Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Care

Saint Barnabas Medical Center BuildingCooperman Barnabas Medical Center (formerly Saint Barnabas Medical Center), is an award-winning 597-bed acute care hospital located in Livingston, New Jersey. As a medical facility that is both part of RWJBarnabas Health and in partnership with Rutgers University, CBMC is part of the largest academic healthcare organization in New Jersey. Our doctors and researchers dedicate themselves to providing world-class healthcare to our patients located in Essex County and beyond.

Known for delivering high quality, trustworthy medical care using the latest tools and technologies, CBMC is widely recognized for providing compassionate care, superior service, and overall healthcare excellence to our patients and their families. At the height of our most esteemed offerings at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center is our Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Services.

Comprehensive Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Services

Patients choosing CBMC’s Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Services are welcomed to a network of multidisciplinary specialists with an integrated and patient-centric approach to healthcare delivery. Our extensive cardiovascular and thoracic care options help foster recovery outcomes that exceed national quality benchmarks. With the latest technologies and innovations in clinical trials, our patients can enjoy peace of mind knowing that they have the care and support of well-qualified clinicians by their side, whether they are receiving a simple diagnostic EKG or an open-heart procedure. Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center:

  • Has a team of nationally recognized cardiac surgeons skilled in all aspects of cardiac care
  • Is a participant in more clinical research than any other heart care program in New Jersey
  • Is an elite cardiac center that offers the most advanced surgical techniques and procedures
  • Achieves outcomes that are among the best in the state

Nationally Recognized Team of Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Specialists

The optimal heart, vascular and thoracic health of our patients is our mission at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center. Our qualified medical teams are rounded out by outstanding specialists in cardiology, interventional cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, anesthesiology, pulmonology and echocardiography. Combined with our technicians, pharmacists and ancillary staff, our team bands together to treat all of your heart, vascular and thoracic conditions and disorders with precision.

Expert in care management for patients with various forms of heart disease, complex artery blockages and cardiogenic shock, our specialists are adept at administering diagnostic treatments, electrophysiology and coronary interventions for all of our patients.

The techniques of our experienced specialists in interventional and structural cardiology, vascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, and cardiac electrophysiology are complemented by cutting-edge equipment and devices used for diagnosing and treating structural heart and vascular disease.

CBMC leads with comprehensive and compassionate care while using evidence-based guidelines and leading-edge noninvasive, invasive, diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and therapies for you and your loved ones. Learn about our teams below.

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Award-Winning and Accredited Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Care

As an award-winning cardiovascular and thoracic hospital serving Essex, Union, and Morris County residents, CBMC’s Heart, Vascular and Thoracic team has received numerous accreditations and recognitions from state and national organizations.

U.S. News & World Report 2021-2022

CBMC was named "high-performing" in congestive heart failure and heart attack services by U.S. News & World Report.

The Joint Commission

Joint Commission LogoThis global driver of quality improvement and patient safety in healthcare helps organizations across the continuum of care lead the way to zero harm. CBMC has earned Disease-Specific Certification for Acute Coronary Syndrome, Heart Failure, Stroke, and Cardiac Rehabilitation. This certification demonstrates the highest level of recognition achievable by a health care provider for the commitment to excellence in providing disease-specific services in a comprehensive manner.

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

The AACVPR is dedicated to reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management. Central to their core mission is improvement in the quality of life for patients and their families. CBMC has earned Certification in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs in recognition of a hospital’s cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation center’s commitment to providing patients with this high standard of care that aids in maintaining their enriched quality of life.

    Technological Advancements

    Advancements in technology vastly improve both medicine and patient outcomes. Using new equipment, techniques and devices, CBMC offers state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment options. As a state and national pioneer in cardiac care, we are:

    • A leader in transcatheter aortic valve procedure
    • A leader in the field of atrial fibrillation and left atrial appendage closures
    • One of the fastest-growing MitraClip programs

    Access to the Latest Medical and Clinical Research

    At the forefront of medical and clinical research, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center provides our patients with access to the latest in technology and medical advancements that help enrich patient care through the evaluation of therapies, medicines, and tools.

    This is made possible through RWJBarnabas Health, which has partnered with Rutgers University to create the state’s largest academic healthcare system dedicated to providing high quality patient care, leading-edge research, and world-class health and medical education. Read more about our clinical trials below.

    Clinical Trials

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    Programs and Specialties

    Delivering Advanced Cardiovascular and Thoracic Care Right Here in New Jersey

    For decades, RWJBarnabas Health has delivered advanced cardiovascular and thoracic care, pioneering breakthrough techniques that have revolutionized the field. Our multidisciplinary team of experts provide comprehensive, compassionate care. Learn more about our programs and specialties, which include diagnosis, treatment, and continued support for people living with cardiovascular and thoracic conditions.

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    Patient Stories

    • “I can’t say enough about Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center and Dr. Godkar. They saved my life.”

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    • A retired SWAT team member is as good as new after a mitral valve repair.

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