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 2021-2022 Magnet Recognition from the American Nursing Credentialing Center ANCC Named to Best Maternity Hospitals 2021 List from Newsweek American Heart Association 2021 Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Award Healthgrades Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award 2019-2021 The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval - National Quality Approval

  • RWJUH was recognized as a Regional Best Hospital by US News & World Report in the 2021-22 annual rankings. The hospital received nine “High Performing” ratings in Common Adult Conditions and Procedures and Specialties, including:
    • Aortic Valve Repair
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    • Colon Cancer Surgery
    • Diabetes
    • Heart Attack
    • Heart Failure
    • Kidney Failure
    • Stroke
    • Specialty ranking in 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 2021 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals, in recognition of the exceptional care we provide to mothers, newborns and their families (verified by the 2020 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.
  • RWJUH Comprehensive Stroke Center has earned the American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and its Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll Award—two of the highest honors that a center can receive from the organization for exceptional stroke 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.
  • RWJUH has been recognized three 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 Central and Southern New Jersey to receive this award.
  • 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 five consecutive years.
  • RWJUH achieved the “Most Wired” designation by Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine.

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