About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset

Founded in 1899, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset provides comprehensive emergency, medical/surgical, and rehabilitative services to residents throughout central New Jersey.

The hospital’s cardiology program is one of the most experienced in the state, with one of the highest volumes of cardiac procedures among hospitals without cardiac surgery.

Its Steeplechase Cancer Center provides state‐of‐the‐art outpatient cancer care services, including radiation oncology, 3‐D mammography, infusion therapy, a lung cancer screening program, a smoking cessation program, nutritional counseling, complementary medicine services, and a boutique. The center is a clinical research affiliate of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

The Joint Surgery Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset provides an integrated approach to patient care, resulting in superior outcomes.

The Edward and Anita Hogan Neuroscience Pavilion enhances care for patients who have had a stroke or other neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease or seizure disorders. The pavilion features private patient rooms, a rehabilitation gym and an interactive patient education network.

RWJUH Somerset’s Eating Disorders Program provides specialized inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospitalization services. The hospital’s newly renovated maternity unit includes a Level II Intermediate Care Nursery staffed 24/7 by a board‐certified neonatologist and specially trained nurses.

A teaching hospital affiliated with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the hospital maintains a family medicine residency program with 21 residents.

The newly opened Center for Wound Healing offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, for non‐healing wounds. The hospital also offers outpatient services at convenient locations in Central New Jersey, including the Sports Physical Therapy and Performance Center in Bridgewater; Sports Physical Therapy in Hillsborough, Princeton, and Flemington; and a comprehensive sleep center and laboratory services in Hillsborough.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset is the first hospital in New Jersey to offer specialized primary care services for the LGBTQIA community at our PROUD Family Health at RWJ Somerset Family Practice. PROUD Family Health is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment where LGBTQIA patients can get the medical care they need at all stages of life, including hormone therapy and monitoring and health education and counseling. In addition, the hospital offers a monthly support group for family members of transgender individuals.

A wide array of free or low‐cost health education programs, screenings, and support groups are also provided to the community.

RWJ University Hospital – Somerset

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 cannot say enough about the nurses and the aftercare I received, Rick said. All of the doctors and nurses kept my kids updated and checked on me regularly to make sure everything went well.

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  • “I love the people at the Joint Surgery Center. Going there is like coming home.”

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  • “The people at RWJUH Somerset helped me realize that there was so much to fight for and that all the things that we did each day were going to add up to something.”

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