Diversity & Inclusion

RWJ University Hospital New Brunswick: A Best in Class Hospital for Diversity and Inclusion


LGBTQ Health Care Equality Index Leader 2022

Diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital are imperative to our goalof being a leading, nationally distinguished academic medical center. In our quest to ensure health equity and close health disparities, they are core values that are woven into the fabric of everything we do. We're working to foster a culture of inclusion that enriches our workforce, physicians, patients, families, partners and communities. At RWJUH, valuing diversity acknowledges that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity. Inclusion begins with acknowledging the behaviors linked to creating a culture of dignity, innovation, and cultural effectiveness.

RWJUH Diversity and Inclusion Goals:

  • To reduce and eliminate health disparities among our diverse patients and communities
  • To ensure equitable access for our patients and employees
  • To deliver culturally competent care and services—while increasing patient safety and patient satisfaction
  • To increase and leverage a broader range of competencies
  • To foster a culture of dignity, innovation and cultural effectiveness

RWJUH is recognized as a national best in class hospital for diversity and inclusion. In 2015, The American Hospital Association recognized RWJUH for their efforts to reduce health care disparities and promote diversity within the organization's leadership and staff with the second annual Equity of Care Award. Diversity MBA listed RWJUH No. 19 in Diversity MBA Magazine's 2015 rankings for 50 Out Front Companies for Diversity Leadership: Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work—and Top 10 Best in Class for: Succession Planning and Accountability. We are delighted to also share that Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) New Brunswick and Somerset have been recognized as “Leaders in LGBTQ Health Care Equality” for the fourth consecutive year by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization.

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Patient Stories

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  • I cannot say enough about the nurses and the aftercare I received, Rick said. All of the doctors and nurses kept my kids updated and checked on me regularly to make sure everything went well.

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