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Welcome to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset

A recognized leader in patient safety and clinical quality

At RWJUH Somerset, we are continuously pushing ourselves to provide our patients with the best healthcare possible. We have been recognized for our outstanding quality and dedication to patient safety, earning the prestigious Magnet® Award for Nursing Excellence, but that has not stopped us from finding new ways to improve even further. Our Centers of Excellence include cardiovascular, cancer, stroke, and joint replacement care, among others.

From our Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for joint replacement to our officially designated Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, RWJUH Somerset is proud to offer a wide array of high quality medical services.

Part of New Jersey’s largest healthcare system

Our hospital is part of the RWJBarnabas Health network, the largest healthcare system in New Jersey. We have access to medical specialists and technology throughout the state, adding to our already expansive list of medical services. RWJBarnabas Health treats over 3 million patients a year and is the state’s most comprehensive healthcare delivery system. Backed by this prestigious healthcare network, our team at RWJUH Somerset is prepared to address all of your family’s medical needs.

Specialty Services

  • Let’s Beat Cancer Together.

    Our multidisciplinary team of oncologists, nurses, and other healthcare specialists are here to offer you and your family the care and attention you deserve.

  • You. New and improved.

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

  • 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.

  • New Jersey Weight Loss Surgery

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

  • All for one baby. Yours.

    Make sure you and your baby have the best possible care by learning more about our maternity services.

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    Bruce

    "So often I have taken for granted all the medical professionals I have seen over the years. But, a recent event has caused me to take a closer look at the incredible work that doctors and nurses do for us. Please allow me to share my story with you. From the end of 2016 through mid-September of 2017, I had been suffering from severe gastritis, causing intense upper abdominal pain and four trips to the emergency room here at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset. It’s during that fourth trip where this story really begins. Around midnight on September 11, 2017, the intense ...
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    Andrew

    Andrew Chen takes comfort in the fact that RWJ Somerset was here, when his mother, who once lived in a nearby assisted living facility, needed us most. In his words… “Patient care here is great. My mother has utilized many of the hospital’s services and all of the nurses we have encountered are friendly and attentive. The staff is very patient and accommodating, always working to minimize my mother’s discomfort. Even when they are caring for several patients, they give her the personal attention she needs and that means a lot to me.” Generous donations to RWJ Somerset benefit patients like ...
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    Cheryl

    A week after her hip replacement surgery, Cheryl McCollum was already back behind the wheel. Less than two weeks later, Cheryl was able to walk without the use of a cane or walker. This entire process was amazing to Cheryl because a month ago, she could barely walk. Thanks to the support and dedication of the staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, Cheryl is thankful to be walking again. At RWJBarnabas Health, we understand that solutions for orthopedic pain don’t always start with surgery. That’s why our orthopedic centers offer a full range of care.
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    Linda

    Suffering from rheumatoid arthritis in her hips, Linda Kelly spent years walking in pain, crawling up and down stairs and relying on a wheelchair, walker or cane to get around. But after double hip replacement surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in April 2015, the Jersey City woman is now walking pain-free and is able to enjoy walks in the park and attend outdoor craft fairs and festivals for the first time in years. “It’s because of Robert Wood Johnson that I have a quality of life,” she says. Ms. Kelly chose to come to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset ...
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    Irene

    When Irene Blackburn began to lose strength in her muscles and started to feel off-balance, she just accepted it as the normal progression of Parkinson’s disease. “My balance was so bad, I thought I would end up needing to use a wheelchair. I felt like I was tipsy because I would lean to the right side,” said Mrs. Blackburn, 67, of Manville, who was diagnosed two years ago with Parkinson’s disease. The neurodegenerative brain disorder causes the brain to stop producing dopamine, a neurotransmitter, which results in loss of control of body movements. Falling was a constant fear for Mrs. ...
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    Angelo

