Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Care

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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.

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.

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.

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 Healthcare, which delivers high quality imaging with low X-ray dose levels.

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.

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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. These include:

  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines Stroke Quality Achievement Award, Target: Stroke Honor Roll Award and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award
    This award recognizes our commitment to ensuring stroke and diabetes patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.
  • Healthgrades: Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures
    A five-star rating 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: Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification
    This certification recognizes centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care. The certification decision is based on the evaluation of standards, clinical practice guidelines and performance measurement activities.
  • The Joint Commission: Disease-Specific Gold Seal of Approval Certification for Acute Myocardial Infarction
    This certification 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.
  • New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services - Designated Primary Stroke Center
    This designation recognizes hospitals able to provide patients with a wide range of comprehensive stroke services, including: access to an acute stroke team; neurology and emergency department personnel trained in the diagnosis and treatment of acute stroke; neuro-imaging services capability; among others.
  • U.S. News & World Report: Designated as a High Performing Hospital for the Treatment of Stroke and 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, we are here for you. Our multidisciplinary teams comprised of cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, thoracic surgeons, vascular surgeons, anesthesiologists, pulmonologists, and echocardiographers; alongside our dedicated team of nurses, technicians, pharmacists, and staff, are all ready to take care of you. Our teams 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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