Funding Priorities

Annual Fund:

As an innovative leader in advancing state-of-the-art care, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital provides cutting edge, compassionate care to our community, while seeking cures for the world’s most complex health care challenges.

Support from patients, their families and our community help fund new life-saving equipment, improve hospital clinical spaces, educate and retain the very best doctors and nurses, and provide support to our patients and their families in time of need.

Surgical Services:

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is the region’s surgical site for tertiary and quaternary services, featuring a leading Level 1 Trauma Center, a solid organ transplant center, and open-heart surgery center, and a Joint-Commission-Certified stroke center.

Expanded space and additional technologies are needed to raise Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s surgical assets to a preeminent standard, which will result in notable outcomes for our patients, who undergo some of the most complex procedures in medicine. This new standard in surgical service will enrich every aspect of patient care. It will also lead to advances in clinical training, recruitment, and retention of leading nursing and physician talent. Our goal is provide surgeons and operating room nurses with the best facilities their field offers, elevating professionalism and pride.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital:

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is New Jersey’s premier pediatric medical center. It is fully dedicated to the care and treatment of children, offering the most pediatric sub-specialties (oncology, orthopedics, pulmonary, surgery_ in the region. Our multidisciplinary teams provide outstanding care for the most extreme pediatric cases in a family-centered setting.

BMSCH The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital has made bold investments in pediatric care, including construction of the only pediatric surgical suites in New Jersey. It is poised at the forefront of surgical science, conducting 5,000 surgical procedures annually. Now is the time to expand key services that will significantly enhance our ability to work closely with families in settings that are geared towards the needs of children.

Heart Center of New Jersey

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is a leading cardiac care center, repeatedly ranked as such by U.S. News & World Report. We are one of the busiest cardiac cauterization labs in the region; over 12,000 procedures take place here each year. Our surgeons perform over 1,000 cardio thoracic procedures and more than a dozen heart transplants annually. Some of the most severe cardiac cases in the region are referred here.

In 2019, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital leadership cut the ribbon on a gleaming, dedicated Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) that covers 21,000 square feet of state-of-the-art space and holds 24 single-patient rooms. Constructed as a new third floor of the CORE building, the CVICU will connect to the Hospital’s existing operating rooms and the Cardiovascular Institute of New Jersey. As a major Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, the newly expanded unit enhances our ability to provide exceptional cardiac care to our cardiac surgery patients, TAVR patients, heart transplant patients and ventricular assist device patients, among others, in a warm, family-centered setting.

Cancer Hospital

The Cancer Hospital of New Jersey at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is the flagship hospital of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Jersey's only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The hospital's cancer program has been accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. The partnership between Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Cancer Institute of New Jersey offers patients a unique opportunity to receive care from the research physicians in our state-of-the-art hospital environment.

The 103-bed cancer hospital provides same-day chemotherapy, medical oncology, hematology-oncology, surgical oncology, bone marrow transplant and radiation therapy. The Cancer Hospital offers wide-ranging oncology-focused services including diagnostic, laboratory and pain management.

Emergency Room

As a Level 1 Trauma Center and the first pediatric trauma center in New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital 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.

We recent completed our Emergency Department expansion project, which now features more than 100 new, private treatment areas for patients; a separate, expanded Pediatric Emergency Department specifically dedicated to children and families; a fast-track option for patients; in-department radiology imaging to increase efficiency and reduce wait times for test results; a new walk-in entrance; and a new ambulance bay with capacity for eight ambulances at one time. We also opened two state-of-the-art critical care units for cardiovascular and neurology services. Such efforts are empowered, in no small part, by the generosity of our friends, former patients, and their families.


Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital unveiled a new, state-of-the-art Neurocritical Care Unit which features the most advanced technology designed specifically for the care of critically ill and injured neurology and neurosurgery patients. The unit also features one of the most advanced neuro-imaging and multi-modality monitoring systems in the nation. The 15,000 square-foot unit includes 15 high-tech patient rooms designed to meet the demand of the critically ill that are double in size from previous rooms; individual rooms equipped with movable power columns, computers, lifts and dialysis connections; a dedicated freestanding CT-Scanner located centrally within the unit; a unit design that incorporates full glass throughout to provide unobstructed views and optimize continuous monitoring; dedicated spaces for family members designed to provide quiet and de-stressing environments. Additionally, clinicians will have access to Moberg CNS neuro-monitoring technology, the most advanced monitoring system of its kind designed specifically to address the needs of critically ill neuro patients. The Moberg CNS Monitor is a neuro-focused patient monitor that supports inter-operability with multiple external devices. RWJUH in partnership with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is a national referral center offering innovative and advanced neuroscience capabilities and destination therapies found at only a small number of elite national institutions.

If you would like to learn more about Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s capital initiatives, please contact the Foundation at (732) 937-8750 or contact us online for more information.

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