Welcome to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick

An innovative leader in advancing state-of-the-art care

RWJUH New Brunswick has received national acclaim as a leading health care service. Time and time again, we have been recognized for outstanding clinical quality and patient safety. Our comprehensive, advanced treatments encompass everything from diabetes education and cancer treatments to heart and vascular care. Our staff is dedicated to creating a safe, comforting environment where patients and families can feel confident in the quality of their medical care.

Advanced medical services for patients of all ages

Many of our services have received commendation from prestigious medical organizations, including certification as a comprehensive stroke center by The Joint Commission and New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Additionally, The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer has ranked RWJUH among the nation’s best comprehensive cancer centers.

As a Level 1 Trauma Center and the first pediatric trauma center in New Jersey, RWJUH New Brunswick has received national acclaim for its ground-breaking approach to emergency preparedness. No matter what kind of medical crisis your family is going through, our team will go above and beyond to ensure you receive the best treatment possible.

Specialty Services

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

    Repeatedly Among "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S.News & World Report in Heart and Heart Surgery, we have the most experienced transplant team in New Jersey.

  • Let’s Beat Cancer Together.

    Our Cancer Program is the flagship hospital of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Jersey's only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

  • Dedicated To Your Child's Health

    Our specialists at Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital will work with you to meet the needs of your child.

  • Comprehensive Neurological Services

    The Clinical Neurosciences Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is dedicated to the research and treatment of a wide range of neurological disorders.

  • Full Spectrum of Gynecologic Care

    Our board certified general physicians and specialists provide high and low risk gynecology and well-woman health care.

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    Mitch

    After eating became increasingly painful for New Jersey resident Mitchell Douglas, he sought to find relief from the worsening nausea and abdominal pain caused by gastroparesis. He then found Dr. Michel Kahaleh, Chief of Endoscopy at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Clinical Director of Gastroenterology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, who performed an endoscopic procedure called G-POEM (gastric per oral endoscopic myotomy) to treat his gastroparesis. Since the procedure, Mitchell has been able to enjoy food again, as well as increased energy and overall well-being.
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    Janet

    Janet Scratchley, 57, struggled with her weight her entire life. “I’ve gained and lost weight many times, and I thought that was never going to change,” she says. For nearly a decade, the elementary school teacher in West Long Branch lived with worsening back pain. “I tried everything—physical therapy, aquatic therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, epidural injections, a back brace and acupuncture,” she says. “I would feel better for a little while, and then my symptoms would worsen.” Eventually, the pain became so debilitating that Janet stopped taking her dog, Chelsea, a golden retriever ...
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    David

    When medications were no longer providing relief for David Mackrell's chronic acid reflux, the New Jersey man turned to Dr. Ragui Sadek , Director of Bariatric Surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. After using the endo-flip to precisely measure David's esophagus, Dr. Sadek installed a Linx device to permanently control his acid reflux.
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    Manny

    A cancer diagnosis was not going to stop Manuel August from marrying his true love. In sickness and in health took on a new meaning for the Brick Township resident after he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) nearly a year ago. With increasing pain and symptoms, time was of the essence and Manuel was transferred to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where his treatment and care began immediately. During his first 34 day stay, Manuel and wife Elizabeth tied the knot at his bedside. The couple, already engaged, did not want to wait another minute to become husband and wife in ...
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    Rishi

    When a child calls the hospital “awesome” that is quite an endorsement. One year and countless hospital visits since he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), this is how Rishi Duggal describes The Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. In the last phase of his treatment, which will continue for nearly two years, Rishi bravely continues to take on pediatric cancer with knowledgeable determination. He is a very special child – intelligent and compassionate - and we are proud that The BMS Children’s Hospital has provided him the ...
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    Tamara

    Somerset resident Tamara D'Ambra meets the team of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital paramedics, EMTs, doctors and nurses who saved her life following a heart attack.
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    Walter

    When Walter Porto walked into Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, doctors told him that he had six months to live. Doctors doubted that Walter would receive a new heart in time but Walter knew that his new heart was coming and he was right. After a successful heart transplant, Walter doesn’t want to tell his doctors I told you so but thank you. As a result of their efforts, his future looks a lot better than the past.
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    Gabriel

    A near fatal car crash left Gabriel Hurley with no sense of smell and a life in perpetual darkness. However, he wasn’t going to let this horrific incident stop him from going forward in life. Today, Gabriel uses his experience to caution young adults on the dangers of distracted driving. He credits his ability to carry on with the support he received from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. The staff was compassionate, went out of their way to ensure that he was taken care of and made sure Gabe was able to play on.
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    Tina

    Read Tina Fasana's Story Here.
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    Jennifer & Carolyn

    Read Their Story Here!
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Patient Stories

  • Since the procedure, Mitchell has been able to enjoy food again, as well as increased energy and overall well-being.

  • After weight loss and hip replacement surgeries, Janet's health was transformed.

  • After using the endo-flip to precisely measure David's esophagus, Dr. Sadek installed a Linx device to permanently control his acid reflux.

  • “It’s amazing how everything worked out,” Manny says. “I feel great.”

  • "We cannot say enough about the staff – doctors, nurses, techs, the housekeeping staff, transport personnel. They all make the kids in the hospital feel special."

  • How do you thank people who saved your life? They gave me back to my family.

  • Walter knew that his new heart was coming and he was right.

  • "Everybody at Robert Wood Johnson was extremely compassionate and went out of their way to make sure that I was taken care of."

  • “It just didn’t feel right. If you find something, you need to question it and be an advocate for your own health.”

  • “The first night I put it on, it was the best night’s sleep I had in my life."

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Providing Care for Millions of Patients Every Year

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

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