Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Care

RWJUH Somerset Building

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset is nationally recognized for the high-quality cardiac care we provide to our community. We are one of only two hospitals in New Jersey to receive the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for our acute myocardial infarction program (care of heart attack patients) and have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as “high performing” in the care of congestive heart failure patients. The hospital has also earned a 5-star rating for Pacemaker Procedure outcomes from Healthgrades, the leading resource connecting consumers, physicians and health systems. RWJUH Somerset has received the 2023 Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades, ranking in the top 10% of hospitals across the country for cardiology services and among the top 10% of hospitals in the nation for coronary interventional procedures. The hospital ranks #3 in New Jersey for Cardiology, according to Healthgrades.

The hospital’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory offers emergency and elective coronary angioplasty, cardiac catheterizations and pacemaker implantations, including the world’s smallest leadless pacemaker. The hospital’s cardiology services comprise a full range of diagnostic services, including electrocardiograms, stress tests, cardiac ultrasound testing, transesophageal echocardiogram, pediatric diagnostic services and tilt table testing.
A three-phase cardiac rehabilitation program is offered in Hillsborough for patients who have recently suffered a heart attack or who are recovering from an angioplasty, cardiac surgery or heart transplant.

Our Facilities

RWJUH Somerset recently completed a renovation project to modernize and consolidate all of our cardiology services, including diagnostic testing, on the hospital’s second floor. Its Cardiology Pavilion features private patient rooms, new wireless telemetry technology and the GetWellNetwork interactive patient care system. The newly renovated Cardiac Diagnostic Testing Department offers state-of-the-art technologies in a convenient setting that enhances the privacy and comfort of our patients.

Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

In addition, the hospital recently renovated one of its three cardiac catheterization labs. The new lab features the Azurion with FlexArm image guided therapy system from Philips Health Care, which delivers high quality imaging with low X-ray dose levels. The cardiac catheterization laboratory renovations included the addition of eight spacious, private bed bays where patients prepare for and recover from their procedures and an isolation patient room as well as updated interior design finishes.

Patient Recovery Beds

Comprehensive Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Services

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset’s Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Services’ multidisciplinary, integrated and patient-centric approach to care delivery provides patients with a network of comprehensive cardiovascular and thoracic care options, produces results which exceed national quality benchmarks, features the latest technology and innovative trials, and ensures the best team of clinicians will be by your side whether you are getting a diagnostic EKG or a stent.

Healthgrades - RWJUH Somerset #3 in State for Cardiology Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award 2023 U.S. News & World Report High Performing Hospitals

Healthgrades Pacemaker Procedures Five-Star Recipient 2022 Becker's Healthcare Great Heart Programs Badge 2023

Nationally Recognized and Accredited Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Care

As a nationally recognized cardiovascular and thoracic hospital network serving Somerset county residents, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset’s Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Services provide patients and their families with the most comprehensive and compassionate care, which is reflected in the numerous awards and recognitions collected over the years from state and national organizations.

Becker’s Hospital Review

RWJBarnabas Health has been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review’s “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Heart Programs" for 2023. Health Care organizations included on the list are renowned for their exemplary heart care, patient outcomes and leading technologies.


We received a Five-Star Rating for Pacemaker Procedures from Healthgrades, the leading resource connecting consumers, physicians and health systems, affirms that our experience, combined with the expertise of our cardiologists, nurses and technicians, offers the best outcomes for patients who need pacemaker implants.

The Joint Commission

This Disease-Specific Gold Seal of Approval Certification for Acute Myocardial Infarction demonstrates the highest level of recognition achievable by a health care provider for the commitment to excellence in providing disease-specific services in a comprehensive manner.

U.S. News & World Report

RWJUH Somerset was designated as a High Performing Hospital for the Treatment of Heart Failure. A hospital's heart failure score is based on multiple data categories, including patient survival, volume and more. Hospitals that earned a high performing rating were significantly better than the national average.

Our Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Specialists

Whether you have heart disease or any type of vascular or thoracic disorder, our multidisciplinary teams are ready to take care of you. Cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, thoracic surgeons, vascular surgeons, anesthesiologists, pulmonologists, and echocardiographers; alongside our dedicated team of nurses, technicians, pharmacists, and staff deliver comprehensive, compassionate care that uses evidence-based guidelines, as well as leading-edge noninvasive, invasive, diagnostic, and therapeutic techniques and therapies.

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Programs and Specialties

Delivering Advanced Cardiovascular and Thoracic Care Right Here in New Jersey

For decades, RWJBarnabas Health has delivered advanced cardiovascular and thoracic care, pioneering breakthrough techniques that have revolutionized the field. Our multidisciplinary team of experts provide comprehensive, compassionate care. Learn more about our programs and specialties, which include diagnosis, treatment, and continued support for people living with cardiovascular and thoracic conditions.

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