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  • Your heart doesn't beat just for you.

    Get it checked.

    Living heart healthy is good for you and those you love. We'll show you how.

  • New Jersey's Only

    Lung Transplant Program

    Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program

  • Let’s Beat Cancer

    Together.

    As an award-winning team, we carry that special combination of state-of-the-art medical care and compassion.

  • We Take Pediatrics

    Personally

    Learn more about our pediatric specialty services.

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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    Rosemary

    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

    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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    Barry

    Barry woke up at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center feeling cold. “It was strange. My legs were shivering, but my head was sweating,” he recounted. He was emerging from medically induced hypothermia that saved his brain function following a massive heart attack. Barry does not remember the heart attack he had early in the morning two days earlier, but his wife and 22-year-old son will never forget. They performed CPR while they waited for EMS to arrive. Once on the scene, the EMS team delivered several shocks to Barry’s heart. They attached EKG leads and, on route to the hospital, transmitted ...
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    Justin

    When Justin was born with multiple heart defects 38 years ago, most children like him didn’t live to adulthood. Fortunately, an early repair worked for many years. And when Justin’s cardiac problems resurfaced in 2012, RWJBarnabas Health provided the complex care he needed to survive – and resume his active life as a school principal, husband and father. “They saved my life,” says Justin, referring to the Center for Adult Congenital Heart Disease at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility. Justin started having symptoms about two years ago, including shortness ...
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    Jean

    Jean Smith lives by the phrase “live every day like your last” after going through radiation and chemotherapy for cancer and then undergoing both heart and kidney transplants. Jean worked as a nurse at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, describing her life at that time as full and vibrant. Her world then changed dramatically when she was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Jean was fairly knowledgeable of the treatments she would need because of her experience as a nurse. She received radiation and chemotherapy treatment at Saint Barnabas Medical Center where she stayed strong and was supported ...
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    Robert

    Robert Regan, a 71-year-old grandfather of three from Lincoln Park, NJ, underwent a double-lung transplant at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in October 2016. He suffered with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for years before he was finally listed for transplant. By the time he received the call that there were a pair of lungs available for him, he was homebound and unable to breathe without an oxygen machine. He went to several hospitals in New York and Pennsylvania before choosing to have his transplant in New Jersey. Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is home to the only ...
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    Kim

    At the age of 18, I was diagnosed with a congenital heart disease called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - the same condition that took my mother’s life. I was told I would not live past my 40’s. I recently turned 60 years old and I feel great thanks to the team at The Beth. When I was younger, I had open heart surgery and multiple procedures, including a pacemaker, but my heart continued to worsen. Then in 2013, I had a heart attack. I was living but I had no real quality of life. That was the beginning of the end for my heart but it was certainly not the end of my story. I was referred to Newark ...
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    Nancy

    Nancy Jones is an active 84-year-old, North Plainfield woman who loves to swim, walk, dance, and even take Zumba classes at her local YMCA. She had never broken a single bone, until this spring when while vacationing with friends in the Dominican Republic she missed a step, fell and broke her hip. “I’ve never felt pain like that before,” says Nancy. “Nothing like that had ever happened to me – I’d never had anything in my body broken before.” After falling, Nancy was treated at a local hospital in the Dominican Republic, but the pain was so intense that she had to use a wheelchair for the ...
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    Gerald

    Gerald , 66 of Staten Island, has been passionate about running the Cyclone rollercoaster at Coney Island for 35 years. With the world’s most advanced ventricular assist device (VAD) replacing the pumping action of his heart, he will be at his post again this year when the amusement park opens on Sunday, March 28. “When I am not managing the ride, I am thinking about managing the ride,” said Gerald. “It is important to be able to work while I wait for my transplant.” Diagnosed with end-stage heart failure, Gerald’s heart stopped in December 2009 at a family birthday party. His health declined ...
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    Peter

    Waiting for a heart transplant and given only a few months to live, Peter optimistically ordered the tuxedo for his daughter’s wedding. An active man with a history of good health but family history of heart disease, in 1999, Peter underwent triple bypass surgery. After a successful procedure a several years of good health, in 2005 he began feeling fatigued again and it was determined that he needed a stent in his right coronary artery. Peter recovered but his heart remained weak. In October 2006, Peter contracted a minor infection - which is never a minor issue for a heart patient. He became ...
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Patient Stories

  • 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.

  • “I know that I am very lucky and have extraordinary family and friends."

  • “They saved my life."

  • "Heart and Kidney Transplant Recipient Gets Two Second Chances At Life"

  • “I promised my six year old granddaughter I would make it to her sixth birthday and I did."

  • There are over a million words in the English language and not one comes close to expressing how I feel about the staff at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

  • “I wasn’t going to let this injury stop me. You have to say to yourself, ‘This is what I’m going to do.’ And then do it. I haven’t stopped yet!”

  • “When I am not managing the ride, I am thinking about managing the ride,” said Gerald. “It is important to be able to work while I wait for my transplant.”

  • When it was determined that Peter had end-stage heart failure but otherwise in reasonably good health, his name was added to the heart transplant list.

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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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