Welcome to Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Over 100 Years of Health Care Services in Newark

First established in 1901, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is a 665-bed quaternary care, teaching hospital that provides comprehensive health care for the region. Staffed with more than 800 physicians, 3200 employees, and 150 volunteers, our hospital is ready to provide you and your family with the quality care you need.

An Innovator in New Jersey Healthcare

Newark Beth Israel is home to one of the nation’s 10 largest heart transplant centers, RWJBarnabas Health’s Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program; New Jersey’s only Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program; and a Valve Center that performs more cardiac valve procedures, including minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVRs), than any other center in the state. Our medical center is home to the most comprehensive robotic surgery center in the state, and we were the first hospital in NJ to establish an accredited sleep disorders center. The Frederick B. Cohen, MD, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Breast Health Center provide seamless integration of cancer prevention, specialized care, and treatment options.

Newark Beth Israel is renowned for its many preventive health programs that promote wellness in the community. As part of RWJBarnabas Health, the largest healthcare delivery system in the state, we have access to advanced technology and a variety of medical specialists.

Specialty Services

  • Let’s Beat Cancer Together.

    The Frederick B. Cohen, M.D. Comprehensive Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is designed to meet the needs of our patients and their families.

  • Your heart doesn’t beat just for you. Get it checked.

    Living heart healthy is good for you and those you love, let our expert heart & vascular teams help!

  • You. New and improved.

    Our orthopedists and orthopedic surgeons excel in providing specialized care for all of our patients' musculoskeletal needs.

  • Rutgers Neurological Institute of New Jersey at NBIMC

    We have developed programs in neuroscience to diagnose and treat stroke, aneurysms, brain and spine tumors, and chronic back pain.

  • Children's Hospital of New Jersey at NBIMC

    Our pediatric hospital specializes in treating ill and injured children and promoting the wellness of our community.

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    Joseph Wares credits the TAVR procedure (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) for improving his overall quality of life. At the age of 67, Joseph Wares did not think much of the heart murmur that he has had since birth until it began to affect his quality of life. Barely able to walk up a flight of stairs without gasping for breath, Joe attributed his shortness of breath to age or the residual effects of a previous surgery. A referral to Newark Beth Israel Medical Center revealed a severe problem with his aortic valve. Not only was his valve very narrowed, making it harder for his heart to ...
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    Father Clark

