University Hospital


The University HospitalAs the core teaching facility of Rutgers 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. Our commitment to education, primary care and specialized referral services has produced the most extensive array of inpatient and outpatient services available in the state of New Jersey.

University Hospital offers a wide range of specialty services including northern New Jersey’s only Level 1 Trauma Center (incorporating a trauma-intensive care unit and the NorthSTAR helicopter emergency and critical care transport system), a regional center for neonatal intensive care, the Obesity Treatment Center, the Cochlear Implant Program,, a neurosurgical intensive care unit and a special Brain Tumor Program, the Neurological Institute of New Jersey, a federally designated spinal cord injury program, The University Center for Bloodless Surgery and Medicine, and New Jersey’s only Liver Transplant Program.

The hospital is staffed by 300 full-time attending physicians who are also faculty members of the New Jersey Medical School. University Hospital has more than 19,000 admissions, 2,700 births, and 215,000 outpatient visits annually.


Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center - East Orange


Va Hospital Located in northeastern New Jersey within the greater New York metropolitan area, the East Orange Campus is the only VA tertiary care facility in the state.A wide variety of medical, surgical, and psychiatric programs are available. In addition, the James J. Howard Satellite Outpatient Clinic, located in Brick, NJ, serves veterans in south and central New Jersey. The VA New Jersey Health Care System also operates Community-Based Health Care Practices in Hackensack, Trenton and Fort Dix.

As a major teaching institution, the East Orange Campus maintains 47 separate affiliations, including one extensive physician residency program, various nursing school affiliations and 33 allied health trainee programs. A recognized leader in research, the East Orange Campus maintains a very active research program with over 60 investigators conducting pioneering work in areas such as infectious disease, cardiovascular disease, and the health effects of smoking. The VA New Jersey Health Care System East Orange Campus is designated as one of four Environmental Hazards Centers in the country. The Gulf War Research Center was established by the Department of Veterans Affairs to study the health consequences of having served in the Gulf.


Hackensack University Medical Center


Hackensack University Medical CenterHackensack University Medical Center is a 629 bed academic community medical center providing regional healthcare for Northern New Jersey. Hackensack is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the State of New Jersey.

In addition to excellence in primary care, Hackensack provides several tertiary care experiences including bone marrow transplants and kidney transplants. Hackensack University Medical Center is a New Jersey State designated regional referral center for cardiac catherization, cardiac surgery and electrophysiology studies.