• You.

    New and improved.

    At Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, our seasoned orthopedic surgeons, medical professionals, and staff are here to help get you back on your feet.

  • Let's Beat Cancer


    As an affiliate of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, we provide patients with exceptional care and state-of-the-art treatment options tailored to their individual needs.

  • Regaining Balance

    Begins Here

    Whether you are suffering from vertigo, recovering following a surgery, or have other balance related concerns, we're here to help you recover.

Welcome to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton

Close-to-home healthcare in Hamilton, NJ

RWJUH Hamilton is a network of health services providing medical, surgical, diagnostic and treatment services to the community. Located in Hamilton Township, the hospital provides emergency and acute care to patients when they need it.

Our services also go beyond the walls of the hospital, providing outpatient and specialty care clinics such as the Cancer Center at RWJ Hamilton, RWJ Outpatient Center in Columbus, RWJ Rehabilitation, Lakeview Child Centers, outpatient surgery centers, physician offices and the RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center.

Proven Commitment to Quality & Service

Our commitment to healthcare and the community has earned numerous awards in quality, performance, and patient experience. This includes being the first of only two hospitals in New Jersey to receive the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award presented by the president of the United States. The hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission with specialty certifications in stroke care, spine surgery and hip/knee replacement. The cancer program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. In 2017, RWJUH Hamilton was rated an “A” Hospital Safety Grade.

No matter where you seek care, the promise is the same – quality and service you can trust.

Specialty Services

  • Let's Beat Cancer Together.

    Our teams of multidisciplinary cancer care specialists work together to deliver a cure for all types of cancer.

  • You. New and improved.

    Our orthopedic programs combine world-class medical care, personalized attention and innovative research to provide the best possible treatment for our patients.

  • Keeping Your Life in Balance

    Our team of balance specialists work side-by-side with patients to overcome their balance disorder.

  • Emergency Medicine That Combines High Tech and High Touch Care

    In Emergency Medicine, time is of the essence and comforting the soul can be as important as comforting the body.

  • Comprehensive Treatments for Vascular Care

    Our vascular specialists use the latest, innovative diagnostic technologies to create individualized treatment plans.

