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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    The replacement of a faulty heart valve allowed Paul to return to his active lifestyle. Paul F. was the image of perfect health. As a 32-year-old CrossFit® enthusiast, he exercised regularly and took care of his body — but one day that all changed. Paul experienced an abnormal heartbeat, an inability to work out and suffered from some sleepless nights. A trip to the cardiologist confirmed that his mitral valve was not working properly and he would have to see a heart failure specialist. “I couldn’t believe it,” says Paul. “I was a healthy young man who worked out and had an exceptionally ...
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    Technological advancements in breast cancer detection saved Martha Diaz’s life. “How do I tell my children I have breast cancer?” These were the initial thoughts of Martha Diaz, a credentialing specialist at Newark Beth Israel when she found out she had breast cancer. An employee of the hospital for over 20 years, Martha credits The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Breast Health Center for saving her life with its state-of-the-art technology. It was the 3D mammography that discovered an exceptionally small tumor that would have gone undetected in a traditional 2D machine. The diagnosis ...
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    After spending over two months in the NICU, Omari Anderson is an energetic and healthy four-year-old. Only 31-weeks into her pregnancy, Tanisha Anderson’s water broke, resulting in an emergency C-section at Newark Beth Israel, where she was a nurse manager on the Women’s Health Unit. Her newborn son Omari, who weighed 3 pounds, 10.4 ounces, was immediately put in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Omari spent 70 days in the NICU at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel. He came onto the unit experiencing respiratory distress syndrome and premature lung disease. The NICU ...
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    Hemophilia does not slow down Juan Moreno’s active lifestyle. Juan Moreno never wanted to be defined by his hemophilia, a disease he has had since birth. Instead, Juan has used his diagnosis as his motivating factor to live an active and healthy lifestyle. An inherited genetic disorder given to Juan via his mother who was a carrier, hemophilia impairs one’s blood from clotting normally because it lacks sufficient blood-clotting proteins. People with hemophilia may bleed for a longer time after an injury than if their blood clotted normally. While small cuts usually aren’t much of a problem, ...
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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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Patient Stories

  • “The care I received at The Beth was superb, and the nurses were amazing; no matter if it was early in the morning or in the middle of the night, they cared and were very present for me.”

  • “I consider my medical team a very compassionate and encouraging part of my recovery,” added Martha.

  • “Having a child in the NICU was an emotional rollercoaster, and the staff was an amazing support system getting me through every step,” added Tanisha.

  • “In a strange way, I am grateful to have Hemophilia A as it has made me more aware of my body, my diet, my exercise and has helped me to push to the next level,” said Juan.

  • “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.

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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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