Honors and Awards

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) New Brunswick’s steadfast commitment to improving the health of our communities is exemplified by the national awards and recognition we have received.

US News Regional Best Hospitals New York Metropolitan Area 2022-2023 Magnet Recognition from the American Nursing Credentialing Center ANCC 2022 HEI Leader American Heart Association 2022 Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Award Newsweek US BASC 2022 Logo Newsweek Best Maternity Hospitals 2022 Logo The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval - National Quality Approval CHIME Most Wired Designation 2022 Healthgrades Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award 2019-2023 Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award 2022

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  • RWJUH, NJ’s premier academic hospital, was ranked Top 5 Best Regional Hospitals in the State and Top 20 in the NY Metro Area by US News & World Report in the 2022-23 annual rankings. The hospital received twelve “High Performing” ratings in 2 Adult Specialties and 10 Adult Procedures and Conditions including:
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    • Colon Cancer Surgery
    • Diabetes
    • Heart Attack
    • Heart Bypass Surgery
    • Heart Failure
    • Hip Replacement
    • Lung Cancer Surgery
    • Cancer
    • Kidney Failure
    • Stroke
    • Gastroenterology and GI Surgery
  • RWJUH has achieved Magnet Recognition® for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center six consecutive times.
  • RWJUH Cancer Hospital is the flagship facility of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Jersey’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.
  • The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer has rated RWJUH among the nation’s best comprehensive cancer centers.
  • RWJUH was named to Newsweek’s 2022 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals, in recognition of the exceptional care we provide to mothers, newborns and their families (verified by the 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Survey).
  • The RWJUH Stroke Center has been recognized by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association as meeting The Joint Commission's standards for Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Advanced Certification, which means it is part of an elite group of providers focused on complex stroke care.
  • The American Heart Association recognizes this hospital for achieving an aggressive goal of treating patients with 85 percent or higher compliance to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association for two consecutive calendar years. In addition, this hospital has demonstrated 75 percent or higher compliance with 4 of 7 Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Measures to improve quality of patient care and outcomes during the 12-month period of assessment.
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification for Spine Surgery by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
  • The Joint Commission awarded a Gold Seal Certification to RWJUH's Bariatric Services for compliance with all standards and satisfactory patient safety measures. It is the only Gold Seal-certified bariatric program in New Jersey, and one of only seven nationally. The Bariatric Services program has been certified two consecutive times.
  • The Joint Commission awarded a Gold Seal Certification that affirms that RWJUH's Hip and Knee Replacement services are in compliance with all standards and offer satisfactory patient safety measures, The Hip and Knee Replacement program has been certified two consecutive times.
  • The Joint Commission also awarded a Gold Seal Certification as well as an Advanced Certification in Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Implantation.
  • Advanced Therapy Honor Roll - This award recognizes that for patients who are eligible for mechanical intervention, more than half of stroke patients are treated with endovascular therapy (such as the removal of a blood clot) within 90 minutes of ED arrival. More than half of patients who are transferred from another hospital are treated within an hour.

  • Diabetes Honor Roll - This award recognizes that RWJUH meets 90% compliance for 12 consecutive months for all required measures which aims to ensure patients with type 2 diabetes receive the most up-to-date, evidence-based care when hospitalized with Stroke.

  • The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce that Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has earned 2021 College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified level 9. The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.
  • RWJUH has been recognized four years in a row for Bariatric Surgery Excellence by Healthgrades. This award recognizes patient outcomes in the top 5% nationally. RWJUH is the only hospital in South and Central New Jersey named in the top 5% for Bariatric Surgery for three years in a row (2020-2022).
  • RWJUH has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, for six consecutive years.
  • RWJUH has been recognized as a 5-star recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment by Healthgrades in 2022, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
  • RWJUH was recognized by the Human rights Campaign foundation in 2022 as a LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader.

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