About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset is a 355-bed community hospital located in Somerville, NJ. Its centers of excellence include cardiovascular, cancer, stroke and joint replacement care.

Awards & Recognition

The Somerset campus has earned noteworthy national acknowledgement for medical excellence and patient care, including the prominent Magnet® Award for Nursing Excellence, an “A” Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group and "Most Wired" label by Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine. It was elected a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. The American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer named the Steeplechase Cancer Center as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center. The Joint Surgery Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset has earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for total knee and total hip replacement surgery.

RWJBarnabas Health

RWJ's Somerset campus is now part of RWJBarnabas Health, which is the most inclusive health care delivery organization in New Jersey, handling more than 3 million patients a year. RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey's second largest private employer with more than 32,000 personnel, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns. It is routinely given national awards for its exceptional worth and safety.

Our Mission

To improve the health and well-being of the patients and communities we serve by:

  • Fostering an atmosphere of distinction in all areas including the medical provision of the utmost quality through demonstrated patient care in cooperation with the hospital's health care specialists
  • Progressing patient care through the dispersion of medical knowledge
  • Aiding medical innovation that advances patient care
  • Sponsoring and partaking in public outreach events that improves the well-being of the citizens of our area
  • Displaying stewardship of all accessible resources

Our Vision

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, in partnership with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, will be a leading, nationally distinguished academic medical center.

Patient Stories

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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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