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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    Cassandra

    A Medical, Therapeutic and Nutritional Approach Helps Patients With Eating Disorders Thrive Again. “Food is my medicine.” It’s a mantra Cassandra Peterson repeats often to herself. It’s also a tattoo the 24-year-old wears proudly on her arm. Cassie got the ink last year while receiving treatment for bulimia nervosa at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset’s Eating Disorders Program. The tattoo reflects Cassie’s changed perception as she progressed through the program. For Cassie, who continues to make the one-hour drive to RWJUH Somerset from her home in Franklin Lakes, the journey ...
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    Jesiah

    Proud Family Health Is The First Hospital-Affiliated Center In New Jersey To Offer Specialized Primary Care Services For The LGBTQIA Community. Jesiah Kinsey’s gender transition has been a life-changing experience. It’s also been a long and complicated journey for the Franklin Park resident who began hormone therapy in 2016. Because there were no health centers nearby in New Jersey that catered to the needs of transgender patients, Jesiah traveled by subway to a New York City center that did. He was excited when the PROUD Family Health Center opened one year later at Robert Wood Johnson ...
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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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    Evelyn

    Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset's Center For Wound Healing Gives Disabled Advocate Second Chance At Life What started as an oozing wound for Evelyn Ramundo turned into acute kidney failure, three surgeries, a medically-induced coma, two weeks in the hospital and five months of rehabilitation. But thanks to the Center for Wound Healing at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, the 45-year-old Hillsborough resident is back to work, volunteering as an advocate for the disabled and bowling each weekend with the Special Olympics. “I’m very ...
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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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    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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    Michael

    Emergency responder experiences his own health emergency. As a police officer and certified emergency medical technician, Somerville resident Michael Stitley, 41, has seen his share of crises. But at 4:30 a.m. on Mother’s Day this year, Stitley was the one experiencing the emergency. “I woke up suddenly with chest pain and was sick to my stomach,” he recalls. “I was certain I was having a heart attack.” He was whisked to the Emergency Department (ED) at Somerset Medical Center. “As soon as I said I was having chest pain, a nurse came out with a wheelchair and brought me back to start doing a ...
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Patient Stories

  • I thought my meal plan had too much food initially. I didn’t want to hear that behaviors I felt were OK weren’t normal. But my team continued to support and teach me, even in my worst moments.

  • "I felt right at home the minute I walked through the door,” says Jesiah, recalling a sense of relief when he saw the rainbow flag hanging above the front desk. “The whole staff—from the receptionists to the nurses and doctors—were so welcoming."

  • "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.

  • “The air was good for the wounds,” Ramundo says. “I could feel it healing.”

  • 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.”

  • “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."

  • “Everyone worked tirelessly to figure out what was wrong with me and helped me get better and back home to my family as quickly as possible.

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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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