Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

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About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Robert Wood Johnson University HospitalOne of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital provides state-of-the-art care across the full range of health care services. Specialties include cardiac care from screening to heart surgery and transplantation, cancer care, emergency medicine, pediatrics and maternal-fetal medicine.

Our Mission

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

  • Fostering an environment of excellence in all areas including the provision of the highest quality, evidenced based patient care in collaboration with the hospital’s health care professionals
  • Advancing patient care by the diffusion of medical knowledge
  • Facilitating medical discovery that improves patient care
  • Promoting and engaging in community outreach activities to enhance the health of the residents of our region
  • Exhibiting stewardship of all available 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.

Quality, Awards and Honors

The hospital has earned significant national recognition for clinical quality and patient safety. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has ranked among U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Hospitals for six consecutive years. The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer has rated RWJUH among the nation's best comprehensive cancer centers. The Leapfrog Group rated RWJUH as one of the 50 exceptional U.S. hospitals, as published in Consumers Digest magazine. Harvard University researchers, in a study commissioned by The Commonwealth Fund, identified RWJUH as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation for clinical quality. RWJUH is also a recipient of the prestigious Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence for more than 10 consecutive years.


RWJUH is the principal teaching hospital of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. It is also the hub of a clinically-integrated medical campus that includes the NCI-designated Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the Child Health Institute of New Jersey and The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital.

General Information

  • 600 inpatient beds
  • Over 1,300 physicians and surgeons in every specialty are affiliated with the hospital
  • Founded in 1884
  • Daily visiting hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.