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    The symptoms struck Wayne suddenly, rousing him from sleep in the middle of the night. Something was causing his head to jerk downward and to the right. “You ever see a fish with a hook in its mouth, and you just keep tugging it? That’s what it was doing,” the 52-year-old Hamilton resident says. His speech was also distorted and incoherent. He likens the sound and the sensation inside his head to a child mashing the keys of piano. His mother, whom he lives with after suffering disabling accident in 1983, knew something was wrong and called 911. Wayne first received the diagnosis of seizures ...
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    Pelvic Floor Rehab offers a non-surgical solution for incontinence. Ralph struggled daily to keep the low-level anxiety from creeping into his life. He had a mental map of every bathroom and trashcan at his frequent destinations. Incontinence, he said, was a stress he could manage for nearly 20 years, until it became an embarrassment. He was among the millions of Americans who deal with the pelvic floor disorder. Incontinence is often-misunderstood and so shrouded in stigma that we’ve chosen to identify this patient, who is in his late 70s, by another name. Ralph used an elaborate system of ...
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    Phyllis was out for a morning stroll when she suddenly felt as though the world was spinning. “It came out of nowhere,” she recalled. “I started swaying and was so dizzy I couldn’t walk, or even stand.” Alone and afraid, the 69-year old Yardville resident struggled to reach a nearby bench so she could lie down and call for help. The episode prompted Phyllis to visit an urgent care center, where doctors suspected a common balance disorder that occurs when crystals migrate into the ear canals. However, when initial treatment failed, her primary care physician referred her to specialists at RWJ ...
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    Rick knew he needed a knee replacement. The active, fit 65-year-old had gone through rounds of anti-inflammatory and injection therapies to deaden the pain of the arthritic joint, and his orthopedic surgeon, John Schnell, told him that he would know when the timing was right. It was the avid gardener’s shovel that ultimately delivered the message. “I tried to push the shovel down with my right foot, and that night, I was dying,” Rick says. “I thought, I can’t dig anything ever again.” A total knee replacement would eventually get this green thumb back to his shovel and his garden again. ...
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    The frustration and the pain were becoming too much for John to handle. The 69-year-old Cream Ridge resident was hobbled by poor blood flow in his leg, which cramped anytime he tried to walk more than 500 feet. “I was trying to walk to lower my cholesterol and I couldn’t do it,” he says. “It was frustrating.” After a stent attempt failed to address the issue, John thought the pain was something he had to live with. But RWJ University Hospital Hamilton vascular surgeon Honesto Poblete had other ideas. “He had blood flow to his leg,” Poblete says, “but the blood was traveling through small blood ...
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    When Ann met with Michael Ast, MD, orthopedic surgeon, she suspected a partial knee replacement was in her future. “I’d had a partial knee surgery eight years prior on my other knee and this pain was very similar,” explains Ann. “I was not looking forward to going through it again, but my knee was bone on bone. It was very painful.” Natural, by Way of Technology Ann, who spent her youth as a gymnast and cheerleader, thought she knew what to expect with partial knee replacement surgery. What she didn’t know is that in the eight years since her previous partial knee surgery, a lot had changed. ...
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    Katelyn was on I-95 driving home from visiting friends and family when another car crossed two lanes of traffic and struck her vehicle. The next thing she knew she was on the side of the road covered in glass, calling the police. At first the 31-year-old Pennington resident felt lucky that she walked away with some glass cuts and whiplash. But as the weeks went on, she began developing a string of neurological issues, including slurred speech, vision problems and numbness in her hands and feet. But one of the biggest problems was her hearing. Katelyn began hearing a constant ringing in her ...
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    Ewing resident opens up a whole new world with hearing aid technology Kenneth listens to live jazz wearing barely visible hearing aid. No matter what you love to do, your body is equipped with five senses to help you enjoy it. For Kenneth, listening to live jazz at his favorite club is at the top of the list. “I love music. And I really have a passion for jazz. I cannot play an instrument or carry a note, but I admire the talent and skill of musicians. I enjoy taking in live music whenever I can,” explains Kenneth. With a long family history of hearing loss, Kenneth knew for years he probably ...
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    Ed McDonald of Chesterfield, NJ, suffered a massive heart attack last year at the age of 54. He credits the team at RWJ Hamilton with playing an active role in his survival and recovery. In his words… “I had finished laps in the pool at the RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center with my 14-year-old son’s swim team when I decided to take a soak in the hot tub. The last thing I remembers is entering that water. I regained consciousness six days later. I was struck by a sudden severe heart attack that left me in cardiac arrest; face down in the hot tub. Leanne Miccio, a registered RN and pediatric nurse ...
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    As a World War II British Intelligence officer, a celebrated photographer and author of more than 10 books, it’s safe to say that Jon has lived a full life. But even now, with his 97 th birthday quickly approaching, the Trenton resident still feels he has more to do. “I want to offer the world the chance to share with me some of the things I’ve been lucky enough to see,” Jon says. He has seen quite a bit. Though he never planned to be a professional photographer, Jon’s talents led him to see a number of things through his camera lens – including the dazzling light from a Mexico City sky, the ...
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Patient Stories

  • I can’t even tell you how different life is. Life feels so much better.

  • After the first session – I worked on the exercises for a week – I had immediate results.

  • The hospital got me back on my feet... and enjoying life again.

  • I can use my shovel. I can mow the lawn. I can ride a bike.

  • It felt so good just to be able to walk and not get a cramp in my leg.

  • “I didn’t think I could do it, and I was taken aback by how easily I could move.”

  • “It really shows how fortunate I am.”

  • “I felt more comfortable with Lorraine during the testing process. She was more sensitive and concerned, and she was able to provide a clearer picture as to what may be transpiring."

  • “They taught me how to adjust my lifestyle and eating habits, which took away the worry of having another heart attack.”

  • “All of the staff deserve great credit. My doctors worker together beautifully as a team so I feel I am in excellent hands.”

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Providing Care for Millions of Patients Every Year

At Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, 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 Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton management and staff abide by the philosophy that all patients are to be treated with respect, dignity, and sensitivity.  

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