    Ana Sciara knew instinctively that her four-year-old son Angelo had something more than a stomach virus. He had vomited a few times throughout the early hours of Monday, October 29, but by daybreak, little Angelo was throwing up bile and his stomach hurt. Because Hurricane Sandy was predicted to hit New Jersey later that afternoon and her pediatrician’s office was closed, Ana and her husband Angelo decided to take their son to Somerset Medical Center’s emergency department while her parents stayed at their Martinsville home to watch their toddler twin boys. “We figured that we probably ...
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    Janice

    When doctors found a lump in Janice Parisi’s left breast during her annual checkup and mammogram last spring, it wasn’t a total shock. “My mom had been diagnosed with breast cancer at age 43,” Janice says. “In the back of my mind, there was always the thought that it could happen to me, too.” Yet, when a biopsy confirmed that Janice had stage II breast cancer, that didn’t make the news any easier to take. Fortunately, the 55-year-old homemaker from Branchburg had an outstanding support team. Her husband, Robert, took a year’s leave of absence from work to be by her side. And the caring doctors ...
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    Edward

    Edward Lopez, 51, knew he had a problem. The Manville resident regularly nodded off while watching TV, while working at his IT job during the day and even in the midst of conversing with his family. “Sometimes I’d doze off while sitting at a stoplight,” Lopez says. “I was afraid I’d fall asleep while driving. I knew I needed to do something.” His primary care physician referred him for a sleep test at Somerset Medical Center’s Sleep for Life Center, where Lopez was monitored while sleeping overnight to find out what was making him so exhausted during the day. His diagnosis: obstructive sleep ...
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    Grace

    Montclair resident Jim Brown is no stranger to joint surgery. The 62-yearold had replacement surgery on his right hip 11 years ago at a well-known Manhattan hospital. But when Brown recently needed the same surgery on his left hip, his search for a new program led him to Somerset Medical Center’s Joint Surgery Institute. “Although my first surgery was successful, I wanted to find a more complete joint program, one that emphasized physical therapy and recovery,” explains Brown. Proven Success Brown was intrigued by the program, but he dug a little deeper for evidence that it did what it said. ...
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    Erika

    For nearly four years, South Plainfield resident Erika Plaza, 38, dreaded getting her period each month. “It was so heavy that I’d have to miss work and couldn’t even go to the supermarket,” she says. “I’d have anxiety beforehand because it was so terrible.” Her symptoms sometimes kept her from enjoying her favorite activities like Zumba and watching her two sons, ages 12 and 14, play football. Plaza had fibroids — benign tumors that grow inside the uterus. About 20 percent of women of childbearing age will have them at some point. However, most women don’t know they have fibroids because ...
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Patient Stories

  • "I can honestly say I haven’t felt this good physically in over 15 years."

  • Patient care here is great. My mother has utilized many of the hospital’s services and all of the nurses we have encountered are friendly and attentive.

  • At RWJBarnabas Health, we understand that solutions for orthopedic pain don’t always start with surgery. That’s why our orthopedic centers offer a full range of care.

  • RWJ Somerset Joint Surgery “I am so thankful to everyone. I will be forever grateful.”

  • “I carry myself much better without any fear of falling.”

  • Because Hurricane Sandy was predicted to hit New Jersey later that afternoon and her pediatrician’s office was closed, Ana and her husband Angelo decided to take their son to Somerset Medical Center’s emergency department while her parents stayed at their Martinsville home to watch their toddler twin boys.

  • “It’s really helpful hearing other women talk about their experiences, I think, ‘Oh yeah, I’ve had that problem, too.’ I learn from them, and it makes me realize I’m not alone with this.”

  • “Before I was so exhausted during the day I could barely accomplish certain tasks. Now I’m exhausted at the end of the day because I get so much done with all the energy I have.”

  • I researched outcomes and rankings on healthgrades.com,” says Brown, who helps run a free health clinic for professional actors and entertainers. “Somerset Medical Center’s joint surgery scores were terrific.

  • “The first time I got my period after having the procedure, it was very light and only lasted for three days instead of six. Now when I get my period it’s no big deal, and I can still go on with my life."

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Providing Care for Millions of Patients Every Year

At Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, 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 Somerset management and staff abide by the philosophy that all patients are to be treated with respect, dignity, and sensitivity.  

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