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University Hospital



As the principal teaching hospital of New Jersey Medical School, University Hospital is the center of referral for many of the state's most advanced medical services and specialty care programs. From the busiest Trauma Center in New Jersey to one of the best liver transplant programs in the country and scores of other programs in-between, University Hospital helps thousands of patients cheat death and disability each year.

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University Hospital has shown tremendous growth from its first days as a 25 bed city hospital in 1882, through 1979 when the current hospital building was built until today. Among the internal medicine specialty services including a Center for Emerging Pathogens and a comprehensive Liver Treatment and Transplant Center. The institution boasts the Global Tuberculosis Institute which provides an impressive amount of community outreach, public awareness and public health support to the Newark Community as well as inpatient support at University Hospital. Our Division of Cardiology shows continuous growth with an ever-increasing research division that participates in various national studies, a cardiac catheterization suite that has brought increased numbers of patients to UH for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and a Center for Preventive Cardiology which includes major thought leaders in the arena of risk reduction and event prevention. University Hospital has a Ryan White HIV/AIDS center at which the first U.S. case of HIV-2 was discovered as well as the reporting of the first female case of HIV in New Jersey. Our Newark campus is also home to a state of the art cancer treatment center and a new ambulatory care center.

The hospital is staffed by 300 full-time attending physicians who are also faculty members of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

University Hospital has around 16,500 admissions, 1,550 births, and 250,000 outpatient visits annually. There are 519 beds at the facility.

As the principal teaching hospital of NJMS and the training site for many of Rutgers’ other health professions schools, University Hospital is the experience of a lifetime for hundreds of students and residents. Along with preparing tomorrow's healthcare professionals, University Hospital is helping to shape the future through research intiatives in a wide variety of fields.

In July 2017, University Hospital has been designated “Most Wired” for its Information Technology capabilities in a national survey conducted by the American Hospital Association (AHA) in cooperation with Clearwater Compliance, LLC. Read more here:


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The Veterans Affairs Hospital has been named one of the nation's MOST WIRED, according to the 2015 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study released by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

VA SealThe Department of Veterans Affairs NJ Health Care System (VANJHCS) is a consolidated facility comprised of 2 main campuses and 17 satellite outpatient clinics serving the 428,000 veterans that reside in the state. Last year, there were more than 4,600 inpatient admission and 591,000 outpatient visits in NJ State VA facilities.

Residents receive most of their training at the East Orange Campus, with specialty elective time available at the Lyons Campus. The medical centers offer a full range of services including acute medical, surgical, psychiatric, and nursing home care. There are also a variety of specialty programs and initiatives including Diabetes Education, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Prosthetics, and Homeless Outreach Programs which have been recognized for outstanding achievement both within the Department of Veterans Affairs and the general health care community.

As the population ages, elderly and long-term care become critical issues for more and more patients. Care of geriatric veterans is a high priority in the VANJHCS, as more than half of the veterans in NJ are elderly. The VA was one of the first institutions in the state to have a palliative care team in the hematology-oncology section. All inpatient veterans in NJ now have access to the services of hospice and palliative care consultation teams. Residents also get exposure to a variety of specialized programs targeted to geriatric needs, including the Health Aging and Recovery Care Program (HARP), Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program (CIIRP), and Home-based Primary Care. This exposure is essential in developing skills to meet the challenge of caring for the elderly population of the future.

An extensive VA research program exists in NJ, with almost 300 projects and an annual budget of $2.5 million. The VANJHCS has led the Department of Veterans Affairs in health services research that evaluate clinical practice guidelines for diabetic patients, and the East Orange facility was selected as one of the sites for a Center for the Study of War-Related Illnesses.

The VA intends to keep pace with technology and advances in the medical field, and is at the forefront of medical informatics. One of its biggest attributes is its Computerized Patient Record System, linking it to VA institutions across the country. It is a paperless system through which all patient care, including notes, orders, medications and scheduling is managed. This unique state-of-the-art system provides unlimited access to detailed comprehensive patient information, and is utilized by all practitioners at most VA sites, making it easier to manage and follow all aspects of patient care.

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