• Explore Your Options

    For Weight Loss

    Many people struggle with their weight and sometimes lifestyle changes aren't enough.

  • You.

    New and improved.

    Our orthopedics department not only looks to help resolve your discomfort, but also help you regain your mobility and restore your quality of life.

  • Advanced Treatment

    for Neuropathy

    Combined with our impressive physical therapy programs, we have the tools to help damaged nerves heal and regain functionality.

  • Helping You Get

    Back On Your Feet

    Treatment at our facilities is focused on returning patients to their regular daily activities as quickly as possible.

Welcome to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway

Trusted, responsive care from your Rahway hospital

For more than 100 years, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway has been the trusted healthcare facility for patients and families in Union County and beyond. Our comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical center offers a continuum of care that includes diagnostics, emergency care, advanced surgical treatments, wound care center, and much, much more.

Our campus also includes partnering facilities, including Kindred Hospital New Jersey for long-term, advanced care and our 24-bed subacute hospital dedicated to rehabilitating patients before they are discharged. We are known for our acute, subacute, and rehabilitative care and endeavor to ensure our patients and their families receive the insight, education, amenities and resources they need to make the fullest recovery possible.

Cutting-edge continuum of care

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway's dedication to providing industry-leading care is evident in the various services we provide and continue to invest in. Our facility is a state-designated primary stroke center. We offer emergency cardiac care and diagnostic testing. Our wound care center is equipped with a diabetes management resources and hyperbaric chambers. Our facility provides both physical and aquatic therapy for recovering patients. We also regularly engage our local community with education programs, empowering them to make better decisions about their health and well-being.

Specialty Services

  • Let’s Be Healthy Together

    If you or a loved on is considering a weight loss procedure, we suggest you look into our weight loss surgery options.

  • You. New and improved.

    Whether you are suffering from back pain, recovering from a surgery, or are looking to speak with an experienced orthopedic surgeon, our team is eager to assist you.

  • Promoting the Healing Process

    Our center is staffed by a team of experienced wound care specialists who will customize the most effective treatment plan to stimulate healing, returning you to your life as quickly as possible.

  • Getting You Back To Your Daily Routine

    Treatment at our facilities is focused on returning patients to their regular daily activities as quickly as possible.

  • Your heart doesn’t beat just for you. Get it checked.

    Our award-winning Heart Center has gained national recognition for our comprehensive services and state of the art equipment.

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    Reginald

    Reginald Williams, of Rahway, suffered a variety of health issues including Type 2 diabetes and heart problems that caused falls, resulting in broken bones. His doctors stressed the potential benefits of losing weight on his overall health. Mr. Williams was a candidate for weight-loss surgery and that was how his journey to better health began. In his words… “My surgery was in late August and by November I was off insulin and only using a cane in bad weather. The whole staff has been so helpful, giving me motivation. Before surgery, walking a half mile took 45 minutes. Now it takes me 12. ...
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    Anita

    Seventy-year-old Anita Swallick, a part-time school bus driver from Perth Amboy, has lived with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for two decades. Last year, she entered the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway on the advice of pulmonologist Vijaya Tirunahari, MD. “Ms. Swallick’s exercise tolerance has improved, thanks to Pulmonary Rehab,” Dr. Tirunahari says. “It’s given her the independence she needed to walk further without getting short of breath. I’ll be referring other patients to the program.” For Ms. Swallick, climbing the stairs from ...
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    Katelyn

    Katelyn was on I-95 driving home from visiting friends and family when another car crossed two lanes of traffic and struck her vehicle. The next thing she knew she was on the side of the road covered in glass, calling the police. At first the 31-year-old Pennington resident felt lucky that she walked away with some glass cuts and whiplash. But as the weeks went on, she began developing a string of neurological issues, including slurred speech, vision problems and numbness in her hands and feet. But one of the biggest problems was her hearing. Katelyn began hearing a constant ringing in her ...
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    George

