualized, medical-supervised health and fitness program designed to benefit people who have been treated for a heart attack or heart failure, have received a coronary stent, or have undergone cardiac surgery such as a bypass or valve procedure.

What differentiates the Cancer Center at RWUH Hamilton from others?

Our expert multidisciplinary team at the RWJUH Hamilton Cancer Center offers advanced treatment options with individualized care. Through our partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, patients benefit from access to innovative clinical trials, complex surgical procedures, precision medicine, immunotherapy and advanced radiation therapy techniques.

RWJUH Hamilton specialists work with our patients to develop a treatment plan tailored to their medical, emotional, and educational needs, with dedicated oncology social workers and nurse navigators supporting the patient and their loved ones at every step.

What is The Orthopedic and Spine Institute at RWJUH Hamilton?

The Orthopedic & Spine Institute (OSI) located inside the hospital, is comprised of a highly skilled team, members of RWJBarnabas Medical Group, and offers early diagnosis and sophisticated techniques to treat and/or manage conditions caused by arthritis and degenerative joint disease, injuries, congenital issues, and general wear and tear—all with the goal of alleviating pain and helping patients enjoy life on their terms. RWJUH Hamilton is nationally certified in hip and knee replacement and spine surgery by The Joint Commission and performs minimally invasive surgery with advanced technologies like the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery and now Globus Medical’s ExcelsiusGPS® for robotic spine surgery.

What would you like community members to always remember about RWJUH Hamilton?

RWJUH Hamilton provides world-class care, is nationally awarded and recognized, and allows its patients access to New Jersey’s largest health care system and the state’s only National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center—and it’s all right here for our community members.

How does being part of the largest academic health system in New Jersey benefit your patients?

The benefits are immense. Patients who begin their health journey here have access to the most comprehensive healthcare system in the state and are able to tap into the latest resources to receive the most advanced, high-quality care.