Honors and Awards

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's (RWJUH'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 2023-2024 US News Best Children's Hospitals Orthopedics US News Best Children's Hospitals Urology

HEI Leader Becker's Health Care - Hospitals with Great Oncology Programs 2023 designation Becker's Health Care - Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs 2023 designation Magnet Recognition from the American Nursing Credentialing Center ANCC American Heart Association 2023 Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Award Newsweek US BASC 2024 Logo The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval - National Quality Approval CHIME Most Wired Designation 2023 Money - Best Hospital Bariatric Surgery Healthgrades Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award 2019-2024 Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award 2022

U.S. News High Performing Hospitals badge for Aortic Valve Surgery U.S. News High Performing Hospitals badge for Cancer U.S. News High Performing Hospitals badge for Colon Cancer Surgery U.S. News High Performing Hospitals badge for Gastroenterology & GI Surgery U.S. News High Performing Hospitals badge for Heart Bypass Surgery U.S. News High Performing Hospitals badge for Heart Failure U.S. News High Performing Hospitals badge for Hip Replacement U.S. News High Performing Hospitals badge for Kidney Failure U.S. News High Performing Hospitals badge for Diabetes U.S. News High Performing Hospitals badge for Lung Cancer Surgery U.S. News High Performing Hospitals badge for Maternity U.S. News High Performing Hospitals badge for Prostate Cancer Surgery U.S. News High Performing Hospitals badge for Stroke U.S. News High Performing Hospitals badge for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement U.S. News High Performing Hospitals badge for Uterine Cancer Surgery SRC Center of Excellence Robotic Surgery NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center badge ABRET EEG Badge Antibiotics Award Badge SRC Center of Excellence Hernia Surgery badge American College of Cardiology

  • RWJUH, NJ’s premier academic hospital, was ranked Top 5 Best Regional Hospitals in the State and Top 25 in the NY Metro Area by US News & World Report in the 2023-24 annual rankings. The hospital received twelve “High Performing” ratings in 14 Adult Specialties, Common Adult Procedures, and Conditions including:
    • Gastroenterology and GI Surgery
    • Cancer
    • Heart Bypass Surgery
    • Aortic Valve Surgery
    • Colon Cancer Surgery
    • Heart Failure
    • Kidney Failure
    • Hip Replacement
    • Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma Surgery
    • Lung Cancer Surgery
    • Prostate Cancer Surgery
    • Stroke
    • Uterine Cancer Surgery
    • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
  • The Bristol‐Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH) is nationally ranked in the U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals 2023-2024 awards for Orthopedics (#34) and Urology (#47). BMSCH is the only pediatric orthopedics program ranked in New Jersey.
  • 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 is among the four RWJBarnabas Health facilities rated High Performing by U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-24 Best Hospitals for Maternity Care in 2023-24.
  • 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 three 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 Health Care Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce that Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has earned 2023 College of Health Care Information Management Executives (CHIME) Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified level 10. The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively health care organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.
  • RWJUH has been recognized six years in a row for Bariatric Surgery Excellence by Healthgrades. This award recognizes patient outcomes in the top 5% nationally. RWJUH is recognized by Healthgrades for Superior Performance in Bariatric Surgery and named among the top 5% of hospitals evaluated for Bariatric Surgery.
  • 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 nine 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 2024 as a LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader.
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is accredited as a Center of Excellence in Adult Robotic Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation.
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Ambulatory Surgical Pavilion has been named to Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers for 2024.
  • The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), has granted accredited status to the Breast Care Connection at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has been named to the America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery list for 2023 by the Leapfrog Group and Money Magazine.

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