    With an active life that included participation in college athletics, the U.S. Navy, the Marine Corps, and 25 years as a priest, Fr. Steven Clark was accustomed to helping others. But in 2014, having suffered from years of heart issues that finally required a heart transplant, Fr. Clark was the one who needed help. A History of Heart Issues “I started having health concerns in my 30s, and because both my mother and brother died at early ages, I decided to get a checkup,” Says Fr. Clark. He was told he had mitral valve prolapse in which the heart’s mitral valve would slip into the left atrium. ...
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    Support from her social circle and doctor helped one woman control high blood pressure . Now she’s paying it forward. Tracy Johnson understands the importance of paying it forward. Twice in the past six years, she experienced the effects of the “silent killer” – high blood pressure. In 2012, a nurse sounded the first alarm, when Tracy became ill at work. “My blood pressure was 220/120, and she sent me straight to the emergency room. That’s when I first found out I had high blood pressure.” Tracy was able to keep the condition in check through prescription medications, healthy eating, and ...
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    Carlos, a 49-year-old accountant from Florida was healthy and fit and working in Elizabeth, NJ during tax season this past March. Without warning, he suddenly awoke in the middle of the night with pain so severe he thought his chest would explode. His head was pounding, he was drenched in sweat, and so short of breath he could hardly utter the words to his wife to “Call an ambulance!” Without delay, Carlos' wife called 911 and when the ambulance arrived, the EMS team assessed her husband’s condition and said “You are having a heart attack; you need to go to Newark Beth,” she remembers. She ...
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    When Grace Eline was diagnosed with a brain tumor, teams at The Valerie Fund Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and at the Laurie Proton Therapy Center at Rutgers Cancer Institute and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick supported her and her family through the diagnosis, treatment and recovery from a brain tumor. They were able to provide seamless patient care between the state’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and the state’s largest ...
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    Glenn Harrison was surprised to get a medical diagnosis that he had a cardiac problem. With the expert cardiac care available throughout our health system, coordinating a stent procedure at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and cardiac rehabilitation at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, where Glenn was born and sought care throughout his life, happened seamlessly. Your heart beats for more than just you. To get your heart checked, visit http://www.rwjbh.org/heart
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    “I have been blessed or lucky to have lived! Someone is looking out for me up there. Through faith in God, loving family and friends…I have survived.” Music has the power to transport people to another place and time. The lyrics, the melodies and the notes can lift us up in celebration or provide comfort during troubling periods. Craig Lawton felt the power of music and credits it as his lifeline through his lung transplant and recovery. Initially diagnosed with Stage 4 emphysema at the age of 45, Craig received a new right lung in August of 2008 at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) in ...
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    The life of a maternal fetal medicine specialist like Dr. Martin Gimovsky , who treats women experiencing complications during their pregnancies, is exciting and fast-paced, especially when you are listed as a Top Doctor in the New York Metropolitan Area for ten years in a row. Unfortunately the excitement quickly turned to panic when he passed out and collapsed to the floor after a busy morning with his patients at JFK Medical Center in Edison, one of the three hospitals in addition to Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) he and his partners support as perinatal specialists. As Dr. ...
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    At 78-years old, Passaic County resident, Rosemary Brand, had no plans of slowing down. Rosemary is happiest when she’s on the go, which made it all the more devastating when she developed a heart condition that claimed her vitality and independence. Rosemary’s cardiologist detected a heart murmur and diagnosed her with aortic stenosis, a narrowing of the heart’s aortic valve. Overtime, her heart continued to deteriorate leading to heart failure, however due to her age and co-existing health issues, Rosemary was not a candidate for open-heart surgery. Thanks to advances in treatment and access ...
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    Mayra Rodriguez, 38 years-old, Union Township, NJ, has been living and thriving with her long-term durable heart pump for the past ten years. In 2007, she had just given birth to her son Gabriel when she began to experience symptoms of heart failure. Mayra remembers feeling shortness of breath and gaining at least 15 pounds. At first she thought it was normal post-pregnancy fatigue but then she became too weak to carry her son to his crib and her elbows and knees were so bloated it was painful to bend them. This was not her first bout with illness, two years earlier Mayra had battled ...
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Patient Stories

  • “Years ago, my sister had to have open heart surgery for a similar issue and it was a long and difficult recovery,” said Joseph. “My family was amazed at how different my recovery was immediately following the procedure. I was home the next day.”

  • “I knew right away that I was where I needed to be. My experience there was head and shoulders above the care I had received anywhere else.”

  • “He took me for a walk around the hospital,” she says. “He spent the time to make sure I understood how lucky I was. He said it won’t be easy, but that I can do things to get healthier. I appreciated that he was so honest.”

  • “It’s a miracle, I feel blessed every day.”

  • “We told Grace to feel her feelings and then look for the bright spot, rise up and move forward,” added mom Aubrey. “By encouraging Grace to bounce to the bottom and then come back up, she was able to truly feel the hardship and then consciously turn it into a positive, regardless of the actual outcome.”

  • The people that work there are extremely helpful and care about the patients.

  • “Some patients recover sooner than others, it truly depends on the individual,”

  • Never expecting to need the services of his colleagues, he was the recipient of the “world-class care of the entire team, most especially the nurses, and specifically Dorothy” and is grateful to his colleagues. “My hat is off to the team. This is truly a “Top Hospital” for cardiac care.

  • The TAVR procedure improved my heart function and symptoms so much!

  • Mayra says she feels great and is looking forward to celebrating many more birthdays with her friends, family and her HeartMate II.

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Providing Care for Millions of Patients Every Year

At Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, we are committed to quality and excellence in patient care. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and to provide you with an environment that is conducive to healing and promotes patient safety. The Newark Beth Israel Medical Center management and staff abide by the philosophy that all patients are to be treated with respect, dignity, and sensitivity. 

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