    George Murrell was very active, loved to walk, exercise, ride his stationary bike, but hip pain restricted his movement. He was hunched over, in constant pain. “I was always a walker and that was gone from me. I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t get dressed. I needed help. Now I’m up doing exercise 4:30 in the morning. It’s a pleasure to do those things again.” In December 2016, he had his left hip replaced at the Joint Replacement Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway . “I wish I had done it sooner. Now I can go where I want to go and do what I want to do. I feel great. Recently I ...
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    Sharon

    The numbness and pain in her arms began in July of 2014, taking 45-yearold Sharon McGee by surprise. A busy wife, mother, and professional, she did not have a history of health complications that could have compromised her nervous system. Healthcare providers had a difficult time pinpointing the cause of the unusual sensations that were becoming ever-present for Ms. McGee. Physicians she consulted explored conditions that may be associated with neuropathy, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)—Lou Gehrig’s disease, Guillain-Barré syndrome, Lyme disease, and multiple sclerosis (MS), and ...
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    Paul

    54-year-old Roselle resident Paul Wendel and his wife Adrienne believe in second chances. The couple fosters kittens for a local rescue organization that finds forever homes for abandoned animals. Mr. Wendel got a second chance at having an active life when he received care for his injured foot. Walking in his backyard last year, Mr. Wendel cut his foot. He cleaned the wound and applied a bandage, but with each passing day, the cut grew worse. Mr. Wendelhas diabetes, and nonhealing wounds are a common complication for people living with the disease. “Higher than normal blood sugar levels in ...
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    Arline

    A force of nature when she was in the New Jersey General Assembly, Arline Friscia, now retired, refused to let peripheral neuropathy slow her down as she recovered from cancer. MS. FRISCIA KNEW that something wasn’t quite right with her body when she noticed blood in her urine in 2013. Consultations with a urologist and obstetrician/gynecologist confirmed that Ms. Friscia had nodules in her uterus, and those nodules were cancerous. To treat the condition, physicians removed the cancerous tissue and administered chemotherapy and radiation treatments. But the chemotherapy proved to be very hard ...
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    Eugenio

    Cutting-edge hypothermia treatment brings Clark man back to life. Each holiday season, the De Almeida home in Clark came alive with family, friends, and fun. If someone didn’t have a place to go for Thanksgiving, a setting was always available at Eugenio “Gene” and Florbela De Almeida’s table. Sadly, that wasn’t the case this past year after Mr. De Almeida suffered cardiac arrest just days before Thanksgiving. “We had some guys here doing work,” Mr. De Almeida says, recalling that night. “They called me downstairs to see their work, and I remember nothing after that.” What should have been the ...
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    John

    Before his heart attack, John Dziedic never smoked and went to the gym regularly. He maintained what he thought was a healthy lifestyle, so he hadn't been to see a doctor in years. Then, a few days after Hurricane Sandy, John had a potentially fatal heart attack. Thanks to the quick thinking of his son and the staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway, John survived a heart attack known as "The Widowmaker." Now, John makes time to visit his doctor and can sometimes be found encouraging other cardiac patients through their rehab.
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Patient Stories

  • Before surgery, walking a half mile took 45 minutes. Now it takes me 12.

  • “I was petrified of climbing stairs,” she says. “Now, I’m more confident."

  • “It really shows how fortunate I am.”

  • “Where you have your surgery is so important. I needed a little more help and they were there for me.”

  • Sharon McGee refused to let neuropathic pain control her life.

  • 54-year-old Roselle resident Paul Wendel and his wife Adrienne believe in second chances. The couple fosters kittens for a local rescue organization that finds forever homes for abandoned animals. Mr. Wendel got a second chance at having an active life when he received care for his injured foot

  • A force of nature when she was in the New Jersey General Assembly, Arline Friscia, now retired, refused to let peripheral neuropathy slow her down as she recovered from cancer.

  • Cutting-edge hypothermia treatment brings Clark man back to life.

  • "I went to take one of the jugs out of my pick up truck and I couldn't move it"

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Providing Care for Millions of Patients Every Year

At Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway, we are committed to quality and excellence in patient care. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and to provide you with an environment that is conducive to healing and promotes patient safety. The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway management and staff abide by the philosophy that all patients are to be treated with respect, dignity, and sensitivity.  

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