The Best Heart Transplant Hospitals That Patients Can Trust

As New Jersey’s premier heart transplant hospital network, our hospitals continue to be a top destination for heart failure treatment. We are the most experienced and comprehensive center in the Garden State, and have been at the forefront of highly specialized care for more than 20 years. Our cardiac surgeons and heart specialists' expertise has made our facilities a regional and national training center for physicians, nurses and emergency services technicians.

Our heart centers have earned the American Heart Association's (AHA) prestigious Gold Award in heart failure treatment. This advanced level of recognition acknowledges hospitals that have demonstrated compliance in the AHA's established heart failure achievement measures as outlined in its Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure program.

A Leader in Left Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs)

In addition to staying up to date on the latest clinical trials, we are a pioneer in implantable ventricular assist device (VAD) placement for myocardial recovery, bridge to transplant and destination therapy. Because the VAD program is totally integrated with heart failure and transplant services, patients are thoroughly and continually evaluated for all treatment options.

We deliver progressive heart failure management that optimizes the patient's transition to home and empowers them to improve their heart health. Patient-centered programs bring together all the medical resources necessary to combat heart failure—and we’re proud to report that the reduction in hospital readmission rates has been significant.

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A heart transplant is surgery to remove the diseased heart from a person and replace it with a healthy one from an organ donor. To remove the heart from the donor, two or more healthcare providers must declare the donor brain-dead.

Heart Transplant Patient Recovering

You may need a heart transplant if your heart is failing and other treatments are not effective.

End-stage heart failure is a disease in which the heart muscle is failing severely in its attempt to pump blood through the body. It means other treatments are no longer working. End-stage heart failure is the final stage of heart failure. Despite its name, a diagnosis of heart failure does not mean the heart is about to stop beating—instead, it means the heart muscle is failing to pump blood normally because it is damaged or very weak, or both.

Before you can be put on a waiting list for a heart transplant, a healthcare provider must determine that it is the best treatment choice. You also must be healthy enough to go through the transplant process.

Heart surgery recovery is a process all of its own, as a heart transplant requires patients to drastically change their lifestyles. Our heart transplant specialists provide comprehensive care to assist patients prior to, during and after their surgery to ensure transplant success.

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Patient Stories

  • “I knew right away that I was where I needed to be. My experience there was head and shoulders above the care I had received anywhere else.”

    Father Clark
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  • When it was determined that Peter had end-stage heart failure but otherwise in reasonably good health, his name was added to the heart transplant list.

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  • Your life is up in the air but, this time things were a little easier because I knew what I was in for,” she said. “I was speechless at the miracle of getting a match in just nine days.”

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Saint Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-5000
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
Heart and Lung Specialty Center at Toms River
780 Route 37
Suite 120
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 341-2308
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000

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